HOCP Quarterly Meeting, Duluth, Minnesota, October 2008
Oct 23rd: Public Science Lecture and DiscussionÂ
Earth, Wind, Fire, and Climate Change:Â
What’s the future for ourÂ northern forests?
Dr. Peter Reich
Department of Forest Resources, UniversityÂ of Minnesota
Great Lakes Aquarium (Duluth, MN)
Thursday, 23 October 2008
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):Â From I-35 North take exit 256B (5th Avenue West).Â At the lights turn right on Harbor Drive. TheÂ Aquarium is 2 blocks on your right. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
From the North-East (North Shore area): Take Highway 61 to London Road (Highway 61 turnsÂ into London Road as you enter Duluth). At 26thÂ Avenue East take I-35 South to exit 256B. KeepÂ right to 5th Avenue West. At 5th AvenueÂ West/Harbor Drive lights turn left. The AquariumÂ is 3 blocks on your right. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
From the East (Wisconsin):Â Take Highway 53 North to I-35 North. Take exitÂ 256B (5th Avenue West). At the lights turn rightÂ on Harbor Drive. The Aquarium is 2 blocks on yourÂ right. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
From the North-West (Iron Range cities):Â Follow signs for Highway 53 South to I-35 North.Â Take Northbound I-35 to exit 256B (5th AvenueÂ West). At the light, turn right on Harbor Drive.Â The Aquarium is 2 blocks on your right. Â Â Â Â Â Â
PARKING: tell the attendent that you are there for a meeting. (GLA phone:Â 218-740-3474)
About the lecture
Our Minnesota climate has migrated 70 miles north in the past 50 years,Â and may migrate 125-250 miles further north in the next 50. What willÂ this do to our forests? Peter will focus on forests of northeastern Minnesota andÂ beyond, discussing how Minnesota’s forests have changed since EuropeanÂ 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 ForestÂ Ecology and Tree Physiology, Department of Forest Resources, UniversityÂ of Minnesota.Â He is among the world’s leading scientists in the areaÂ of global environmental change and terrestrial ecosystems.Â His teachingÂ and research focus on ecology, global change, and the sustainability ofÂ managed and unmanaged terrestrial ecosystems.Â
About the series
Heart of the Continent Science Lecture Series is offered in conjunction with HOCPâ€™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 â€œheart of the continent,â€ 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).Â
For those attending the HOCP quarterly meeting the following day, you can find Duluth lodging ideas atÂ Â Â http://www.visitduluth.com/