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.
Today's Center for Limnology operates two field stations, the Hasler Laboratory for 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. Subscribe to http://limnology.wisc.edu/blog, our blog on the study, science, and stories of our inland waters.