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Coastal wetlands: Dynamic ecosystems of Lake 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.”

Kelly Beaster in the field. Image credit: Lake Superior Research Institute

Reed Schwarting. Image credit: Lake Superior Research Institute

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.

Here is the Zoom link and info:
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/91446157971?pwd=czhnVGxuMTJNWlZveTllanFCVkRsUT09

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. For more information, visit the River Talks page: go.wisc.edu/4uz720.

River Talks are sponsored by The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program.