Alaska Science Center Seminar Series

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The USGS Alaska Science Center has a monthly seminar series that runs from October through May.  This series highlights the multiple research programs that are taking place across all disciplines at the center.

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Seminar Series will resume October 2019

Previous Seminar Summaries


Location: Leslie Holland-Bartels Conference Room, Glenn Olds Hall Building, 4210 University Drive, Anchorage (Click here for a map).  Please park at the Carr-Gottstein Building.

Webinar information

A webinar will be available for all talks for those who cannot make it in person.  For additional details or to be added to the electronic notification list, please contact Yvette Gillies.

**Space is limited so gather in groups to view presentation

To join the talk visit:

  • When you enter your name and Meeting ID, please uncheck 'Use browser for audio + video'
  • Meeting ID: 82511
  • For audio dial: 1-855-547-8255
    and enter the conference collaboration code: 82511 followed by the # key
  • You will be put on hold until the meeting begins

Some of the information provided in these seminars is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. Some of the information has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the information.


October 2018 - May 2019 schedule

October 18 Josh Koch Changing Arctic Hydrology and the Implications for Water Resources and Ecosystems
November 6 Rebecca Taylor Causal Inference for Studies of Human Impacts on Wildlife: the Case of Pacific Walrus and Marine Shipping Traffic
December 4 Kate Martin (USFWS), Tyler Lewis (ADF&G), and Paul Flint (USGS) Status of the Threatened Spectacled Eider in Alaska and recent Research by USGS and Partners (Cancelled due to earthquake)
January 23 Mike Carey Examining the Impact of the Invasive Plant Elodea on Fish Performance in a Subarctic Food Webs (Cancelled due to government shutdown)
February 12 Dan Monson Sea Otter Research in Alaska: Conservation Relevance for Nearshore Marine Ecosystems
March 20 Doug Kreiner Alaska's Mineral Resources
April 17 Sue Karl Anchorage area geology: how the rocks in our back yard inform our understanding of hazards, mountains, and gold!
May 16 Damian Menning Environmental DNA at the Alaska Science Center