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 3:30 to 4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) on the second Tuesday of the month in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.

Schedule for 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yosemite Forum is being held as a virtual event. If you have questions about how to attend, send us an email.

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title/Topic

May 12 Dr. Breanne Jackson UC Merced Tuolumne and Merced River Food Chains Lead to Riparian Bats and Birds
June 9 Frances Davenport Stanford University Changing Flood Risks Due to Decreasing Snowfall in the Western United States
July 14 Dr. Rebecca Green U.S. Forest Service Fisher Conservation in a Changing Southern Sierra Nevada Landscape
August 11 Emily Iskin Colorado State University The Fabric of Wood: Patterns and Processes of River and Floodplain Large Wood on the Merced River
September 8 TBA TBA TBA
October 13 Lauren Oakes Stanford University TBA
November 10 Bev Bulaon U.S. Forest Service Insect and Forest Pathogens of Sierra Nevada
December 8 Jonathan Shurin UC San Diego Otters


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. Find Yosemite content throughout the Nature & Science and History & Culture web pages.

Last updated: August 12, 2020

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