What Two Frozen Lakes Taught Me About Perception Versus Data

by Samantha Oliver Today, I woke up at my favorite place on earth – Ten Mile Lake, in Hackensack, Minnesota. On the coldest day of the winter thus far, the frozen lake is so bright, so sparkly, it is almost Read More …

Field Samples: How Humans Are Changing What’s in Our Water

Field Samples is a Q&A with presenters at our weekly Wednesday seminar. Today CFL grad student, Samantha Oliver, will talk about how humans changes to the landscape have drastically altered nutrient flows into lakes.  Who are you, where are you Read More …

Watch This! Madison East Student Documentary on the Yahara Lakes

It’s spring break in Madison and, while we’re not exactly out swimming or boating just yet, that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to love our lakes. Enjoy this video from Madison East High School students on what the lakes Read More …

CSI Limnology: Team-Building Crucial for “Team Science”

by Samantha Oliver Around the world, more and more scientists are working together to answer some of our biggest biological and ecological questions. Science is often seen as a private enterprise carried out in an individual’s lab. But, today, especially Read More …

Video Review – 2013: Snail Crushing, Invasive IDing and Musky Jamming

In these last hours of 2013, we’re featuring some of our favorite (and most popular) CFL videos from the past year. To see all of our offerings, head to our YouTube channel. Crushing Snail Shells… for Science Grad students Sam Read More …

Video: Crushing Snail Shells…for Science

Some Center for Limnology grad students recently returned from Georgia’s Sapelo Island. It’s part of the UW-Madison class, “Zoology 750: Problems in Oceanography.” All students have to create individual experiments for the trip. But only one required “The Crusher” CFL Read More …

Limnology in Action: Big Adventure on Small Lakes

by Aisha Liebenow It’s not every day that you get to say you went on an adventure; unless your name is Samantha Oliver or Andy Muench. Sam is a PhD student in the Center for Limnology at UW – Madison, Read More …