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 …

Blog Redux: Fish Ears, “Tree” Rings and a Sectioning Saw

We thought we’d dig through the archives to see what we were up to in previous Novembers. Enjoy this look at “Limno in the Lab” from four years ago! Originally posted 11/13/12 – After the spring and summer field seasons, Read More …

Arthur Hasler Tells UW-Madison Video Archives “Lake Mendota Is Our Laboratory”

We recently stumbled across this old video of Art Hasler (in an amazing coat/hat ensemble, we might add) discussing the “congregation” of professors and students at the UW-Madison who work on Lake Mendota “trying to unfathom the unknowns of the Read More …

Video: Limnology 101 – Lake Stratification

CFL graduate student, Colin Smith, produced and narrated this first video in our new “Limnology 101” series. Here he explains why lakes separate into warm, upper layers and cold, bottom layers.  Check it out! Stay tuned for more “Limnology 101,” 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 …

Center for Limnology on YouTube

Just in case you didn’t know, the CFL is on YouTube chronicling our adventures both in the field and in the lab. Here’s a new trailer for the WiscLimnology channel that we hope you’ll enjoy! On the channel, you’ll find playlists Read More …

Field Samples: Studying the World’s Oldest and Deepest Lake

 Welcome to our weekly Q&A asking researchers what they’ve been up to and what they’ve learned. Today, special guest, Stephanie Hampton, talks about working in Siberia on the world’s oldest and deepest lake. Hampton is the CFL’s fall Kaeser Scholar. Read More …