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Petri Dish: Signal and Noise

October 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $5

Signal and Noise: Nature’s Underground Networks and What They Reveal

About the Event:

Some scientists who study the symbiotic relationship between plant roots and fungi argue that these sometimes vast underground networks facilitate a form of communication. The idea has gained traction in the popular imagination. Our panel will explore what nature’s underground networks can tell us about the current and future state of the environment, what we know – and what we don’t – about how trees and plants signal changes in their environment, and what it all means for our relationship to the natural world.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Program starts at 6:15 p.m.

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Our Panelists:

Peter Kennedy, Professor, College of Biological Sciences

Mae Davenport, Professor, Director-Center for Changing Landscapes

Bruce Braun, Professor, Geography, Environment & Society

About Petri Dish:

The Petri Dish explores how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. No PowerPoints. Just lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts.


Urban Growler Brewing Co.
2325 Endicott Street
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
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