CFL in Africa: Fish Pee and After Hours Fieldwork

The CFL’s Ellen Hamann, lab manager for Pete McIntyre’s lab, has been back in Africa this summer, helping continue research on Lake Tanganyika. She sent in this note from the field before returning to Madison …

A Look at Our Lakes on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Wisconsin, of course, is where it all began, thanks to former U.S. senator Gaylord Nelson’s vision. As we here at the blog mulled over an appropriate topic for an Earth Day post, …

April 9th Event – Our Freshwater Future: Peril and Promise

Only 2.5% of all the water on earth is freshwater. 70% of that freshwater is frozen into glaciers and snowpacks in mountainous regions, leaving a tiny fraction of all water on earth available for every …

Changing Climate, Warming Lakes and an “Endangered” Outdoor Experience

Tomorrow evening at the Minocqua Brewing Company, former CFL director, John Magnuson, will team will UW-Madison climate scientist, Ankur Desai, for our science cafe series “Science on Tap-Minocqua.” The topic tomorrow is climate change in …

“Science on Tap” a Smashing Success

Even “standing room only” wasn’t enough. As if the lively chatter, hearty laughter and spontaneous rounds of applause weren’t proof, the line of people snaking out the door of the Minocqua Brewing Company‘s Divano Lounge …

LTEArts Goes to Washington: Exploring the Beauty of Science on Wisconsin Lakes

In 2011, researchers at the Center for Limnology’s Northern Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research project teamed up with artists in Wisconsin’s Northwoods to explore a new way of communicating science. They all asked the …