Author Archives: Lauren Kuehne

About Lauren Kuehne

Fish, freshwater, invasive critters

Even right now, we still need natural history stories

I don’t have time to write a blog post right now. I’ve got data analysis that’s way overdue, papers that should have been submitted a year ago, and kids whose social-emotional-educational needs are barely met these days. And yet, against … Continue reading

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Tracking the Wild EA-18G: interdisciplinary research problems

Some of the most interesting research that I’ve gotten to do happens when threads of my research worlds collide. For a couple years now, I’ve had the chance to do acoustic monitoring on the Olympic Pensinula focused on detecting a … Continue reading

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Mining “little data”: Ecology and conservation of Olympic mudminnow

In a time when we are deluged with big data, it is easy to forget that there are still plenty of species that we don’t know much about. A common conservation dilemma is how to monitor or protect species when … Continue reading

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Sounding out the impacts of urbanization on lakes

If you are wondering why you seem stressed out lately, it could be the noise around you. My co-authors (Britta Padgham and Julian Olden) and I just published an article in the journal PLoS One which showed that environmental noise … Continue reading

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If a fish could write your water bill

A few months ago, I posted Why the mayor wants you to have a green lawn: The dark side of water conservation where I “exposed” the open secret of declining support for water conservation programs. Water managers call it “the … Continue reading

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Stress increases ‘costs of living’ for juvenile salmon

Although I originally just set out to describe some of my newly published research (“Costs of living for juvenile salmon in an increasingly warming and invaded world”), it’s probably not an accident that I find myself part of an unintentional … Continue reading

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Why the mayor wants you to have a green lawn: the dark side of water conservation

I recently met a new acquaintance (who shall remain nameless) that works in an agency (also nameless) that supplies water to a medium-sized metropolitan area (let’s call it “Somewhere, WA”). Over coffee, where I traded my stories in freshwater research … Continue reading

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The Farmer & The Cowman: Whose water is it, anyway?

The famous team of Rogers & Hammerstein, who wrote musicals during the 1930’s-1950’s, are generally less well known for environmental law commentary as much as hummable classics like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair”.  But their musicals … Continue reading

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Fueler WordCloud is up!

Twenty-seven days into #SciFund Challenge, The Lakes Are Alive With the Sound of Data project is 103% funded!  I am so grateful to everyone who has supported this research and helped us reach our goal.  The project page and video … Continue reading

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Would you give up a latte to fund science? Crowdfunding for research

At some point in the last 10 years, a latte has become the currency of self-sacrifice needed to fuel any cause (as in, “for the cost of a daily latte, you could save for retirement”).  So naturally, when I started … Continue reading

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