1st Ever Science on Tap-Madison! Can We Have Clean Lakes & Ice Cream, Too?

Join us Monday, March 20th for an early celebration of World Water Day at Madison brewery, Ale Asylum. There will be no lecture, no PowerPoint, just a conversation with UW-Madison researchers about water quality and policy in Wisconsin and an Read More …

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 …

Guest Post: Focus on Phosphorus Control to Improve Water Quality

As the year winds to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the the CFL’s most popular blog posts from 2016. Here’s one published on August 16th by CFL director, Steve Carpenter, on controlling phosphorus for clean Read More …

Guest Post: Are We Saving Forests At the Expense of Rivers?

CFL graduate student, Aaron Koning, spends a lot of time in Thailand, studying fish and the people who rely on them for sustenance. Follow his adventures on his blog. by Aaron Koning For the last five years, I’ve been working Read More …

Lake Mendota: A Scientific Biography

How did we miss this excellent feature on Lake Mendota and the CFL? We have no idea, but better late than never – enjoy! By: Masarah Van Eyck From the window of his second-story office overlooking Lake Mendota, Steve Carpenter can 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 …

“Farm Tech Days” Exhibit Will Focus on Phosphorus Problems and Solutions

by Jenny Seifert Why is phosphorus in the lakes a long-term problem, why do we care and how could we fix it? The UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate Project (WSC) and Center for Limnology will address these questions at their Read More …

Video: Up-Close Look at Lake Mendota Water Clarity

On June 4th, after a week of clear-water conditions in Lake Mendota, some of us here at Hasler Lab decided that our window for swimming in clear water was closing. So we decided to take an up-close and personal reading Read More …

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 Read More …

Madison Lakes Have an Early “Spring Cleaning”

If you head down to the shore of Lake Mendota today, you’ll notice you can see right down to the bottom. In fact, the current Secchi reading is seven meters, meaning you can get a clear view of Lake Mendota’s Read More …