Experience Michelle LaRue’s Captivating 15th Annual Borchert Lecture

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Dr. Michelle LaRue gave the 15th annual John Borchert Lecture titled, From cougars to penguins: Pushing boundaries in spatial ecology to almost 150 participants as part of the 2021 Virtual UMN Spatial Forum. Enjoy viewing a recording of her presentation if you were not able to attend the original event or if you wish to view it again as it was excellent!

Dr. LaRue is a Research Associate at University of Minnesota and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth & Environment at University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She focuses on using interdisciplinary tools, such as GIS and high-resolution satellite imagery, to study spatial and population dynamics of penguins, seals, and cougars -- species facing substantial conservation challenges as both the physical and social environments change across the world.

This lecture series honors the late John Borchert, University of Minnesota Regents Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment & Society, and member of the US National Academy of Science. Each year, members of the Borchert family attend the event; this year we were honored to have William, David, Robert, and Barbara Borchert join us.

The University of Minnesota Spatial Forum is an annual event sponsored by the Department of Geography, Environment and Society, the MGIS program, U-Spatial and DASH. Please be sure to join us next year!

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