North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research studies the ecology of lakes as one of a network of sites established by the National Science Foundation. We are interested in how biophysical setting, climate, and changing land use and cover interact to shape lake characteristics and dynamics over time (past, present, future).
Our primary study sites include a set of seven northern Wisconsin and four southern Wisconsin lakes and their surrounding landscapes. The project, which started in 1981, is administered by the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ellen Heyn's Juday Fellowship at UW Trout Lake Station has given her the opportunity to explore the interface between her two chosen fields of study—journalism and environmental studies. As the outreach specialist for the Crystal Lake Mixing Project,she has worked to bridge the scientific community with the general public by creating meaningful relationships between the worlds of science, academia, and daily life in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-0822700, NTL LTER. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.