Science Lectures - 2009

Please join Point Reyes National Seashore staff for Science Lectures, 45 minute presentations on scientific research being performed at Point Reyes and elsewhere in the California. Science Lectures are sponsored by the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center at Point Reyes National Seashore. They usually occur at noon on many Thursdays throughout the year and are normally held at the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore's Headquarters. All are welcome and admission is free.

Visit our Science Lectures page to learn about upcoming lectures.

Some of our Brown Bag Lectures in 2009 included:

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009
Title: "Seabird Monitoring in Point Reyes National Seashore"
Presenter: Gerry McChesney of the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009
Title: "Whither the water? The exposure of Point Reyes shorelines to San Francisco Bay outflow."
Presenter: Professor John Largier from Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Title: "Opening the black box: post-fledging survival of juvenile Song Sparrows"
Presenter: Kristen Dybala from UC Davis

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009
Title: "A mark-recapture population estimate of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off California."
Presenter: Taylor Chapple from Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis

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Date:Thursday, October 8, 2009
Title: "Conservation in Columbia, Land of Birds" and "Bird Conservation in Mexico: Efforts and Challenges"
Presenters: Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela and Cynthia Resendiz
Summary: Please join us for two lunchtime presentations. Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela will present "Conservation in Columbia, Land of Birds." Natalia will talk about the natural history of birds of her native country of Colombia and about the conservation issues they face. She will provide an introduction to the conservation, research and monitoring programs in Colombia, including projects with which she is involved.
Cynthia Resendiz will present "Bird Conservation in Mexico: Efforts and Challenges." Cynthia will talk about bird conservation in northeast Mexico, including efforts and planning, protected areas, and threats and challenges to birds. She will also give a brief overview of her work in Mexico including environmental education and scientific research and her current work in the NPS Park Flight Program as a PRBO Education Intern.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Title: "Invasion of the death cap mushrooms: insights from Point Reyes Peninsula."
Presenter: Ben Wolfe from Harvard University

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Title: "Tracking crab population connectivity along the California coast: a new approach."
Presenter: Seth Miller from Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Title: "Differing roles of invaders within introduced and native communities"
Presenter: Julia Blum from the Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Title: "A novel interaction between introduced predators: An introduced cephalaspidaean (Philine orientalis) deters predation by the invasive green crab (Carcinus maenas)"
Presenter: Amanda Newsom from the Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis

For more information about the Brown Bag Lectures, contact Ben Becker at 415-464-5187 by email.

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