Category Archives: Global Change & Long-Term Ecology

Video: 2 Months Breaking Ice in Under 5 Minutes

While this isn’t news directly from the Center for Limnology, it is WAY cool and postdoc, Cayelan Carey’s, recent talk on (and love for) all things phytoplankton inspired us. Marine scientist/science writer, Cassandra Brooks, is currently on an expedition in … Continue reading

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“David Buoy” Ready for Year 6 on Lake Mendota

Early season boaters on Lake Mendota may have noticed a familiar sight out on the water this spring – a bright yellow beacon, bobbing right above the lake’s deepest point. Meet “David Buoy,” the tireless floating scientific instrument that has … Continue reading

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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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