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 …

Small Dams Add Up to Major Pollution Control

When it comes to surface water pollution, people tend to think big. The focus is often on metropolitan sewer districts, large dairy operations, or sediment build-up behind giant dams. It turns out that small-scale dams …

“Water @ UW-Madison” Website Serves as Reservoir for University’s Water Research

MADISON – Water covers 70% of the earth’s surface, makes up the majority of our bodies, and its use, quality, and availability are some of the most critical issues facing our world today. Water is …

Ecosystems on the Brink – CFL in Scientific American

The October 2012 issue of Scientific American is out and it features a nice article on ecosystem regime shifts, CFL experimental workhorses Peter and Paul Lakes, and our director, Steve Carpenter. Ecosystems on the Brink …

Freshwater Futures – LTER Short Film Series

Check out this new trailer for a series of short films chronicling the research being done as part of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research program (LTER). You may recognize some shots of Center …