Nine scientists from across the United States and various science disciplines are featured in the 2012 UMBS Summer Lecture Series.  The lectures, which are free and open to the public, bring discussions of the latest ecological and biophysical research to northern Michigan.

The UMBS Lecture Series features both “All-Camp Lectures,” which are intended for a general audience with no scientific background, and “Research Seminars,” which go into more detail and assume the audience knows basic biological principles.

This summer’s All-Camp Lecture topics include the Effects of Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Plants and Plant Eaters (May 29); Invasive Species (July 3 and 31); Plankton in Lake Erie (June 26); the National Ecological Observatory Network (July 10); Species Conservation (July 24) and Cliff Swallows (August7).

All lectures and seminars begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Station’s Gates Lecture Hall.  All-Camp Lectures are on Tuesdays; Research Seminars are on Wednesdays.