Kuehnast Lecture Series

Lectures in the Fields of Meteorology, Climatology, and their applications

In 1992, the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate was honored by the establishment of an endowment provided by the family of former Minnesota State Climatologist, Earl Louis, and his wife, Leila (Newbrough) Kuehnast. The endowment is used to further teaching and research programs in climatology and meteorology. The Kuehnast Lecture Series is sponsored by this endowment.



12th Annual Kuehnast Lecture

Kuehnast Lecture

17th Annual Lecture:


Breathing of the Biosphere: How Physics Sets the Limits and Biology Does the Work

Dr. Dennis Baldocchi

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 3:30 to 5:00 PM

Room 335 Borlaug Hall
University of Minnesota
St. Paul Campus (parking map)

This is a public forum ... all are welcome!

Recorded Webcast:

- Welcome and Award Ceremony
- Dr. Baldocchi's presentation
- Questions/Answers and Closing Comments

About Dr. Baldocchi:

Dr. Dennis Baldocchi is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California - Berkeley. Dr. Baldocchi is an internationally known biometeorologist, recognized for outstanding achievement in 2009 by the American Meteorological Society. He is also a Fellow in the American Geophysical Union and one of the most widely cited researchers in the field of terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions with atmospheric processes.

Co-Sponsored by the Kuehnast Endowment Fund and Sigma Xi


For more information contact:

Dr. Mark Seeley
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
439 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 625-4724



Past Presentations in the Kuehnast Lecture Series:


16th A World of Change: Climate Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Susan Solomon November 5, 2008
15th Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes Kerry Emanuel October 18, 2007
14th The Pileus Project: Climate Science in Support of Decision Making for an Intensively-Managed Agricultural Crop Julie Winkler October 4, 2006
13th The State of Science Education and the American Meteorological Society Walt Lyons October 14, 2005
12th The Role of Sea Ice in Global Climate Wallace Broecker October 12, 2004
11th Climate Change: A View from Underground Henry N. Pollack October 13, 2003
10th Global Climate Change: Uncertainties, Risks, and Values in Determining Public Policy Panel Discussion October 11, 2002
9th An Idiosyncratic History of Climate Richard H. Skaggs October 19, 2001
8th Beyond Global Warming Yes or No Roger Pielke, Jr. October 6, 2000
7th Evapotranspiration: From Canopies to Continents John M. Norman September 24, 1999
6th What's happening with El Nino and La Nina  Kevin E. Trenberth October 15, 1998
5th Global Nitrogen Cycling Elisabeth A. Holland October 2, 1997
4th A Brief Excursion Into Three Agricultural Revolutions Donald G. Baker October 11, 1996
3rd CO2 and the Biosphere Sherwood B. Idso October 12, 1995
2nd How Much Land Can 10 Billion People Spare? Paul E. Waggoner October 4, 1994
1st Is Climate Still Important? Stanley A. Chagnon October 5, 1993