Welcome to the Minnesota Chapter
of Lambda Alpha International
Annual Meeting & Next Program:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Hellmann, director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Jessica Hellmann on the relationship between climate change and land use.
Hellmann provides overall strategic leadership for the Institute on the Environment, an internationally recognized organization working to solve grand environmental challenges.
Hellmann’s research focuses on global change ecology and climate adaptation. She was among the first to propose and study ways to reduce the impact of climate change through new techniques in conservation management. She led an important paradigm shift in ecology and natural resource management by showing that adaptation — living with climate change — is just as crucial to the future of humanity and Earth’s ecosystems as slowing and stopping greenhouse gas emissions. Her research and that of her students also has shown that differences in the way populations respond to climate change are key to predicting and managing their future.
Hellmann works with governments and corporations to build investment in climate change adaptation and has co-authored several climate assessment and adaptation planning efforts, including the biodiversity and ecosystem portions of the Chicago Climate Action Plan and the 2014 National Climate Assessment.
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Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (Originally scheduled on March 19.)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis Club
Lambda Alpha International (LAI) is the global network for distinguished professionals in all fields related to land economics and the use and development of land. LAI is committed to promoting best practices and making a difference in our communities. The 2,000-plus international members of LAI make valuable connections locally and with peers worldwide. The Minnesota Chapter offers thought-provoking programs and activities with top speakers, relevant forums and networking events.