Video: Searching for Spring’s Spawning Suckers

Happy Fish Fry Day! Just like many Wisconsin restaurants, we’ve got fish on the menu today. The special? Suckers with a side of steelhead. Watch as CFL graduate student, John Rodstrom, and post-doc, Allison Moody, search for suckers in a Read More …

High-Speed Limnology Adventure on the Mighty Mississippi

On the first day of August, at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul, Minnesota, Center for Limnology (CFL) graduate student, Luke Loken, boarded an 18-foot-long Boston Whaler and headed upstream. At the Washington Avenue Bridge, the starting line of Read More …

CFL Students Headed To Sapelo Island for Zoology 750

Yesterday afternoon, eight UW graduate students and two of the Center for Limnology fleet vehicles left on an 18-hour drive to Georgia. Their destination? Sapelo Island, a barrier island just off the Georgia’s coast. The crew was headed down as Read More …

Limnology in Action: Numb Feet and a Bucket Full of Rusties

The weather keeps alternating between chilly and warm as Lindsey Sargent, a graduate student from the University of Notre Dame, steers our small boat out into Star Lake in northern Wisconsin’s Vilas County. We’re on the hunt for the invasive Read More …

“Making Merit” in the Mekong Delta

Not everyone at the CFL is braving subzero temperatures this winter. Faculty member, Pete McIntyre, is currently working in balmier weather, conducting fieldwork with grad student, Aaron Koning in Thailand, They are looking at fish migrations in the Mekong River Read More …

Limnology in Action: Like Baking a Cake in a Lake

Besides the rowboat being pulled across a grid of buoys, the surface of Peter Lake is calm. But, just 5 meters below the surface, a full experiment is under way. “Annndddd…. There is C-13 spilling out down there!” shouts Grace 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 …

Limnology in Action: How to Turn a Lake Blue

Ryan Batt dips a bucket into the lake, and pulls up a quarter-gallon of… Gatorade? At the surface, Ward Lake is like any small bog: tall trees and sedges are reflected on the dark surface and beaver-gnawed branches stick out Read More …

Limnology in Action: Bug Pickin’

“Alright. Who is ready to get messy?” Zach Lawson’s question is greeted with incredible enthusiasm. It is all-hands-on-deck in the wet lab and, today, everyone is sorting bugs. Ten undergraduate students crowd around two small tables, armed with small plastic Read More …