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Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

Inspiring and encouraging climate adaptation in communities throughout the Midwest


October 25 - 27, 2023 | Duluth, MN

In collaboration with a wide range of partners and supporters, the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will host the first Midwest Climate Resilience Conference, October 25 - 27, 2023 in Duluth, MN. The call for session and presentation proposals is now open. 

Maple Syrup Jars

Climate Adaptation Menus for Maple Syrup and Beyond

Adaptation in Action Webinar Series


Wednesday, September 20, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Join the MCAP team on Wedesday, September 20 at Noon to hear from Scott Hershberger, a science communicator focusing on public engagement on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and learn more about his work with the Wisconsin Extension Maple Syrup Program developing a climate change adaptation menu for maple syrup producers in the Upper Midwest.

Ron Moen

Climate-driven changes in Minnesota mammal species

Adaptation in Action Webinar Series


Tuesday, August 15, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Join the MCAP team on Tuesday, August 15 at Noon to hear from Dr. Ron Moen about how climate change will impact species distributions and population size across Minnesota. 



Understanding Future Climate for Golf Course Management

May 31, 2023

MCAP Researcher Stefan Liess is working on a project to create future climate projections to better understand how winter temperatures are changing and how those changes will impact turfgrass. The research team is applying this new information to inform how turfgrass, such as on golf courses, can be better managed under these changing conditions. 

Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Scientist

May 30, 2023

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking a Climate Change Research Scientist who will work on understanding the emissions process of Minnesota natural and working lands, with a particular focus on quantifying opportunities to store and sequester carbon on our many landscapes 

New U.S. Climate Change Opinion Poll Results Released

May 30, 2023

The latest Ipsos poll about public opinion on climate change shows only 49% of Americans believe climate change is mostly caused by human activity. However, more than half of Americans believe that it is not too late to stop climate change (54%). MCAP Director, Dr. Heidi Roop, is quoted in a recent article in The Hill about the survey. 

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