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

January 17, 2017

Clare Hintz PhD
Owner, Proprietor
Elsewhere Farm, Herbster WI

November 14, 2017

Stephen Kolbe

Graduate Student 

Integrated Biosciences Program

University of Minnesota - Duluth

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

June 20, 2017

Louise Levy MS

ISA Certified Arborist

Levy Tree Care

April 19, 2017

John Magnson PhD

Professor Emeritus, Limnology

Department of Zoology

University of Wisconsin - Madison

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

February 21, 2017

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

University of Wisconsin - Superior

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”

May 16, 2017

Nicholas Robertson PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Northland College

“Aspen's Creative Chemistry”

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

This talk presented in partnership with the UW Speakers Bureau.

October 17, 2017

Margaret Turnbull PhD


Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe

Previous Speakers 2017

Ashland Science on Tap

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

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


“Bird Migration in the Western Lake Superior Region”

July 18, 2017

L. Kal Tuominen PhD

Community Faculty
Metropolitan State University (St. Paul MN)

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

September 19, 2017

Brian Heeringa

District Wildlife Biologist

Chequamegon-Nicollet National Forest

​Washburn Ranger District