Please join us at the U-M Biological Station (UMBS) for Dr. Knute Nadelhoffer's public lecture:
Confronting our Emerging Global Climate Crisis in Northern Michigan.
Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the UMBS Gates Lecture Hall,
with a reception and light refreshments starting at 6 p.m.
SUMMARY: Climate change is upon us and its impacts on our health, economic well-being, and security are rapidly accelerating, at both the global scale and within our Great Lakes region. It is also threatening the integrity of the ecological systems that purify our water, cleanse our atmosphere, and provide us with other environmental and economic benefits. This talk will describe the causes of and evidence for climate change, and will compare the predicted effects of alternative climate change mitigation actions on our region. It will conclude with recommendations for effective policies aimed at minimizing and eventually reducing the most severe consequences of our unfolding climate crisis.
Knute Nadelhoffer is the Director of UMBS and a professor in the U-M Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. He manages projects focused on human-environment interactions and climate change impacts in the Great Lakes region. His research focuses on relationships among terrestrial ecosystems, water quality, and the climate system. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters describing ecological processes at local through global scales.
UMBS is located at 9133 Biological Rd, Pellston, MI 49769. From US-31 or I-75, take Riggsville Rd. (C-64) to the UMBS entry - you'll see a large blue sign across from the East Burt Lake Rd. intersection.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Parking is available in the guest lot to the right of the main drive or
near the lecture hall with wheelchair access.
9133 Biological Rd
Pellston, MI 49769
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