University of Wisconsin–Madison

Field station in a box

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Field station in a box

Never mind Punxsutawney Phil. The thirteen-lined ground squirrels that hibernate in plastic drawers in the UW-Madison Biotron take their cues from Hannah Carey. The Biotron is a three-story laboratory on Observatory Drive designed “to simulate every climate on Earth except Antarctica.” The coldest it gets is -5 degrees Fahrenheit. Carey calls it “a field station in the middle of campus.” In addition to serving as the facility’s director, Carey….

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