Everything we do has an impact on the environment. Climate change is top of mind for many, but our carbon dioxide emissions are only the beginning of the story. The ecological outcomes of our activities take myriad forms and have far reaching implications. Add to the mix a new political landscape, and questions of how to mitigate our impact and adapt to the changes in climate, biodiversity, and nutrient availability take on a new urgency. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion about the science, politics and policy driving our complex relationship with our planet’s systems.
Panelists include ecologist Elizabeth Borer, co-founder of the Nutrient Network global ecology network, climate and energy policy expert Gabriel Chan, and Tracy Twine, who studies how our activities on land impact the atmosphere. Moderator: Jessica Hellmann, director of the U’s Institute on the environment.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Doors open at 6 p.m., Program starts at 7 p.m.
Live music and trivia precede the program.
Food and beverage available for purchase
Location: Camp Bar, downtown St. Paul
Available online at z.umn.edu/petridish
The Petri Dish explores how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. No Powerpoints. Just live music, trivia and lots of lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts. Presented by the College of Biological Sciences in collaboration with the Institute on the Environment.