Minnesota Master Naturalist

Course Registration

ADV - Animal Migration and Climate Change: Lunch with a Scientist

Animal Migration and Climate Change: Lunch with a Scientist website

2660 Fawn Lake Dr NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Unfortunately, our planned December speaker, Dr. Lauren Sullivan, has had a personal situation arise that will prevent her from speaking about her seed dispersal work. We're happy to announce that we have a fantastic and gracious last-minute replacement though - Martha Torstenson!

Martha Torstenson is a PhD candidate in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior in Dr. Allison Shaw's lab at the University of Minnesota. Martha received a B.A. in mathematics from Carleton College. She now uses mathematical tools to develop models to better understand the natural world. Her research focuses on how animal migration interacts with climate change and disease.

Martha has kindly agreed to reprise a talk she recently gave to the U of M's Ecology, Evolution and Behavior department: Modeling animal migration responses to climate change. Martha will share her plans to develop mathematical models to improve our understanding of how climate change affects migration and which animal migrations are most vulnerable.

In-person Logistics: This month's program will not have an in-person option. Please plan to join us on Zoom!

Online Logistics: Martha's program will be a zoom webinar, available via computer, tablet, or phone. As always, a short registration process is required to virtually attend; plan to spend 5 minutes signing up ahead of time at http://z.umn.edu/LWASonline if you have not already done so. Recordings will be posted on our website a few days after the webinar. If you have questions or concerns, please email Dr. Kara Baldwin (baldwink@umn.edu).

Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 P.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

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Register Now!

Seats Taken: 92 of 100

Log in to register!