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Impacts of Climate Change on Vegetation, Ecohydrology, and Management of Manoomin (Wild Rice) Watersheds

Principal Investigator
Daniel Larkin

Dates

Release Date
2020
Start Date
2020-09-01
End Date
2022-08-31

Summary

Manoomin, or wild rice, is an essential, sacred species for Native people throughout the Upper Great Lakes region, who have relied on the plant for food and ceremony for hundreds of years. Manoomin is also important to non-Native people, who also harvest it and benefit from the wildlife sustained by it. Manoomin is an indicator of ecosystem health—if manoomin is healthy so is the surrounding ecosystem. Unfortunately, this aquatic grass has declined across much of its range due to multiple human-caused stressors, including changes to water levels in the lakes and streams in which manoomin grows. Climate change will further disrupt water levels, most directly through changes in precipitation, but also through climate-driven changes in [...]

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Scenery in Minnesota taken by Ariana Vincent of MPD
Scenery in Minnesota taken by Ariana Vincent of MPD

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  • Midwest CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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