Plenary Session and keynote presentation
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thu
Katie Hein leads lake water quality monitoring at the Wisconsin DNR and also serves as the Water Resources working group chair for the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts. She received her master’s degree in limnology from UW-Madison and her PhD in aquatic ecology from Utah State University. Katie has been interested in aquatic plants for over 20 years, and she recently studied the continuum from submergent to terrestrial plants along lake shorelines as part of the Central Sands Lake Study. This project expanded her knowledge of how climate variability and water withdrawals interact to influence plant communities.