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The next guest of the continuing series "Science on Tap" says parasites in an ecosystem are not all bad.

Dr. Daniel Preston of UW-Madison's Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology will discuss Parasites in Freshwater Ecosystems Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Minocqua Brewing Company.

Preston says most people think parasites are always bad, but he says he can show that isn't always true...

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Each month at the Minocqua Brewing Company is the next presentation of the "Science on Tap" series.  The series provides a forum where the public engages experts in an informal, two-way conversation about important issues of the day.

Tomorrow evening(11/6/19) a DNR expert will talk about "From Beaver to Bear: Wisconsin DNR’s Wildlife Research Program in the Northwoods". David MacFarland is the Wildlife Research Team Leader for the Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. In this role since 2017, he supervises and coordinates the DNR’s wildlife research program. TheDigitalArtist

A researcher says the study of the human genome is just beginning to revolutionize our lives.

Professor Jason Fletcher of the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison is a health economist and Director for the Center for Demography and Health and Aging. He will be the next speaker in the "Science On Tap" series at the Minocqua Brewing Company. He will be addressing some of the social implications surrounding the genomics revolution.

He says there is a revolution going on concerning genetics is due to the rapidly decreasing costs of genetic testing...

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The next speaker at Science On Tap in Minocqua will be discussing 'Wisconsin Waters and Irrigated Agriculture". Dr. Mallika Nocco earned her Doctorate in Environment and Natural Resources from UW-Madison. She also has a degree in literature and is a Master Gardener . Ken Krall spoke with Dr. Nocco about her work with water in the Central Sands area...

Dr. Mallika Nocco, the next speaker at Science On Tap, Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Minocqua Brewing Company.

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Edna Chiang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program at UW-Madison and is the next speaker in the on-going series "Science On Tap" in Minocqua.

Chiang will talk about hibernation, but her study examines hibernation to human activities.

She studies the relationship between hibernating mammals and their gut microorganisms. Both hibernators and their microbes experience extreme changes in diet and physiology throughout the year, which inspires a variety of exciting questions.

She spoke with Ken Krall about her studies..

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He's a fixture with Wisconsin Public Radio’s talk format and he's the next guest of "Science on Tap" in Minocqua. Larry Meiller talks to about 1 out of 10 Wisconsin residents each day on his radio show.

WXPR's Ken Krall talked to Meiller about his years in broadcasting...

Larry Meiller says he will be telling about his life in public radio at Science on Tap, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Minocqua Brewing Company. He says he has a lot of stories to tell.

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Two well-known Northwoods residents will be the featured speakers at the next Science on Tap, Wednesday in Minocqua.

John Bates is the author of nine books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. Terry Daulton’s pastel paintings reflect her deep ties to the landscape and her background as a biologist and environmental educator.

Terry Daulton says their topic is the art of communicating science....

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The next speaker at the monthly "Science on Tap" program in Minocqua has Northwoods ties and will discuss Wisconsin's land ethic.

Dr. Tim Van Deelen is a professor in the department of forest and wildlife ecology at UW-Madison. He says the core topic is what he calls the "long shadow" of Aldo Leopold's 'Sand County Almanac'. Van Deeland says he was contacted to discuss Leopold's legacy and he will filter that through his own research. He says he did an online course on Leopold's view on hunting and those recordings brought him to this event.

Van Deelen has ties here...

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Is there a robot in your future? That and other questions related to robotics and artificial intelligence are the focus of the next Science On Tap Wednesday in Minocqua.

WXPR's Ken Krall spoke with Dr. Bilge Mutlu, associate professor of computer science at UW-Madison. He leads a research program that builds human-centered methods and principles for designing robotic and other interactive and intelligent technologies...

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The next Science on Tap at the Minocqua Brewing Company Wednesday evening looks at "Birds and the Northwoods: Impacts of Human Activity."

The presenters are two retired UW-Stevens Point researchers and leaders who have done extensive work on the topic here, Dr. Eric Anderson and Dr. Alan Haney.

We hear from Dr. Haney about what they will be talking about...

Science on Tap Speaker Gets A Bit Fishy

Feb 23, 2016

  If you think you know how many fish species there are and what the biggest fish species in Wisconsin is, you can put your knowledge to the test at the next Science on Tap presentation. John Lyons is a Fishery Research Supervisor for the DNR and will talk about “The Wonderful World of Wisconsin’s Fishes.” He says while most fisherman the common bluegill, walleye and northern pike, he says there’s a variety of fish out there that most people don’t know about.

The next Science on Tap in Minocqua features Dr. Patricia McConnell.

She's a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training.

Ken Krall spoke with Dr. McConnell about her work and the things we don't know about dogs and cats...

Could Jurassic Park happen? Probably not like the filmmakers portray, but a UW-Madison researcher will be in the Northwoods to say it is possible. He also says there is much to think about before it becomes more common. Ken Krall talked with Stanley Temple, Professor Emeritus in Conservation at UW-Madison and Senior Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Temple is the next speaker of the "Science On Tap" series ...

Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,

While debate continues over the nature of climate change, the public next Tuesday can hear from a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who says human health risks pose the largest of threats.

The next "Science  On Tap" presentation is Wednesday in Minocqua.

Dr. Jonathan Patz is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent 15 years as lead author for the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

He says spewing of fossil fuels poses a significant threat to public health, especially respiratory problems.....

Pollinators will be the focus of the next "Science On Tap" presentation at Minocqua Brewing Company. The first Wednesday of most months the public gathers to hear the latest from UW researchers who also listen to questions from the public about specific topics.

September 2, Jeremy Hemberger,  a UW-Madison graduate student in entomology with specific interests in native pollinators, conservation, ecology, and invasive species dynamics will be giving the presenation.