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 …

‘Free-range scientist’ Steve Carpenter remains inspired, inspiring — even in retirement

(This article was originally published on news.wisc.edu) It’s been nearly six months since Steve Carpenter officially stepped down as director of the UW–Madison Center for Limnology. Yet, despite updating his resume with the title “free-range …

Who Will Invade Next? 5 Species That May Threaten Wisconsin Waters

When zebra mussels were finally found in Lake Mendota in the fall of 2015, most aquatic ecologists in Wisconsin had the same thought – “What took them so long?” These notorious little bivalves were firmly planted …

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 …

From the Vault: Madison in Bloom – Blue-Green Algae Hits Home

A cool, wet Spring and booming populations of algae-munching daphnia couldn’t hold-off the inevitable – Madison’s lakes have been beset by cyanobacteria blooms the last few day. We dusted off this older post to explain …