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 …

Annual PSA: To Keep Our Freshwater Fresh, We Must Be Smart About Winter Salt

Winter in the colder climes of North America means a lot of things – frozen lakes, white blankets of snow and, far too often, the crunch of salt crystals underfoot. While we use salt to …

After the Flood – “Doomsday” Climate Change Scenario Looks a Little Less Alarmist

In 2014, the Water, Sustainability and Climate Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison published “Yahara 2070” a series of stories about potential futures for the Madison area and the Yahara watershed. Using a combination of …

What’s Tipping the Scales Toward More Bass, Fewer Walleye in Wisconsin Waters?

by Sydney Widell For walleye and other northern Wisconsin fish, a warming climate may mean smaller populations and shrinking ranges, said Center for Limnology Director, Jake Vander Zanden, in a lecture Wednesday. Addressing a crowd …