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Science Pub - Water in a Dry Land: Prairie Aquatic Ecosystems Under a Changing Climate

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 5:00 p.m. - Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 9:00 p.m.

Location: Bushwakker Brewpub, 2206 Dewdney Ave.

Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in Bushwakker's Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks.

The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and attend early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. Only 50 seats available. 

This month’s lecture will be presented by Dr. Kerri Finlay from the Faculty of Science at the University of Regina. The Canadian prairies are defined by a landscape of grasslands and few aquatic resources.  As such, the potential impacts of climate change on water quantity and quality is of great concern.  Intriguingly, prairie water bodies may also play a role in regulating climate change, as they have been demonstrated to act as carbon sinks.  In this talk, I will discuss the potential impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems in the prairies, but also how prairie lakes and reservoirs may be in turn mitigating climate change.