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Petri Dish: Making moves: Should we help plants and animals migrate?

Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm


Recommended for an adult audience

Climate change and habitat loss likely spell extinction for many species of plants and animals – especially those unable to move into more hospitable locations quickly enough. Some scientists are working on ways to help them pull up roots and relocate through “managed restoration,” challenging the prevailing paradigm about what it means for a species to be “native.” Our expert panel will explore the implications of this often controversial approach to conservation.


Panelists Include:

  • Jessica Hellman, professor and director, Institute on the Environment
  • Ruth Shaw, professor, College of Biological Sciences
  • Amanda Weise, conservation botanist, MN Landscape Arboretum

Registration is requested through Eventbrite. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Program starts at 6:15 p.m.

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The Petri Dish explores how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. No PowerPoints. Just lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts.

Hosted in collaboration with the College of Biological Sciences and the School of Public Health


Wednesday | October 12, 2022
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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