Climate Change Science and Impacts in the Western Lake Superior Region
About the Presenters
David S. Liebl
University of Wisconsin-Extension/University of Wisconsin-Madison
David S. Liebl is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Engineering Professional Development at UW-Madison, and a UW-Cooperative Extension statewide outreach education specialist. He is a member of the Science Council of the Wisconsin Initiative for Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) and chaired the Stormwater, Adaptation and Outreach working groups. His area of focus has been community impacts and adaption to changing patterns of precipitation in Wisconsin, with funding from NOAA and Wisconsin Sea Grant.
University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
Mark Seeley joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
in 1978. Since that time he has served as Extension Climatologist and Meteorologist, working closely
with the National Weather Service, the Minnesota State Climatology Office, and various state
agencies, as well as regional Extension Offices around the state.
He has served as a weekly commentator on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” news
program and written the weekly newsletter “Minnesota WeatherTalk” since 1992. Dr. Seeley has
edited numerous children’s books on weather and climate, and he is author of Minnesota Weather
Almanac published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press and nominated for the Minnesota Book
Awards in 2006. He is also co-author of Voyageur Skies (with Don Breneman), published by Afton
Press in 2010.
His honors and awards include: the only two-time recipient of the Sigma Xi Scientific Communication
and Education Award in 2001 and 2008; recipient in 2003 of the Mn/DOT Research Partnership
Award, as leader of a project dedicated to the design and deployment of living snow fences; in 2006
he received the Extension Dean and Director’s Award for Distinguished Extension Faculty; in 2007 he
received the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Faculty Volunteer Award and the Career Achievement Award from Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine; and in 2009 he received a USDA Extension
Award for most effective public program associated with his work as a team member on the Extension
Disaster Education Network (EDEN).