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ADV - Disease, Fire and Ecosystem Rearrangement: Lunch with a Scientist

Disease, Fire and Ecosystem Rearrangement: Lunch with a Scientist 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! Global change is shifting disturbance regimes that may rapidly change ecosystems, sometimes causing ecosystems to shift between states. Interactions between disturbances such as fire and disease could have especially severe effects, but experimental tests of multi-decadal changes in disturbance regimes are rare. This month, Dr. Adam Pellegrini joins us from Cambridge, England to discuss ecosystem resilience, shifting biome boundaries, and the interplay between fire and oak wilt in a long-term experiment in Cedar Creek's oak savannas.

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. Barale Potter is the Associate Director at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, where she also manages education and community engagement programs. 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! Currently, she manages the daily operations of the Cedar Creek field station as well as leading K-12 field trip groups, public science projects, research tours and volunteer opportunities.

Savanna Henning

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Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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