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 …

Field Samples: The Art (and Science) of Wrangling ‘Big Data’

Field Samples is a weekly Q&A asking researchers what they’ve been up to and what they’ve learned. Today, information manager/data scientist extraordinaire, Corinna Gries, talks the brave new world of “big data.” Who are you, where are you from, and how did you Read More …

Video: Going Global with Freshwater Science

“Okay, now we’re going to do a little role playing,” the moderator announced to the room. “We need a customer and a shopkeeper, would anyone like to read a script?” After a little coercion, two reluctant thespians assumed their roles Read More …

Spring Blitz! Global Collaboration Gets to the Bottom of Plankton Diversity

As spring moves to summer, an unprecedented scientific collaboration is sending researchers around the globe scrambling into their boats and simultaneously heading out onto the world’s lakes. It’s called “Spring Blitz,” and, from Wisconsin to Florida to Switzerland, scientists are Read More …

Lake Life Ramping Back Up, Clear Water Phase on Its Way

A trip out sampling on Lake Mendota this morning yielded a robust catch of the zooplankton (tiny animal), Daphnia, a miniscule, yet voracious crustacean that goes to town on phytoplankton (tiny plant) populations that are blooming throughout the upper reaches Read More …