In the ecological sciences it is generally accepted that, the bigger an organism, the higher its position or “trophic level” in the food web. There are, of course, obvious exceptions – wolves and lions are …September 23, 2021
Earlier this summer, Alice Ogden-Nussbaum was checking on a gill net she had set a day earlier in Lake Mendota’s deepest waters. As she rolled the curtain of net up out of the lake, a …September 20, 2021
Blue waters – green beaches: benthic filamentous algae are an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide
by Nadja Neumann, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Many of the world’s well-known clear lakes are deteriorating at an alarming rate: at the shore, where people want to play and swim, the …September 13, 2021
For UW-Madison Undergrad, a Crash Course in Fish Fieldwork Leads to a Passion for Freshwater Science
by Cassie Gauthier – When Kailee Berge arrived at Trout Lake Station at the beginning of this summer, she was nervous and a little overwhelmed about all of the new experiences. She grew up in …August 16, 2021
by Cassie Gauthier – Getting to see the sunrise over a lake as I nestle into my sweatshirt in the brisk morning air is one of my favorite things. Another is being in the middle …July 14, 2021
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From harmful algal bloom to invasive species to shrinking winter ice cover, Wisconsin's lakes (and our relationship with them) is changing. Learn Your Lakes has the science and stories behind those changes.
“The lake is the one true microcosm, for nowhere else is the life of the great world, in all of its intricacies, so clearly disclosed to us as in the tiny model offered by the inland lake.” – E. A. Birge