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A listing of our past lecture series events.

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Green background flyer with images of birds near fields and flooding with boats.
February 10, 2020

2020 February Public Lecture Flyer

2020 February Public Lecture Flyer

From California to Cambodia - Surface Water Mapping Using Cloud-Based Remote Sensing

By Chris Soulard, USGS Western Geographic Science Center

  • With cloud based remote sensing we can now access, process, and analyze terabytes of satellite imagery remotely via the internet. 
  • Satellite
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January 23, 2020

PubTalk 1/2020 — The Rise of the USGS in Space Exploration

The Rise of the USGS in Space Exploration: How the Astrogeology Science Center is integral to the past, present, and future investigation of the Solar System.

By Justin J. Hagerty, Director of the Astrogeology Science Center

  • Every astronaut to set foot on the Moon trained with the USGS in
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Flyer with images of Mars rover, astronauts and moon.
January 13, 2020

2020 January Public Lecture Flyer

2020 January Public Lecture Flyer

The Rise of the USGS in Space Exploration: How the Astrogeology Science Center is integral to the past, present, and future investigation of the Solar System

By Justin J. Hagerty, Director of the Astrogeology Science Center 

  • Every astronaut to set foot on the Moon trained with the USGS in
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November 21, 2019

PubTalk 11/2019 —Sea-Level Rise, Extreme Water Levels, Coastal Erosion

Title: Sea-Level Rise, Extreme Water Levels, and Coastal Erosion ... How bad could it possibly be?

  • Sea-level rise represents an unprecedented civil engineering challenge.
  • Small amounts of sea-level rise can disproportionately increase the frequency of coastal flooding.
  • One-third to two-thirds of the beaches in Southern California may disappear
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Attribution: Natural Hazards
Flyer with images of sea-level rise with ocean waves
November 6, 2019

2019 November Public Lecture

2019 November Public Lecture Flyer

Sea-Level Rise, Extreme Water Levels, and Coastal Erosion ... How bad could it possibly be?

By Sean Vitousek, USGS Research Oceanographer

  • Sea-level rise represents an unprecedented civil engineering challenge.
  • Small amounts of sea-level rise can disproportionately increase the frequency
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October 10, 2019

PubTalk 10/2019 — Remembering Loma Prieta Earthquake 30 Years Later

Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake 30 Years Late: Looking back to see how far we've come.
By: Tom Holzer, David Schwartz, Jessica Murray, and Annemarie Baltay

  • The Loma Prieta earthquake ended decades of seismic tranquility in the Bay Area - Is the earthquake threat in the Bay Area real and imminent?
  • Up to $80 billion in earthquake mitigation
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September 26, 2019

PubTalk 09/2019 — Bats in the West

Title: 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 learn more about local bat species.
  • Find out how
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2019 October Evening Public Lecture Flyer
September 30, 2019

2019 October Public Lecture Flyer

2019 October Public Lecture Flyer

Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake 30 Years Later: Looking back to see how far we've come

By Tom Holzer, David Schwartz, Jessica Murray, Annemarie Baltay

  • The Loma Prieta earthquake ended decades of seismic tranquility in the Bay Area - Is the earthquake threat in the Bay Area real and imminent
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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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