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 …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: Catching & Counting Invasive Rusty Crayfish

by Riley Steinbrenner Week Five It’s that time of the summer when independent, undergraduate research projects are underway! For my housemate, UW biology undergraduate Matt Chotlos, invasive rusty crayfish has been the focus of his. Rusty crayfish are finicky little Read More …

Mark Your Calendars! Aug. 4th: Trout Lake’s 7th Annual Open House

BOULDER JUNCTION, WI – On Friday, August 4th, the UW-Madison Center for Limnology will host its 7th annual Open House at the Trout Lake Research Station. Join us from 1 to 5 pm for a chance to get a first-hand look at Read More …

Off The Reel: A “Bog Baptism” with Kaela

by Riley Steinbrenner Her first day on the job, I found my housemate Kaela Amundson—a microbiology undergraduate at UW-Madison—hunched over a blacktop counter in the station’s main lab next to a cranking, electric-mixer-sized machine that sounded like it belonged in Read More …

Investment in Science Crucial to Tackling “Grand Challenges” for the Great Lakes

by Cheryl Reitan & Adam Hinterthuer Duluth, MN – In September of 2014, fifty-eight scientists gathered to discuss the most pressing research needs in the Great Lakes region. Even though the five lakes contain nearly one-fifth of all the world’s Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: Bog Walks, Lab Work & Wild Rice

by Riley Steinbrenner Week One One of the first things I did up north was walk on water–well, on a bog, that is! TLS Interim Director Susan Knight took CFL outreach/communications specialist Adam Hinterthuer and me out to “Why Not” Read More …

Madison in Bloom: Blue-Green Algae Hits Home

The Bloom Begins It was a hot, sunny day and Steve Carpenter couldn’t believe the view from his second-floor office on the shoreline of Lake Mendota. As far out as he could see from his perch in the Hasler Laboratory Read More …