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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 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.

2014 Yosemite Forum Schedule
February 11
Joseph Stewart
UC Santa Cruz
On the distribution and abundance of pikas in Yosemite
March 11
Rachel Mazur
US Forest Service
Bears in the Sierra: Does mother really know best?
April 8
Kurt Cuffey
UC Berkeley
A glaciological update on the Yosemite landscape
May 13
Andi Heard
NPS Inventory & Monitoring
Twentieth-century atmospheric deposition and acidification trends in Sierra Nevada lakes
July 8
August 12
Richard Becker
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rock fractures and the formation of the Tuolumne landscape
September 9
Sarah Yarnell
UC Davis
Sierra Nevada watersheds in an era of hydroclimatic change
October 14
Carly Whelan
UC Davis
Prehistoric mobility and trade in the central Sierra Nevada: An analysis of sourced obsidian artifacts
November 18
Connie Millar
US Forest Service
December 9
Kat Anderson
UC Davis
The Ethnobotany and associated stewardship of California Black Oak ecosystems in the 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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