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 …

Muckraking Mendota: A Forest of “Weeds”

In Muckraking Mendota: A Naturalist’s Investigations, UW-Madison undergraduate, Emily Hilts, plunges beneath the surface of the Yahara chain of lakes to answer questions about Madison’s aquatic ecosystem. Follow her to uncover your own connection to …

Nearshore Construction + Heavy Rain = Sediment Plume in Lake Mendota

We interrupt this “Fish Fry Day” to bring you breaking news. Or, well, not news, but a timely example of the challenges urban water bodies like Madison’s lakes face on a daily basis. On his …

“Lean In” to Limnology: A History of Aquatic Ecologists

Earlier this month, CFL graduate student and Wisconsin DNR research scientist, Alison (Ali) Mikulyuk received the 2013 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award along with her colleagues Martha Barton, Michelle Nault, & Kelly Wagner for their work …

Freshwater Estuaries: Exploring an Unusual Ecosystem

The Saint Louis River Estuary is a rare type of freshwater ecosystem that receives significant amounts of water from both the incoming rivers and Lake Superior. While estuaries are common along coastlines where rivers empty …