Duluth Oct 23 Lecture

HOCP Quarterly Meeting, Duluth, Minnesota, October 2008

Oct 23rd: Public Science Lecture and Discussion 


Earth, Wind, Fire, and Climate Change: 

What’s the future for our northern forests?


Dr. Peter Reich

Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota


(Photo: US Forest Service -Superior National Forest - Tim Terrell)
(Photo: US Forest Service -Superior National Forest - Tim Terrell)




Great Lakes Aquarium (Duluth, MN)

Thursday, 23 October 2008

6:30 pm

Discussion and refreshments follow.

Free (Donations accepted).

Please RSVP to [email protected]


Directions to Great Lakes Aquarium (Duluth, MN):

From the South (Twin Cities area): From I-35 North take exit 256B (5th Avenue West). At the lights turn right on Harbor Drive. The Aquarium is 2 blocks on your right.               

From the North-East (North Shore area): Take Highway 61 to London Road (Highway 61 turns into London Road as you enter Duluth). At 26th Avenue East take I-35 South to exit 256B. Keep right to 5th Avenue West. At 5th Avenue West/Harbor Drive lights turn left. The Aquarium is 3 blocks on your right.                    

From the East (Wisconsin): Take Highway 53 North to I-35 North. Take exit 256B (5th Avenue West). At the lights turn right on Harbor Drive. The Aquarium is 2 blocks on your right.                                            

From the North-West (Iron Range cities): Follow signs for Highway 53 South to I-35 North. Take Northbound I-35 to exit 256B (5th Avenue West). At the light, turn right on Harbor Drive. The Aquarium is 2 blocks on your right.           

PARKING: tell the attendent that you are there for a meeting. (GLA phone: 218-740-3474)

About the lecture

Our Minnesota climate has migrated 70 miles north in the past 50 years, and may migrate 125-250 miles further north in the next 50. What will this do to our forests? Peter will focus on forests of northeastern Minnesota and beyond, discussing how Minnesota’s forests have changed since European settlement and how a warming climate might affect their future.


About the speaker

Dr. Peter Reich is a Regents Professor & F.B. Hubachek, Sr. Chair in Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota.  He is among the world’s leading scientists in the area of global environmental change and terrestrial ecosystems.  His teaching and research focus on ecology, global change, and the sustainability of managed and unmanaged terrestrial ecosystems. 


About the series

Heart of the Continent Science Lecture Series is offered in conjunction with HOCP’s quarterly meetings, this lecture/discussion series brings together scientists and stakeholders to consider how current research might change how we all do business in order to sustain the “heart of the continent,” the lakes, forests and towns on the Minnesota/Ontario border. The Heart of the Continent Partnership (HOCP) is an American and Canadian cross-border group that promotes the economic, cultural and natural health of the Heart of the Continent (www.heartofthecontinent.org). 


Overnight Lodging

For those attending the HOCP quarterly meeting the following day, you can find Duluth lodging ideas at    http://www.visitduluth.com/