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Sorenson to discuss emerging issues in aquatic invasive species

Posted: January 14, 2014 - 6:27pm

On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2013, from 3-4:30 p.m., Dr. Peter Sorensen, professor of fisheries at the University of Minnesota will present “Emerging Issues in Aquatic Invasive Species Biology and Our Response to them at the Minnesota AIS Research Center ,” an overview of the research being conducted at the newly formed Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MNAISRC) where he is scientific director.

Funded by the state legislature, the MNAISRC seeks to better understand AIS so that sustainable solutions can be developed.

The event will be held at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., Lower Level, Meeting Room 2, Downtown Brainerd, located behind the Historic Crow Wing County Courthouse. Free parking is located in the county lot on the corner of 4th and Laurel.

The presentation is a production of the Brainerd Area Environmental Learning Network (BAELN). This season of the BAELN will focus on our environment and the adaptations and mitigation efforts happening around us. The sessions, through presenters and discussions, will share information that we can use to understand and prepare for the changes occurring in our environment and in our lives. Sessions are free and all are invited.

If you have questions concerning this presentation, please contact Marc Bacigalupi at marc.bacigalupi@state.mn.us or 218-828-2550.

BAELN offers environmental professionals and community members free professional development and timely information on environmental and sustainability issues. Events are held on the third Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:30 p.m. They include a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by questions and discussion with plenty of time for networking and refreshments.

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