Webinar: “Climate change impacts on lake thermal habitat”
March 1, 2017
Morrill Science Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Gretchen Hansen of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Jordan Read of the USGS will speak about “Climate change impacts on lake thermal habitat.” This talk is part of “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation,” a webinar series presented by the Northeast Climate Science Center.
Gretchen Hansen is a fisheries systems ecologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Her research focuses on pattern and process in aquatic communities and ecosystems. She employs statistical analyses of historical data, observational field studies, simulation modeling, and large-scale experimentation to answer applied science questions in a real-world context.
Jordan Read is the chief of data science at the USGS's Office of Water Information, which develops research modeling and data visualization frameworks and participates in efforts to integrate and centralize disparate datasets. Jordan approaches research questions that involve lake and stream simulations and sensor data analysis, including the challenges of modeling over ten thousand lakes across the US. Jordan received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 in environmental fluid mechanics.