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ADV - Lunch with a Scientist: Addressing global biodiversity decline with remote sensing and local knowledge

Lunch with a Scientist: Addressing global biodiversity decline with remote sensing and local knowledge website

2660 Fawn Lake Dr NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Join life-long learners VIRTUALLY for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! Planet Earth is experiencing rapid losses in biodiversity across the tree of life from plants, to insects to birds, reptiles and mammals. Prioritizing efforts to stem these losses is aided by knowing where change is happening most rapidly. Global monitoring is becoming increasingly feasible through satellite and remote sensing technology, but the signals from space are only as useful as our ability to interpret them. What role do field biologists, citizen scientists and biological research stations play? Dr. Jeannine Cavender-Bares will argue that integrating sensor technology with knowledge of organisms and ecological processes from all kinds of scientists—from amateurs to professionals and from urban centers to wildlands—is critical to understanding biodiversity change. The knowledge we generate is, in turn, essential for the prioritizing management efforts towards global sustainability.

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE ONLINE. To sign up for the online webinar go to: http://z.umn.edu/LWASonline


Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and community engagement coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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