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Summer Lecture Series

The annual Summer Lecture Series at the University of Michigan Biological Station explores scientific topics and celebrates notable achievements. Our lecture series is free and open to the public, allowing community members to learn more about the natural world and the Biological Station.

We are located at: 9133 Biological Rd., Pellston, MI 49769.

Speakers from all over the country and the UMBS community are invited to participate and share their work. We encourage everyone, including our students, faculty, researchers and the public, to attend.

All events start at 7 p.m. at the Biological Station. Please join us!

2023 Speakers

Olin Sewall Pettingill (left) and colleagues.

Our endowed lectures honor former instructors at UMBS:

  • Olin Sewall Pettingill Lecture in Natural History
  • Harry Hann Lecture in Ornithology
  • Ralph E. Bennett Lecture in Mycology and Plant Biology

This year's endowed lecturers are:

  • Vanessa Ezenwa, Yale University, Pettingill Lecturer
  • Joan Strassmann, Washington University in St. Louis, Hann Lecturer 
  • Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bennett Lecturer

In addition to our endowed lecture series, UMBS will host weekly research talks in the summer months — free and open to all. The full itinerary is available here