Steve Carpenter On “Fake Facts,” Trust in Science and Hope For the Future

The following “Know Your Madisonian” profile ran in today in the Wisconsin State Journal Know Your Madisonian: UW-Madison’s Stephen Carpenter makes Madison, state lakes his laboratory by Karen Rivedal, Wisconsin State Journal As an antidote to a proliferation of “fake Read More …

Purging DNR’s Website Doesn’t Change Climate Facts

Last week, we shared our resolution to stand up for science in 2017, after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources changed their website to reflect an incorrect and politically motivated stance on climate change. Yesterday CFL director, Steve Carpenter, and Read More …

Guest Post: Focus on Phosphorus Control to Improve Water Quality

As the year winds to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the the CFL’s most popular blog posts from 2016. Here’s one published on August 16th by CFL director, Steve Carpenter, on controlling phosphorus for clean Read More …

Report Reveals Big Dependence on Freshwater Fish for Global Food Security

by Kelly April Tyrrell MADISON — Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world’s most vulnerable people, according to a study published Monday (Oct. 24) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “It Read More …

Lake Mendota: A Scientific Biography

How did we miss this excellent feature on Lake Mendota and the CFL? We have no idea, but better late than never – enjoy! By: Masarah Van Eyck From the window of his second-story office overlooking Lake Mendota, Steve Carpenter can Read More …

What Can Snails Tell Us About Water Quality?

The following Q&A of CFL professor, Pete McIntyre was recently featured on the Nature Conservancy’s “Cool Green Science” blog. More about the Lake T. snail project is here.  by: Jenny Rogers For the past 20 years, biologist Pete McIntyre has Read More …

Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Declining from Global Warming

by Mari N. Jensen and Adam Hinterthuer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The decrease in fishery productivity in Africa’s largest lake is a consequence of global warming rather than just overfishing, according to a report to be published this week in Read More …

New Zealand Q&A: Jake Vander Zanden Talks Dead Zones, Cows & Haka Dances

Earlier this year, Jake Vander Zanden rented his house out in Madison, packed his things, and headed with his family for a sabbatical in New Zealand.  Under the auspices of a Fulbright scholarship, Jake is at the University of Waikato, Read More …

Ice Data from Early “Citizen Scientists” Confirms Warming Since Industrial Revolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MADISON, WI — In 1442, fifty years before Columbus “sailed the ocean blue,” Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the annual freeze dates of a nearby lake. Along a Finnish river, starting in 1693, local Read More …