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 …

It’s a Jungle Down There: Zebra Mussels Transforming Depths of Lake Mendota

by Mike Spear In September 2015, a single zebra mussel about the size of a fingernail sent alarm through the Center for Limnology. (CFL). It signaled the arrival of one of the world’s most notorious invasive species in our own Read More …

A Final Farewell to the Best Summer Job I’ve Ever Had

by Riley Steinbrenner Goodbyes are hard, especially when it comes to saying them to people you’ve lived with and developed friendships with over the past two-and-a-half months. (Seriously, where did the time go?!) And so, I’d like to start off Read More …

Despite Changes in Climate, Land Use and Management Practices, Lakes Stay Surprisingly Static

Over the last few decades, change has defined our environment in the United States. Agriculture intensified. Urban areas sprawled. The climate warmed. Intense rainstorms became more common. But, says a new study, while those kinds of changes usually result in Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: TLS Open House

by Riley Steinbrenner Despite early-morning drizzles and a steady wind throughout the day, this summer’s Trout Lake Station Open House was a  big success! Nearly 200 visitors from all corners of the Northwoods – Boulder Junction, Sayner, Minocqua (and even Read More …

CFL Seeks Director for Trout Lake Station

The Center for Limnology (CFL), UW-Madison invites applications for a Director whose responsibility would be to direct Trout Lake Station (TLS). We seek an outstanding scientist with a track record of publication and extramural funding and an internationally-recognized research program Read More …

Off The Reel: Two Rounds of Shock and Awe with Bass-Walleye Crew

by Riley Steinbrenner “Just a little bit more!” UW-Madison undergrad, Ishita Aghi, yelled from the front end of the electrofishing boat as Matt Chotlos, another UW undergrad, slowly backed up the only diesel fleet truck on station until the hitch Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: Fyke Nets & Native Mussels

by Riley Steinbrenner Week Seven This summer, CFL graduate students Martin Perales and Holly Embke are busy catching fish on their two study lakes–Sandy Beach Lake and McDermott Lake in Iron County–using a lot of different methods. One of these Read More …