The Phantom Midge Returns: A Lake Mendota Mystery on Ice
Before ice season melts completely away on Madison’s lakes, we wanted to share some really cool photos that local ice angler, Jim Kusuda, took when he was fishing in 70 feet of water on Lake …March 20, 2023
Earlier Algae Blooms, Lingering Toxins: Invasive Species Cause Big Changes to a Lake’s Microbial Community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A new study is highlighting the outsized impacts that invasive species can have – even on the tiniest residents in an ecosystem. Published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy …March 13, 2023
Tiny Trout? Study Finds Several Freshwater Species Bucking One Climate Change Trend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (MADISON, WI) by Adam Hinterthuer When it comes to predictions of how climate change will impact fish populations, a new study has found that several species are ‘swimming upstream’. “One widely expected …February 28, 2023
Social Fish-Tancing? Study Finds Big Bump in Fishing License Sales During First Year of COVID
In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was quite a bit of buzz about what came to be called the “anthropause” or the idea that, as humans sheltered in place, Nature got to …February 15, 2023
Fan Mail and A Few Thoughts About Science’s Role in Society
A few weeks ago, a letter arrived in our mailbox here at Hasler Lab from a reader of this blog. It was … not the most positive message. In fact, it stopped just short of …February 13, 2023
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Learn Your Lakes
From harmful algal bloom to invasive species to shrinking winter ice cover, Wisconsin's lakes (and our relationship with them) is changing. Learn Your Lakes has the science and stories behind those changes.
“The lake is the one true microcosm, for nowhere else is the life of the great world, in all of its intricacies, so clearly disclosed to us as in the tiny model offered by the inland lake.” – E. A. Birge