Yosemite Forum

The Yosemite Forum is a free interactive lecture series designed to bring evolving knowledge of the Sierra Nevada to the public and the park. Lectures are noon-1 pm (unless otherwise noted) on the second Tuesday of the month in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.

2015 Yosemite Forum Schedule
January 13
Clifford Riebe
University of Wyoming
Geologic limits on life in mountain landscapes
February 10
Greg Gerstenberg
California Dept. Fish & Wildlife
The Tuolumne Deer Herd: Ecology, disease, and impacts from the Rim Fire
March 10
3:30-4:30 pm
Stephen Hart
University of California, Merced
Ginormous trees have big effects: The influence of giant sequoia on soils
April 14
Sebastien Claude Nussle
University of California, Berkeley
Fishery-induced selection: What can be learned from introduced salmonids in Sierra Nevada lakes?
May 12
3:30-4:30 pm
B. Lynn Ingram
University of California, Berkeley
The west without water: What past floods, droughts, and other climatic clues tell us about the future
June 9
Dan Cayan
USGS/Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Ongoing drought in the Sierra Nevada: A climate perspective
July 14
Chelsea Arnold
University of California, Merced
Rapid carbon loss in high elevation meadows
August 11
Patrick McIntyre
California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
Climate change and water balance in California forests: Historic changes and future trends
September 15
David Cooper &
Evan Wolf
Colorado State University
Legacy grazing's long term effects on Tuolumne Meadows
October 13 Kathleen Hull University of California, Merced
Millennia of land use in the central Sierra Nevada: The view from Wawona
November 10
Derek Young University of California, Davis Prospects for persistence of Douglas-fir through climate change at a hot, dry range limit
December 8
Kaitlin Lubetkin University of California, Merced Patterns of lodgepole pine encroachment into subalpine meadows of the central Sierra Nevada

The Yosemite Forum is a partnership among:

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Yosemite Conservancy
  • USGS, Western Ecological Research Center Yosemite Field Station
  • University of California, Sierra Nevada Research Institute
  • USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Sierra Nevada Research Center

Learn more about the park's research and studies--also detailed in the Yosemite Science online resources management publication published on an occasional basis. Find Yosemite content throughout the Nature & Science and History & Culture web pages.

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