Trout Lake Research Rewind: Tricking the Turf & Sampling the Surf

by Riley Steinbrenner Tree Skirts? Ever since Dom got stuck between a hand drill and a hard place the first time I ventured out with him and Patrick, this whole “tree skirt” situation had just been a figment of my–well Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: Mega Buoy & Mini Mammals

by Riley Steinbrenner Week Eight Launching Mega Buoy If you ever walked up to the station’s main lab at any time during the beginning of summer, a giant conglomerate of solar panels, wires, metal framing and heavy-duty floatation devices would Read More …

Off The Reel: Sampling “Trout Tower” with Sydney & Camryn

by Riley Steinbrenner It was 7:50 when I woke up one Friday morning to my phone’s alarm blaring the most obnoxious tone available via iOS. EEE-EEE-EEE. After realizing I indeed wasn’t on a submarine at war in the middle of Read More …

What Two Frozen Lakes Taught Me About Perception Versus Data

by Samantha Oliver Today, I woke up at my favorite place on earth – Ten Mile Lake, in Hackensack, Minnesota. On the coldest day of the winter thus far, the frozen lake is so bright, so sparkly, it is almost Read More …

Wisconsin’s Shrinking Panfish & New Fisheries Management Policy

Happy Fish Fry Day! Enjoy this post from the Long Term Ecological Research Network. by Terra Alpaugh Between 2013 and 2015, Andrew Rypel traveled the state of Wisconsin attending public meetings led by state and local fisheries staff— always with Read More …

“When” – Not Just “Where” – Key Question for Species Abundance

When it comes to studies of species abundance, scientists have spent a lot of time looking into where, exactly, particular plants or animals thrive or survive in a particular ecosystem. But, harnessing the relatively recent rise of long-term datasets, a new Read More …

Accepting Applications for 2015 Trout Lake Station “Artist in Residence”

BOULDER JUNCTION, WI — The Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications for our summer 2015 “artist-in-residence” fellowship at Trout Lake Station. The artist in residence program is designed for visual artists, writers and musicians Read More …

Trout Lake Station “Artist-in-Residence” Program Inspires Art/Science Connection

This summer, Trout Lake Station hosted it’s 2nd annual artist-in-residence – painter, Helen Klebesadel. The program hopes to create collaborative art and science projects focusing on the long-term ecology of lakes. Below is Helen’s recap of her time “up north.” Read More …