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Impact of climate change on fisheries presentation May 23

May 8, 2018

Climate change and its impact on fish populations will be the topic of discussion at the next Our Changing World presentation at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the Nicolet College Theatre.

scenic lake“Climate change has already affected Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers, as well as the fisheries they support,” said Jake Vander Zanden, director of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Current projections indicate these changes will accelerate. We’ll discuss these changes in fish populations and fisheries and what they likely mean for Wisconsin.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Vander Zanden has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including the management of aquatic invasive species, water quality, nutrient pollution and fisheries management.

He is the author of more than 125 peer-review scientific publications and has received numerous national and international awards for his research and teaching.

While his primary emphasis is the study of Wisconsin lakes, many in northern Wisconsin, he has also conducted research in Mongolia, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico.

The Our Changing World Series is sponsored by the Oneida and Vilas County Chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby and the Nicolet College Sustainability Professional Learning Community.