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 …

Florida’s Red Tide Shows Algae Blooms Aren’t Just a Wisconsin Problem

While we were knee-deep in stories about algae problems in Wisconsin’s lakes this summer, a serious outbreak of blooms has been unfolding in Florida where a massive “red tide” is swirling in the waters off both …

Running Diary of Flux Chambers, Mini Me and a Marathon Day in the Field

Necessity, of course, is the mother of invention. And scientific fieldwork is often the mother of necessity. Researchers are constantly having to invent new ways to collect data in challenging environments. What follows is a …

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 …

Coming Soon: Science on Ice, Urban Foxes and Aldo Leopold’s Legacy

We’ve got a busy week ahead of sharing science to the wider world. Check out what’s on tap! Science on Ice at the Frozen Assets Festival – Saturday, February 3rd (11am to 3pm) Ever wonder …