CEDR X301 - Cedar Creek Lunch With A Scientist
IN-PERSON PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE ON HOLD DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH A SCIENTIST ONLINE AT z.umn.edu/LWASonline (password: LWAS2020).
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. That has all changed, thanks to our monthly 'lunch and learn' series: Lunch with a Scientist! Each month, this free event features a different research topic presented by scientists who work at or in conjunction with Cedar Creek. When public health situation, weather and topic permit, we also go outside to see research in action! 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. At this time, Lunch with a Scientist is only available online via a live Zoom webinar. YOU MUST REGISTER ON ZOOM AT Z.UMN.EDU/LWASONLINE TO ATTEND. The topic and speaker list for the year is available at cedarcreek.umn.edu/LWAS. We look forward to digging deeper into our scientific work with you!
2021 Topics and Speakers*:
January 12th: Invasive Species Management at Cedar Creek, Carrie Taylor
February 9th: Plant hydraulic traits that influence grassland communities, Kim O'Keefe
March 9th: The 'hole' story: woodpecker cavities at Cedar Creek, Elena West
April 13th: Adventures with Space-Time Biodiversity, Maggie Anderson
May 11th: The microbial war beneath your feet, Molly Kuhs
June 8th: Roadsides as habitat for insect pollinators: salty traps or amazing opportunity?, Emilie Snell-Rood
July 13th: The effect of bison reintroduction on Minnesota’s oak savanna, Chad Zirbel
August 10th: Green Infrastructure: Building with nature for ecological restoration, Savanna Henning
September 14th: Using old-field succession to examine plant buffering mechanisms, Amy Churchill
October 12th: Climate Change in Minnesota, Sam Potter
November 9th: Addressing biodiversity decline with remote sensing and local knowledge, Jeannine Cavender-Bares
December 14th: Short-Term vs. Long-Term Research, Mark Davis
*please note that topics and presenters are subject to change.