Beckel, Annamarie L. / Breaking new waters : a century of limnology at the University of Wisconsin. Special issue
Magnuson, John J.
Foreword, p. iv
Forewordiv History provides a context to help us understand the present and insights to help us shape the future. We welcome this history of two schools of limnology at a time when the insights that can come from it are of special value. This history project began soon after the formal establishment of the Center for Limnology on the Madison Campus in July 1982. This special issue of the Transactions constitutes a look back as Wisconsin limnologists continue the search to break new waters. In a less parochial context this book comes in the year that the 50th meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) was celebrated in Madison. The Society formed from the efforts of many limnologists, especially Paul Welch at the University of Michigan; ASLO and the collections of scientists it represents are halfway through their first century. Again, a look back can serve us well as we move ahead. Chancey Juday, the first president of ASLO (then the Limnological Society of America) is one of the principals in this history. He, Edward A. Birge, and Arthur D. Hasler are portrayed on the cover and are catalysts of our history. We thank these limnologists and their many colleagues for a rich history of personal and scientific accomplishment. We thank Annamarie L. Beckel and Frank N. Egerton for preparing these excellent perspectives on two schools of Wisconsin limnology, and we thank the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters for publishing these perspectives. John J. Magnuson Director, Center for Limnology University of Wisconsin 680 North Park Street Madison, Wisconsin 53706
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