Trout Lake Research Rewind: Monitoring Macrophytes & Crushing Chlorophyll

by Riley Steinbrenner Week Eleven After spending the first part of their summer working with the Citizen Lake Monitoring program—which recruits lakeside-dwelling citizens to monitor water clarity using a Secchi disk—the Aquatic Invasive Species crew have spent their last few 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 …

When It Comes to Biological Extremes, Expect the Unexpected

MADISON – Human beings are familiar with the idea of extreme events. Meteorologists keep us up to date on hurricanes, floods and high temperatures. Economists watch the stock market for signs of crashes or rallies. We spend a lot of 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 …

Notes from the Northwoods: Wading to Trip

by AnnaKay Kruger Michaela Kromrey clips herself into her bulky waders, fitting the straps over her shoulders and sealing herself into their protective rubber lining. We’ve dropped anchor near the shore of Jute Lake, and waves whip the side of Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Heavy Lifting on Sparkling Lake

by AnnaKay Kruger “Well, that was an adventure!” says Aaron O’Connell, a UW-Plateville undergraduate, looking down at his bare feet as he steps gingerly across the gravel driveway. In one hand he carries his sodden shoes, and like me, he Read More …

Field Samples: The Art (and Science) of Wrangling ‘Big Data’

Field Samples is a weekly Q&A asking researchers what they’ve been up to and what they’ve learned. Today, information manager/data scientist extraordinaire, Corinna Gries, talks the brave new world of “big data.” Who are you, where are you from, and how did you Read More …