Field Notes
Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Q&A: Diatom matchmaker makes microscopic organisms relatable

Environmental Research Fellow Tori Thrash talks about her project to help people better understand unique algae.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Wind, waves, and water science

Researchers brave wintry conditions to understand a valuable Minnesota lake.

Monday, November 18, 2019

One National Park, eight lakes, two million water quality clues

It takes a lot of legwork to solve hard scientific problems in remote areas — but the rewards include unique scientific insights, and sublime solitude.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tribal partners help study changes in northern Minnesota lakes

Red Lake Nation resource managers make it possible for Research Station scientists to study unique lakes, and provide valuable perspectives on forces affecting water.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Registration now open for 2019 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous

Thirtieth annual event will feature researchers sharing their work on water, wildlife, and much more at Warner Nature Center.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Follow along with a Research Station scientist studying climate change and lakes in Greenland

Our very own Dr. Adam Heathcote is currently on the remote island with colleagues. They are collecting data on how melting glaciers, wind, dust, and water are all connected — and sharing it in real-time.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Video: The bacteria that made life possible are now killing us

Aquatic cyanobacteria first oxygenated earth’s air, making human life possible; now, due to our actions, cyanobacteria are madly blooming once more, poisoning our water in the process.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Butterflies, blue-greens, kilowatts, and calories

New strategies to produce energy and food, provide habitat, reduce carbon emissions, and protect water quality could create long-sought changes.

Two young women help a girl look through a microscope.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

"Our Live Stream" citizen science event brings water to life

Scientists and students share water research with the world during special museum program.

Mixing, by Greg Lecker
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

‘Mixing:’ Pine Needles painter mingles art and science, land and water

Work by a 2018 artist-in-residence celebrates beauty of confluence where the water of two rivers affected by very different human activities meet.


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