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Norm Lasca

About Norm Lasca

Geology & Glaciology Presenter


A professor emeritus of geology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Norman holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Michigan. Well traveled, he has worked extensively in the Arctic and Subarctic areas surrounding the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica for over 50 years. Norm is a widely published scholar and editor whose expertise lies in Earth-surface processes, especially those related to glaciers and glaciation. His recent research has dealt with the glaciation of Russia’s Siberian coastal region and with erosion problems in the U.S. national forests of the upper Midwest.

Norm serves on several national and international geological commissions, as well as on nonprofit boards and on technical advisory committees for various municipal and state agencies. He is a licensed professional geologist and professional hydrologist and is a fellow of the Geological Society of America. In addition to his geologic work, his interests include ornithology and arctic botany.