Co-Chair of the WICCI Science Council
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Aquatic Ecology, Limnology, Nutrient Fluxes, Lake Restoration
Lathrop, R.C. 2007. Perspectives on the eutrophication of the Yahara lakes. Lake and Reserv. Manage. 23:345-365.
Stedman, R.C., R.C. Lathrop, B. Clark, J. Ejsmont-Karabin, P. Kasprzak, K. Nielsen, D. Osgood, M. Powell, A.-M. Ventelä, K.E. Webster, and A. Zhukova. 2007. Perceived environmental quality and place attachment in North American and European temperate lake districts. Lake and Reserv. Manage. 23:330-344.
Carpenter, S.R., R.C. Lathrop, P. Nowak, E.M.Bennett, T. Reed, and P.A. Soranno. 2006. The ongoing experiment: restoration of Lake Mendota and its watershed, p. 236-256. In: J.J. Magnuson, T.K. Kratz, and B.J. Benson [eds.], Long-term dynamics of lakes in the landscape. Oxford University Press, New York.
Lathrop, R., K. Bradbury, B. Halverson, K. Potter, and D. Taylor. 2005. Groundwater, stream flow, and lake level responses to urbanization in the Yahara lakes basin. LakeLine 25:39-46.
Lathrop, R.C., B.M. Johnson, T.B. Johnson, M.T. Vogelsang, S.R. Carpenter, T.R. Hrabik, J.F. Kitchell, J.J. Magnuson, L.G. Rudstam, R.S. Stewart. 2002. Stocking piscivores to improve fishing and water clarity: a synthesis of the Lake Mendota biomanipulation project. Freshwat. Biol. 47:2410-2424.
Richard C. Lathrop is a lake researcher for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is the Madison lakes field site manager for the North-Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research project conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Limnology. He also holds honorary UW appointments with the Center for Limnology and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Dr. Lathrop's research interests include lake eutrophication, phosphorus dynamics, and watershed and in-lake practices to manage, restore and protect lakes. He has had a lead role with a wide variety of collaborative research projects and organizations: