Hasler Lab

The Land

UW–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory.

Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW–Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

UW-Madison Land Acknowledgement Statement


The Hasler Laboratory of Limnology is a working research station on the shores of Lake Mendota on UW-Madison campus. Serving as a base of operations for the southern lakes research projects and the river ecology programs.

Website: https://limnology.wisc.edu/about-cfl/hasler-lab/

A runner jogs past the Hasler Laboratory of Limnology and Lake Mendota shoreline at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a summer sunrise on July 14, 2016. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)