Blog Redux: Secchi Disk Celebrates 150 Years of Clarity

Tomorrow will mark the one hundred and fifty-second birthday of the Secchi disk. We dusted off this post from two years ago to tell you all about our favorite scientific instrument. Enjoy! (Originally published April 20, 2015) – A time-honored Read More …

Arthur Hasler Tells UW-Madison Video Archives “Lake Mendota Is Our Laboratory”

We recently stumbled across this old video of Art Hasler (in an amazing coat/hat ensemble, we might add) discussing the “congregation” of professors and students at the UW-Madison who work on Lake Mendota “trying to unfathom the unknowns of the Read More …

CFL’s Crowd-Sourced Secchi Slideshow: Happy Earth Day!

We asked, and you answered! It’s Earth Day and we’re continuing our shout out to the inventor of limnology’s most ubiquitous instrument. (Full captions to photos are posted below) Click on images above for slideshow. Fuller captions describing images are Read More …

Save the Date! Hasler Lab 2014 Open House

Modern limnology in North America was born right here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, scientists from across Wisconsin, the nation. and the globe are doing world-class freshwater research right on the shore of Lake Mendota – exploring issues like Read More …

Where Do All the Data Go?

by Corinna Gries For hundreds of years people have collected data on lakes. Ice on and ice off dates are probably the oldest data, but water temperature, water clarity, animal and plant species and abundance have also been recorded for Read More …

The Lasting Legacy of “Tug” Juday: 1918-2013

This Monday, March 18th, the Center for Limnology lost a dear friend. Eugene Thurston “Tug” Juday passed away at Grace Lodge in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, which is also the city where he was born. While Tug served in the South Pacific Read More …

CFL Reunion: International Edition

 Grad student, Aaron Koning, and faculty member, Pete McIntyre, are currently conducting fieldwork in Thailand where they’re looking at fish migrations in the Mekong River and its tributaries.The Mekong is a critically important fishery for millions of people, supplying food Read More …

Another Year, Another Late Freeze on Lake Mendota

The view from Hasler Lab on Monday was one of windswept waves crashing into the ice-covered rocks of Lake Mendota’s southern shoreline. Not even a rim of pancake ice to slow their roll. Today the lake is, well, a little Read More …

Trout Lake Station Crew 2012: Not afraid to get their hands dirty, or their shoes wet!

Meet our CFL-Trout Lake Station summer staff team. Summer outreach student, Ali Branscombe is out on the lake through August and will follow this intrepid crew as they conduct research ranging from studying long-term ecological data to finding ways to control the spread Read More …