“When” – Not Just “Where” – Key Question for Species Abundance

When it comes to studies of species abundance, scientists have spent a lot of time looking into where, exactly, particular plants or animals thrive or survive in a particular ecosystem. But, harnessing the relatively recent rise …

Are We Thinking About Invasives All Wrong?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Gretchen Hansen, 608.221.6330, Gretchen.Hansen@wisconsin.gov Zebra mussels. Asian carp. Kudzu. Chances are you recognize these names as belonging to invasive species — plants or animals that are relocated from their native habitat …

Slideshow: Sparkling Lake Rebounds from Invasion

A recent study authored by our former postdoc and PhD student, Gretchen Hansen, reports that an intensive invasive-species trapping experiment had paid off for Sparkling Lake in northern Wisconsin. Not only did our researchers put …