Lake Tides Archives - Lake Ecology
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- The Rice Moon Rises Again (Summer 2009) - Harvesting wild rice in Wisconsin.
- Water So Low It Can't Reach the Shore? (Summer 2009) - Taking Care of OUr Lakes in Times of Declining Water Levels
- Call O' the Loon: "Stop Using Lead, Please!" (Spring 2009) - How to stop the deadly effects of lead poisoning in loons and how toxic lead actually is.
- Low Water Levels In the North: Are they driven by precipitation or evaporation? (Spring 2009) - Northern Wisconsin lakes have undergone a pronounced drop in water level due to the climate - especially through precipitation.
- Lake Fingerprints: Researchers Use Lake Data to Reveal A Lake's Structural Habitat Identity (Winter 2009) - Efforts to protect, restore, and enhance habitats to be guided by measuring lake fingerprints.
- What Can Plants Tell Us? (Winter 2009) - Questions and Answers about EWM and AIS and our program's specific goals.
- Stopping The Spread: A Proposed Rule Aims to Identify, Classify, and Control Invasive Species (Fall 2008) - Proposed rules to establish a classification and regulatory system for invasive species.
- Flying the Road to Recovery: Eagles and Osprey Making A Comeback (Summer 2008) - Information on the bald eagle and the current distribution - one recently found in the Wisconsin-Michigan border.
- A Canary In A Coal Mine? (Spring 2008) - The causes of malfunctions and how the amphibians from North America and Europe have come to develop these bad form from runoff.
- Bats: The Ultimate Mosquito Repellent (Fall 2007) - Find out some interesting facts about one of Wisconsin's most common bats, little brown bat.
- Phosphorus and the Great Circle Tour (Fall 2007) - What happens to phosphorus once it is in the lake? Find out more about internal loading.
- Resident Bacteria May Help Clean Phosphorus from Lakes (Summer 2007) - Assistant Professor Katherine McMahon, UW-Madison, is hoping her research will contribute to lowering phosphorus levels in any lake.
- Phragmites Australis a.k.a. "Phrankengrass" (Summer 2007) - A description of this common reed grass is followed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources control recommendations.
- As the Worm Turns: Meet Wisconsin's Freshwater Flatworms (Spring 2007) - Explore the intriguing life history of one of Wisconsin's little known lake residents.
- An Unexpected Encounter: Wisconsin's Freshwater Sponges (Summer 2006) - A little known aquatic treasure.
- Silver Beach Elk (Summer 2006) - Elk antlers found in Middle Eau Claire Lake suspected to be over 10,000 years old.
- Water Levels Got You Down? (Summer 2006) - What are the reasons for this phenomenon and are they all bad?
- Mussel Mania: Freshwater Mussels (Spring 2006) - Mussels are a strong part of our water ecosystem.
- When Ice Shoves (Winter 2006) - Find out how strong this frozen water can be.
- Winter Is Coming: What's A Fish To Do? (Fall 2005) - What happens to all of the fish in our lakes during these cold winter months?
- Hydrilla? Don't you mean Godzilla? (Summer 2005) - A monstrous invasive that has not yet reached Wisconsin - let's keep it that way!
- Blue-Green Algae (Summer 2005) - Learn more about the biology of this green covering that might be on a lake near you.
- Heron Majesty (Summer 2005) - The Great Blue Heron is a common site around lakes in Wisconsin and beyond - find out more about this magnificent creature
- Holey Moley! Star-nosed Mole Lives by Lakes (Spring 2005) - Fun facts about this little mammal that you may have never heard of
- Invisible Fish: Small Fish as Bio-indicators (Spring 2005) - A trained eye can spot the little native fish that can be a good indicator of a lake's condition
- Mixing Milfoil: Eurasian & Northern Water Milfoil Create a Hybrid (Winter 2005) - Newly discovered milfoil hybrid will need more research to determine it's impact.
- A Long Winters Nap: Amphibians and Reptiles Sleep It Off (Winter 2005) - Ice and snow - these solid forms of water hide from our view the animals that lie dormant in the cold.
- For the Record: Ice On/Ice off (Fall 2004) - Ice cover information from Lake Mendota over the past 150 years shows a dramatic decrease.
- Tiny Shrimp: Not for the Bar-B (Fall 2004) - Some of Wisconsin's lakes possess freshwater shrimp called Opossum shrimp.
- Not Neat: A Case for Leaving Trees in the Water (Summer 2004) - Coarse Woody Habitat (CWH) has an important place in lake ecosystems.
- Blue-Greens: Algae from Brazil Migrates Northward (Summer 2004) - Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii has increased its density in Midwestern states this year.
- Fassett's Locoweed: Pretty In Pink & Only in Wisconsin (Spring 2004 - page 5) - rare aquatic plant found in only 3 Wisconsin counties
- The Lakes and the Land...How are They Getting Along? A 10,000 Year Relationship (Winter 2004) - A look at changes over the 100 centuries
- The "500 lbs. Algae Adage"...Where Did it Come From? (Summer 2003) - A discussion of phosphorous as a limited factor for algae growth
- Looney Tunes (Summer 2003) - Vocalizations of the Common Loon
- Clowns in Fur Coats (Fall 2002) - Natural history of the otter
- Life in a Drop of Water (Fall 2002) - Microscopic plants and animals in the water
- When a Tree Falls in the Water (Summer 2002) - Impacts of coarse woody debris
- Homeland Security (Summer 2002) : The List of Aquatic Invasive Species Gets Longer
- Are These Sponges in Your Lake (Fall 2001 pgs. 4-5) - Natural history of freshwater sponges
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