FLAMe - Featured paper at ES&T

Great work team!, John Crawford, Luke Loken, Nora Casson, Luke Winslow, Colin Smith, and Amanda Stone's paper on quickly generating detailed maps of water chemistry is the featured paper in the current issue of Environmental Science and Technology.  Free access to the article at

More Congrats!- John and Samantha

September 29th was a big day for the gang. In the morning, John Crawford successfully defended his dissertation and in the afternoon, Samantha Oliver passed her prelims to become a dissertator. Quite a day and job well done!

Congrats Dr. Winslow!

Luke Winslow defended his dissertation this week and will be moving on to a post-doc at the WI USGS office.  Great job Luke! Luke and advisor Paul Hanson celebrate the event at the Terrace- all smiles

Vince Butitta officially joins the gang

Vince Butitta will be starting his M.S. research in the Freshwater and Marine Science program this fall. He's already involved in studies of mussel life history and the use of the flame to study lakes.

John Crawford receives ESA Aquatic Award

John Crawford is the 2014 recipient of the Exceptional Promise in Graduate Research Award from the ESA Aquatic Ecology Section, in recognition of his paper "Ebullitive methane emissions from oxygenated wetland streams" in Global Change Biology.  And John will be talking to the folks at WORT 89.9 FM here in Madison about those methane bubbles in streams on 30 June.

Good luck Professor Casson!

Nora Casson is heading back to Canada and a faculty position in the Geography Department of University of Winnipeg.  Tough to see her go, but tempered by knowing how great she'll be as a professor. And of course, the collaboration will continue!