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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.