Ashland Science on Tap


April 19, 2017

John Magnson PhD

Professor Emeritus, Limnology

Department of Zoology

University of Wisconsin - Madison

 “Coastal Wetlands as 'Metabolic Gates', 'Pollution Filters', 'Swiss Army Knife Habitats', Biogeochemical Hotspots', and Various Other Apt Metaphors ”

“The Search for Living Worlds Around Other Suns: Will There Ever Be Another Earth?”

“Bird Migration in the Western Lake Superior Region”

October 17, 2017

Margaret Turnbull PhD


Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe

“Renewing the Farm Economy: Life Lessons from Women Farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota”

March 21, 2017

Matthew Cooper PhD
Research Scientist

Northland College and​ Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation

“Bringing Back the Firebird: Sharp-Tailed Grouse in the Lake Superior Watershed and Beyond”

“Microplastics Emerging Contaminants: A New Source of Toxic Compounds in Waters from Great Lakes and Oceans”

Previous Speakers 2017

November 14, 2017

Stephen Kolbe

Graduate Student 

Integrated Biosciences Program

University of Minnesota - Duluth

“What Does Lake Ice Seasonality Tell Us About Climate Change?”

This talk presented in partnership with the UW Speakers Bureau.

June 20, 2017

Louise Levy MS

ISA Certified Arborist

Levy Tree Care

May 16, 2017

Nicholas Robertson PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Northland College

February 21, 2017

Lorena Rios Mendoza PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Department of Natural Sciences

University of Wisconsin - Superior

January 17, 2017

Clare Hintz PhD
Owner, Proprietor
Elsewhere Farm, Herbster WI

“Aspen's Creative Chemistry”

September 19, 2017

Brian Heeringa

District Wildlife Biologist

Chequamegon-Nicollet National Forest

​Washburn Ranger District

“The Ecological Amplitude of Trees: What that Means for the Future of Our Forests”

July 18, 2017

L. Kal Tuominen PhD

Community Faculty
Metropolitan State University (St. Paul MN)

 “The Perplexing Plastic Problem: What Is It, Where Does It Come From, and How Do We Fix It?”