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August 29, 2019

PubTalk 08/2019 — Pliocene World

Title: Pliocene World: Earth's Climate 3 Million Years Ago and How it Relates to our Future
By Marci Robinson, USGS Research Geologist 

  • Three million years ago, during the late Pliocene, CO2 levels were similar to today, but global temperatures and sea level were much higher
  • Find out how we use microfossils to reconstruct
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USGS September Evening Public Lecture Flyer - 2019
August 29, 2019

2019 September Evening Public Lecture Flyer

2019 September Public Lecture Flyer

Bats in the West: Discoveries, Questions, and Future Research

By Gabriel A. Reyes, USGS Biologist 

  • Learn about bat ecology, diversity, and the role they play in our ecosystem.
  • See how scientists are using a variety of methods including capture, acoustic monitoring, and tracking, to
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2019 August Public Lecture Flyer
August 8, 2019

2019 August Public Lecture Flyer

2019 August Public Lecture Flyer

Pliocene World: Earth's Climate 3 Million Years Ago and How it Relates to our Future

By Marci Robinson, USGS Research Geologist 

  • Three million years ago, during the late Pliocene, CO2 levels were similar to today, but global temperatures and sea level were much higher.
  • Find out how we use
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July 25, 2019

PubTalk 07/2019 — Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

Title: Taking the Pulse of our Planet: A 10-year status report from the USA National Phenology Network

  • Plants and animals in your backyard are sensitive indicators of climate variation and change
  • Understanding and predicting plant and animal seasonal activity, a science called phenology, helps humans adapt to a changing world
  • Learn about a
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December 14, 2006

PubTalk 12/2006 - Mojave

Title: The Mojave National Preserve: Geology and Water Shape Desert Plant Communities 

  • One of the largest units in the National Park System, the Mojave National Preserve was established in 1994
  • The Preserve encompasses great sand dunes (including "singing sands"), young volcanic features, forests of Joshua trees, and fields of
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2019 July Public Lecture flyer
July 2, 2019

2019 July Public Lecture Flyer

2019 July Public Lecture Flyer

Taking the Pulse of our Planet: A 10-year status report from the USA National Phenology Network

By Jake Weltzin, Executive Director of the USA National Phenology Network

  • Plants and animals in your backyard are sensitive indicators of climate variation and change
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June 27, 2019

PubTalk 06/2019 — USGS Fire Science

Title: USGS Fire Science: Understanding why wildlands burn and what can be done about it

  • Wildfires are expensive, dangerous, and have massive impacts on people and ecosystems, yet ecosystems evolved with wildland fire. 
  • USGS fire scientists help understand what factors affect wildland fire occurrence, intensity, spread, and effects. 
  • What can
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Image of 2 scientists watching a fire from far away
June 13, 2019

USGS June Public Lecture Flyer

2019 June Public Lecture Flyer

USGS Fire Science: Understanding why wildlands burn and what can be done about it 

By Paul Steblein, USGS Wildland Fire Science Coordinator

  • Wildfires are expensive, dangerous, and have massive impacts on people and ecosystems, yet ecosystems evolve with wildland fire.
  • USGS fire scientists
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May 30, 2019

PubTalk 5/2019 - Rodgers Creek Fault

Title: New Mapping of the Rodgers Creek Fault: It's longer and more complex than we thought

  • Remote sensing technology reveals surface traces of the fault covered by trees and buildings.
  • Greater fault length and linkages to neighboring faults make larger earthquakes possible. 
  • Fault complexity has implications for hazards from ground shaking
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Speaker Kristin Byrd showing presentation slide.
May 2, 2019

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April 18, 2019

PubTalk 04/2019 - California's Ecosystems

Title: The Story of California's Changing Ecosystems: As observed from space

  • How can we use images from space to help us understand changes to our coasts, rangelands, forests and wildlife habitats?
  • How can they help to predict future changes?
  • What more can we learn from advances in earth observing technologies?
Google Earth image showing the Rodgers Creek Fault area.
April 30, 2019

2019 May Public Lecture Flyer

2019 May Public Lecture Flyer

New Mapping of the Rodgers Creek Fault: It's longer and more complex than we thought

By Suzanne Hecker, USGS Geologist

  • Remote sensing technology reveals surface traces of the fault covered by trees and buildings.
  • Greater fault length and linkages to neighboring faults make larger earthquakes
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