Category Archives: Global Change & Long-Term Ecology

A Look at Our Lakes on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Wisconsin, of course, is where it all began, thanks to former U.S. senator Gaylord Nelson’s vision. As we here at the blog mulled over an appropriate topic for an Earth Day post, we kept seeing local media … Continue reading

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Road Salt Turns Deep Water into “Low-Sodium Soup”

Before the ice melts off these lakes here in Madison (we will get ice-off this year, right???), we thought we’d share a report from our senior research technician, Ted Bier, who you may have seen out with facilities manager, Dave … Continue reading

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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 living thing that needs a … Continue reading

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Changing Climate, Warming Lakes and an “Endangered” Outdoor Experience

Tomorrow evening at the Minocqua Brewing Company, former CFL director, John Magnuson, will team will UW-Madison climate scientist, Ankur Desai, for our science cafe series “Science on Tap-Minocqua.” The topic tomorrow is climate change in Wisconsin. And one thing that … Continue reading

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“Science on Tap” a Smashing Success

Even “standing room only” wasn’t enough. As if the lively chatter, hearty laughter and spontaneous rounds of applause weren’t proof, the line of people snaking out the door of the Minocqua Brewing Company‘s Divano Lounge confirmed that interest was alive … Continue reading

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LTEArts Goes to Washington: Exploring the Beauty of Science on Wisconsin Lakes

In 2011, researchers at the Center for Limnology’s Northern Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research project teamed up with artists in Wisconsin’s Northwoods to explore a new way of communicating science. They all asked the same question – what happens … Continue reading

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“Weird” Ice The Norm for Madison Lakes

Following up on our posts of Lake Mendota freezing while Monona flirted with open water, Ted Bier, the Long-Term Ecological Research team’s senior research specialist, sent in this photo. It shows Ted a few winters back drilling a hole through … Continue reading

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CSI: Lake Monona Edition – Open Water in Negative Temps?

Over here at the CFL, all the talk has been about the ice covering Lake Mendota. That’s all well and good, but it’s diverted attention from something happening on the other side of the isthmus – Lake Monona is refusing … Continue reading

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Introducing “Science on Tap”

The University of Wisconsin’s Trout Lake Station and Kemp Natural Resources Station are announcing a new monthly event called “Science on Tap” at the Minocqua Brewing Company. For several decades, both research stations have studied the land and lakes of … Continue reading

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It’s On! Lake Mendota Finally Freezes

UPDATE: Due to the awesome amount of interest this post has generated, we thought we’d share last year’s more in-depth look at the late freeze AND a post on flu season and Lake Wingra to inject a bit more science … Continue reading

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