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Coastal wetlands: Dynamic ecosystems of Lake Superior


January 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
WI United States

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A free, informal speaker series about the St. Louis River Estuary in Duluth-Superior

The next River Talk will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Kelly Beaster and Reed Schwarting with the Lake Superior Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior will present, “Coastal wetlands: Dynamic ecosystems of Lake Superior.”

Beaster and Schwarting have spent the past five years monitoring the health of local wetlands along Lake Superior, including those in the St. Louis River Estuary. Their talk will describe the function of coastal wetlands and how they change over time. They will focus on vegetation, covering the more common plant communities and some of their unique species as well as how wetlands have adapted to the short-term and long-term flux of water levels in the Great Lakes.

Zoom link and connection information:

Meeting ID: 914 4615 7971
Passcode: 163792

The talk will last an hour and will include time for Q&A. The talks will be recorded and posted afterward on the Reserve’s Facebook page. A summary will also be posted on Wisconsin Sea Grant’s blog.

Other River Talks will be held on Feb. 10, March 3, April 14 and May 12. The March talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit.

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs offer this series of informal evening talks about the St. Louis River Estuary. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be available.

Check the River Talk website for details. If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant’s “Great Lakes Takes” blog for a summary.

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