Susan Knight

Contributor - Field Notes

Susan Knight works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Limnology at Trout Lake Station and collaborates closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  She is involved in many aspects of aquatic plants, including aquatic plant identification workshops and research on aquatic invasive plants. She is especially fond of bladderworts.

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It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which is when we check in with our commentators in the field.

In this month’s episode of Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station suggests we take a walk in the dark to see fireflies and other glowing organisms.

Three Spring Beauties

Apr 10, 2018
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In this episode of Field Notes, Susan Knight gives us three reasons to look forward to spring.

I am a huge fan of winter.  But once the snow is clearly on its way out, who doesn’t start thinking about spring?  And what says spring better than … skunk cabbage?

In this month’s episode of Field Notes, Susan Knight explains how a tiny relative of our mosquito holds the key to all that chocolate you plan to eat tomorrow on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and with it, a celebration of chocolate. Almost everyone loves chocolate, but you may not realize that the hero of the chocolate story is a tiny biting midge, a relative of our friends the mosquito and black fly.

Christmas Plants

Dec 12, 2017

And with this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about a few of her favorite holiday plants.

The Truth About Apples

Oct 10, 2017

In this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about the genetics of apples and the real story behind Johnny Appleseed.

The Broken Prop Award

Aug 8, 2017
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In this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us what happens when things go wrong in the field.

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For this next installment of Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about the tough-as-nails tiny invertebrates known as tardigrades.

If you have listened to a few of these “Field Notes," you know that I often manage to screw up while out doing field work.  There was the time I got slammed onto the ice when my ice auger suddenly broke through, giving me a spectacular black eye. I once left a canoe near shore and, after taking all of my heavy equipment out, allowed the boat to drift off across the lake. Another time, I was SCUBA diving and stupidly ran out of air, scaring myself to death.

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In this month's installment of Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station pushes back the frontier of science...

In this month's edition of Field Notes Trout Lake Biologist Susan Knight talks about tasty yet sometimes poisonous foods...

Sara's Bog

Oct 5, 2016

In this month's edition of Field Notes,  Trout Lake Station Biologist Susan Knight learns it's valuable to pay attention to the small things...

Circu.ed

In this month’s edition of Field Notes, Trout Lake Station Biologist Susan Knight talks about her frustrating project with aquatic invasive species control. 

The American Beech

Apr 5, 2016
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