Spring 2005

UW-La Crosse undergraduate Sarah Dodge assists in sampling yellow perch from Lake Superior as part of a River Studies Center investigation of methylmercury production and transfer to benthic food webs in nearshore and wetland environments. The study is funded by UW Sea Grant.

Know Your Water Lab

River Studies Center, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

The River Studies Center was created in 1972 to focus on research and informational programs pertinent to the Upper Mississippi River and its related resources. Since its creation, the center has expanded its research program to other aquatic resources, including rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands across Wisconsin, the Upper Midwest, and as far away as Antarctica and Russia. Research directed by center faculty addresses resource issues and environmental problems of pressing regional and national concern, such as environmental pollutants and contaminants that have caused widespread degradation of our aquatic resources. Nearly 100 graduate students and more than 250 undergraduates have participated in center research studies.

The Center has extensive interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with several state and federal agencies and with other universities, including the U.S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the National Park Service, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For additional information, contact Director Mark Sandheinrich sandhein.mark@uwlax.edu.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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