Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Fungal interactions and soil carbon: Lunch with a Scientist

Fungal interactions and soil carbon: 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! Dr. Peter Kennedy returns to Lunch with a Scientist this month to present his lab’s most recent findings about the role of interactions among different groups of fungi on the decomposition of different kinds of organic matter, particularly fungal mycelium itself. This work, which is based largely at Cedar Creek, is focused on determining how the abundance of ectomycorrhizal fungi influence both how fast fungal mycelium decomposes and where its carbon ends up in soil. In-person participants are invited to join Dr. Kennedy for a mycology walk 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 mycology walk with Dr. Kennedy.

Course Dates:

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

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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