Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Tree communities: do neighbors get along?: Lunch with a Scientist

Tree communities: do neighbors get along?: Lunch with a Scientist website

2660 Fawn Lake Dr NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Join life-long learners online OR in-person for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! Forests are losing biodiversity as humans alter the global climate and fragment habitats. Understanding how neighbor trees interact with each other can help us predict how forest ecosystems will change over time. Grad student Maria Park will share how she uses a mix of remote sensing and field-based studies to understand how trees cooperate and compete in the Forests and Biodiversity (FAB) experiments at Cedar Creek. In-person participants are invited to join Maria for a tour of the FAB experiment after the livestreamed webinar!

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE BOTH ONLINE AND IN-PERSON. To sign up for the online webinar go to: http://z.umn.edu/LWASonline. The in-person program will take place at the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center (2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel MN 55005); the livestreamed webinar will be followed by a field tour of the FAB experiment with the speaker.

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.

Savanna Henning

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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