Emily Whitaker

Past NE CASC Fellow
Master's Candidate

Consortium Institution: 

University of Wisconsin Madison


Department of Freshwater and Marine Sciences, Center for Limnology


B.S. Physics, Dickinson College, 2017, Carlisle, PA



Research Assistant, UW-Madison Center for Limnology, August 2018-present
Teaching Assistant, UW-Madison Department of Zoology, Fall 2018
Lab Manager, Dartmouth College, Contextual Dynamics Lab, June 2017-June 2018

Research Interests: 

The focus of my research is to examine the productivity under lake ice and how changing climate impacts winter lake ecology.  To do this I will be looking at phytoplankton slides dating back 30 years to examine seasonal shifts in community structures. I will also be looking at how light attenuation effects productivity under the ice through a snow manipulation experiment.


Recent Publications (not NE CASC sponsored)

  • Whitaker, E. C., Reed, D. E. and Desai, A. R. (2016), Lake ice measurements from soil water content reflectometer sensors. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, 14: 224–230. doi:10.1002/lom3.10083