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Scott Tiegs: Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region: From Forest Canopies to Lake Bottoms

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Continuing in The War Memorial’s fine tradition of presenting poignant thought leaders, we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Oakland University, offering lectures, discussions, and learning experiences with our region’s leading academicians, all completely free to the public.

Held in The Patriot Theater at The War Memorial, the Scholars Series presents multidisciplinary lectures covering a myriad of topics including the arts, political science, biology, music, environmental studies, and more.


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This event is free and open to the public.
Due to space limitations, pre-registration is requested.


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About Dr. Scott Teigs

Geographically separate ecosystems are often ecologically connected by flows of carbon and nutrients. Rivers receive nitrogen subsidies from the Pacific ocean in the form of migrating salmon; streams receive carbon from autumn-shed riparian leaves; riparian soils receive riverine sediments during flood events. Do human activities alter these connections? And if so, what are the ecological consequences? To answer these types of questions, Dr. Tiegs employs field-based experimental and observational approaches — usually in aquatic ecosystems — with the aim of better understanding how human activities impact aquatic ecosystems, and how undesired effects can be ameliorated through ecological restoration.


About Oakland University

Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. A public institution, we engage nearly 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.

The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.

Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Located in the heart of Oakland County's Automation Alley, the university has forged hundreds of partnerships with hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, cities, government agencies and educational institutions.

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