Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30pm. 

The Great Lakes were carved out by the movement of the glaciers during the last ice age. From a geological perspective, that glaciation was just yesterday. The ecosystems of the Great Lakes have developed since the ice receded. People have changed the lakes profoundly in the last two hundred years, and now the warming climate is changing the lakes completely. How did the Great Lakes form and change through time to what we know today? Join Dr. Titus Seilheimer for a journey through time to look at where the Great Lakes have been, are now, and going in the future.

 

About the presenter:  Titus Seilheimer, is the Wisconsin Sea Grant fisheries specialist. Based at the UW-Manitowoc campus. He holds a doctorate in biology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he studied fish habitat in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Titus worked as a research ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station in St. Paul, Minnesota, developing water quality models for the Western Great Lakes. He also led research on fish habitat in springs and the classification of river flow regimes at Oklahoma State University, and he assessed the impacts of flow regime change on fish assemblages at Cornell University.

 

Location:  Company E. Room

 

Duration : 1 hour