Many visitors come to Cedar Creek because they are interested in science and the study of nature and natural systems. It makes sense, given that this is a field station specifically designated for ecological research! However, there are limited opportunities to actually hear about the current work being done onsite directly from the scientists themselves. New in 2019, we will offering a monthly 'lunch and learn' series: Lunch with a Scientist. Each month, this free event will feature a different research topic presented by scientists who work at or in conjunction with Cedar Creek. If weather permits and the topic lends itself, we will also go outside to see research in action! Wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather, and come with your burning ecology questions. We will provide the brain food but we ask that you bring your own lunch and hunger for knowledge.
Lunch with a Scientist meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, in the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center. Abstracts and biographies will be available at cedarcreek.umn.edu/LWAS a few weeks before each session. We look forward to digging deeper into our scientific work with you this year!
January: Eyes on the Wild: citizen science trail camera project, Caitlin Potter
February: Radio telemetry and wildlife ecology, Dave Mech
March: Winter and climate change, Sam Potter
April: Prescribed burning, Troy Mielke and Jim Krueger
May: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Jim Howitz
June: BioCON global change experiment, Sarah Hobbie
July: Bison and savanna restoration, Chad Zirbel
August: Soil science, Linda Kinkel
September: Oak savannas, Rebecca Montgomery
October: Biodiversity research, Forest Isbell
November: Nutrient network, Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom
December: Wildlife tracking survey project, Jon Poppele
*please note that topics and presenters are subject to change.