Congrats to Nora Casson!

It was a good week for Nora- Canadian success on the ice, and a job offer.  Nora will be heading to the University Winnepeg to start a position as an assistant professor this fall.  It'll be really tough to see her go, but great choice by the UW to the north. Forward!

Winter writing retreat at Trout Lake

The whole gang headed up to Trout Lake Station this week for a mid-winter writing retreat (see group picture on the photo page).  It was a productive and fun week all around, with Olympic viewing was provided by Nora Casson's CBC feed. We are also grateful that she did not gloat too much after Canada's victory over the U.S. in women's hockey. 

See Samantha Oliver's CFL blog post about team limnology

Samantha has unusual experience doing 'big limnology' with diverse teams- see her blog entry for more details:

Successful CSI Limnology workshop in Florida

We have just wrapped up our third CSI-Limnology workshop.  This year, we escaped the (really!) cold temperatures and met at the Archbold Biological Station.  Progress was made on several manuscripts, and we had time for a kaya trip up Fisheating Creek to see an abundance of black vultures and water mocassins. 

Sam Christel begins his Ph.D.

Sam Christel is making a graceful transition from the Water Resources Management program and P.A. for LTER Information Management to the Ph.D. program in Freshwater and Marine Sciences this month.  He'll be starting his Ph.D. with a collaborative investigation with Sandra McClelland of UW-Milwaukee and Steve Corsi of WI USGS on sensitive indicators of urban stormwater contamination.