About the Center for Limnology
The Center for Limnology was established in July 1982 to plan, conduct, and facilitate inland freshwater research. The Center grew out of almost one hundred years of limnology at the University initiated by E.A. Birge and Chancey Juday, who founded limnology in North America through extensive descriptive and comparative studies. Our roots were further developed by Arthur D. Hasler, who led the way in experimental limnology and facilitated four decades of aquatic studies at Wisconsin. Our present program builds on these approaches and has expanded to include long-term studies, synthesis, modeling, Great Lakes research, and application to resource managment and environmental issues.
The Center for Limnology's mission is to exemplify the Wisconsin Idea by providing new knowledge and information on aquatic ecosystems through research, education, outreach and public service; and to facilitate and support research and teaching based around facilities at the Hasler Laboratory of Limnology and Trout Lake Station.
The Center for Limnology's vision is to provide local, national, and international leadership and maintain excellence in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, and ecosystem science.
The Center Today
Today's Center for Limnology operates two field stations, the Hasler Laboratory of Limnology located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and the Trout Lake Station in the Northern Highland Lake District at Boulder Junction. Although both facilities operate year round, Trout Lake Station is the most busy during the summer months.
General Contact Information:
University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology
680 North Park Street
Madison WI 53706-1492
CFL in the News
We invite you to read our "CFL in the News" page for media announcements and articles with regard to limnology and the CFL.