USGS Evening Public Lecture Series



Lectures listed by each season: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
( The season listings also includes information of lectures that were not recorded. )

All recorded lectures from March 2002 until present

June 26, 2014

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Into the Abyss:

Living Without Light

by Nancy Prouty, Research Oceanographer

Flyer: June14flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

Handout Material (Acrobat PDF)



May 29, 2014

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Endangered Desert Fish to Human Hepatitis E

The diversity of USGS fisheries research has wide ranging applications

by Jill Rolland, Western Fisheries Research Center Director

Flyer: May14flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


April 24, 2014

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CATASTROPHIC Earthquakes
In a Crowded World

by Thomas L. Holzer, USGS Research Geologist

Flyer: April14flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



March 27, 2014

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Preparing for California Climate Change

Climatologists Look Back and Peer Forward

By Dan Cayan, USGS Climate Change Researcher

Flyer: Mar14flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



February 27, 2014

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The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami 50th ANNIVERSARY

By George Plafker, USGS Geologist Emeritus

Flyer: Feb14flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

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January 23, 2014

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The Yellowstone Volcano: Past, Present and Future

Monitoring the sleeping giant beneath Yellowstone National Park

By Jake Lowenstern, Scientist-in-Charge, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Flyer: Jan14flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



February 23, 2013

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Is "THE IMPOSSIBLE" Possible in the Pacific Northwest?

-- Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk

By Nathan Wood, Geographer

Flyer: feb13flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


January 24, 2013

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Exploring the Earth's Crust

--Seismology Uncovers Hidden Secrets Beneath our Feet

By Walter Mooney, Geophysicist

Flyer: Jan13flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


2012

December 13, 2012

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Colorful South Pacific Species
--New Discoveries and Looming Threats

by Robert Fisher, Research Biologist

Flyer: Dec12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


November 15, 2012

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Understanding Climate-Wildlife Relationships
-- are American pikas harbingers of changing conditions?

by USGS Research Ecologist Erik Beever

Flyer: November Flyer (Acrobat PDF)




October 25, 2012

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Exploring Mars With Curiosity

by Ken Herkenhoff, USGS Astrogeology Science Center

Flyer: Oct12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



September 27, 2012

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Pacific Nearshore Ecosystem Mysteries
--from kelp forests to fisheries, sea otters aid in studying ocean vitality

by USGS Research Wildflife Biologist James Bodkin

Flyer: Sept12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



August 30, 2012

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Global Food Security in the 21st Century
--the increasing need for food production, cropland areas, and agricultural water

by Prasad Thenkabail, Research Geographer

Flyer: Aug12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



July 26, 2012

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Wind Energy and Wildlife
-- the challenges of wind-energy development and wildlife conservation

by Manuela Huso, Research Statistician

Flyer: July12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



June 28, 2012

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Scanning the Seafloor with Sound

--modern sonar reveals hidden hazards and resources

by David Finlayson, Marine Geologist

Flyer: June12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



June 6, 2012

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Exploring The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

-- a Centennial perspective of the Novarupta-Katmai eruption, the largest of the 20th century

By Judy Fierstein, USGS

Flyer: Katmai Volcano Flyer (Acrobat PDF)


May 26, 2012

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Restoring the Wild Heart of South San Francisco Bay

--The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

By Laura Valoppi, Lead Scientist

Flyer: may12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


April 26, 2012

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ShakeAlert!

--building an earthquake early warning system for California

by Doug Given, USGS Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator

Flyer: april12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



March 22, 2012

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Projected Climate Change Impacts in California

--the consequences of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases

Tom Suchanek, USGS Western Ecological Research Center Lead Scientist and Climate Change Coordinator

Flyer: mar12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


February 23, 2012

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Mapping a Flood..... Before it Happens

-- the new USGS FloodPath early warning system

By Marijke van Heeswijk, USGS Hydrologist

Flyer: feb12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


January 26, 2012

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

--a wonderland of volcanoes and thermal features

By Patrick Muffler, Geologist Emeritus

Flyer: jan12flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



2011 Video Archives

December 8, 2011

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Tracking Ongoing Kilauea Eruptions
--fissures...fountains...and flows

by Matthew Patrick, USGS, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Flyer: Dec11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


November 17, 2011

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Colorado River High-Flow Experiments
- a story of Grand Canyon geology, water, and biology

by Jack Schmidt & David Rubin

Flyer: Nov11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



November 3, 2011

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USGS Science for a Changing Bay Area
-- a special USGS public lecture celebrating the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival

by Patrick Barnard and William Ellsworth

Flyer: BASF_USGS.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



October 27, 2011

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Understanding Migratory Connectivity in a Changing Climate

by Susan Haig, Wildlife Ecologist

Flyer: oct11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



September 22, 2011

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Tracking the Nation's Groundwater Reserves
--issues facing current and future water supplies

by William Alley, USGS Office of Groundwater

Flyer: Sept11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



August 25, 2011

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Through the Lens of Time
Repeat Photography in an Era of Global Change

by Robert Webb, Hydrologist

Flyer: aug11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



July 28, 2011

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How is San Francisco Bay Doing?
discoveries from 4 decades of studies

by Jim Cloern, Senior Research Biologist

Flyer: july11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



June 30, 2011

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Exploring California's Amazing Seafloor

--the visionary California Seafloor Mapping Program

by Sam Johnson, USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

Flyer: june11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



May 26, 2011

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The Future of Rare Earth Elements
--Will these high-tech industry elements continue in short supply?

by Keith Long, USGS Mineral Resource Analyst

Flyer: may11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



April 28, 2011

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"Predictable Earthquakes"
--updating earthquake prediction--fact vs. fiction

by Susan Hough, USGS Seismologist

Flyer: april11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


March 31, 2011

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Unraveling the Mystery of Avian Navigation

New research indicates that birds are listening to the landscape to find their way

By Jon Hagstrum, Research Geophysicist

Flyer: mar11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


February 24, 2011

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Is Our Coast in Jeopardy?

-predicting the impact of extreme storms on the California Coast

By Patrick Barnard, USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

Flyer: feb11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


January 27, 2011

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Capture and Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide to Mitigate Global Warming

Is Sequestration Necessary? Can We Do It at an Acceptable Total Cost?

By Yousif Kharaka, USGS National Research Program

Flyer: jan11flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



2010

December 9, 2010

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Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions in Alaska
-- the contrasting stories of two recent spectacular eruptions

by Stephanie Prejean, USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory

Flyer: Dec10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


November 18, 2010

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Silicon, Software, and Science
Monitoring the Earth's Landscape with Low-Cost High-Tech

by Rian Bogle, Remote Sensing Specialist

Flyer: Nov10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



October 28, 2010

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Dam Removal in the Pacific Northwest
- a new tool for river restoration

by Jonathan Warrick, Research Geologist

Flyer: oct10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



September 30, 2010

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The Great Missoula Floods & Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail
- a journey through the landscape of Earth's greatest floods

by Richard Waitt, Geologist

Flyer: sep10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



August 26, 2010

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Invasives and Wildfires in the West
New Crossroads in Science, Policy, and Management

by Julio Betancourt, Sr. Scientist and Desert Ecologist

Flyer: aug10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



July 29, 2010

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Looking Down On Our Planet
New satellite imagery reveals a changing global surface

by Ron Beck, USGS Land Remote Sensing Program

Flyer: july10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)




June 24, 2010

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Monterey Canyon - Superhighway to the Deep-Sea

USGS-MBARI Cooperative Oceanographic Research

By Charles K. Paull, Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA

Flyer: june10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



May 27, 2010

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The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises & Survival
A New USGS documentary video exploring the world of the mojave desert tortoise

Introduced & discussed by USGS Ecologist Todd Esque & Ken Nussear, Wildlife Biologist

Flyer: may10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


April 29, 2010

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Large, Destructive Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile
Lessons Learned for the San Francisco Bay Area

by USGS Geophysicists, Walter Mooney & Eric Geist

Flyer: april10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


March 25, 2010

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Changing Times-- A Changing Planet!

Using phenology to take the pulse of our planet

By Jake F. Weltzin, Executive Director, USA National Phenology Network

Flyer: mar10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


February 25, 2010

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ARkSTORM

A Scenario of a Massive West Coast Storm

By Dale Cox, Project Manager, USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project

Flyer: feb10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


January 29, 2010

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Coral Reefs, the 6th Extinction, and You

By Michael Field, Senior Marine Geologist


Flyer: jan10flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



2009 Video Archive

December 10, 2009

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A New Generation of Maps
Topographic Maps for the 21st Century

by Mark DeMulder, Director of the National Geospatial Program

Flyer: dec09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


November 19, 2009

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Geohazards in the Aleutian Islands
Great Earthquakes, Great Waves, and Great Volcanic Explosions!

by Steve Kirby, Geophsicist, and Dave Scholl, Scientist Emeritus

Flyer: nov09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


October 29, 2009

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Paddling for a Purpose in a Troubled Sea
Sampling the Salish Sea During Tribal Canoe Journeys

by Eric Grossman, USGS Tribal Journey Science Advisor

Flyer: oct09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



September 24, 2009

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Meeting the Challenge of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

by Jack Boatwright, USGS Seismologist

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake ended decades of seismic tranquility in the San Francisco Bay region. It was considered then . as well as now . to be a wake-up call for the region to prepare for potentially even more devastating earthquakes. How well is the Bay Area prepared for the next large earthquake?

Flyer: sep09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



August 27, 2009

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The Future of Geothermal Energy
a discussion of present opportunities and future challenges

by Colin F. Williams, USGS Geophysicist

Flyer: aug09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



July 30, 2009

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Restoring California's "Inland Sea"
Status of efforts to restore the Salton Sea

by Lee Case, Chief Scientist, USGS Salton Sea Science Office

Flyer: jul09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



June 25, 2009

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Tracking Mercury from Ore to Organism

Mercury Cycling and Bioaccumulation In a Mine-Dominated Ecosystem

By Tom Suchanek, USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Flyer: jun09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



April 30, 2009

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SOILS, CARBON, and Global exCHANGE

by Jennifer Harden, USGS Soil Scientist

Flyer: apr09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


March 26, 2009

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Can our Western Forests Take the Heat?!

Climatic change and the future of forests in the western United States

By Philip van Mantgem, Ecologist

Flyer: mar09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


February 26, 2009

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PETROLEUM IN THE ARCTIC:

Geology, Climate, and National Interests

By Donald L. Gautier, Geologist

Flyer: feb09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


February 19, 2009
* Special Guest Lecture *

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A lecture by Martha A. Sandweiss on her latest book -

Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line"

By Martha Sandweiss, Princeton University

Flyer: MSandeeisslecture.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


January 29, 2009

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EXPLORING MARS: Geology, Climate Change and Prospects for Past Life

By Michael H. Carr, USGS Astrogeologist


Flyer: jan09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



2008 Video Archive

December 18, 2008

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Gemstone Deposits of the United States
Commercial production - localities visited by mineral collectors

by Pete Modreski, USGS Gemstone Specialist



November 13, 2008

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Taking the Biological Pulse of Our Planet
The USA National Phenology Network

by Jake Weltzin, NPN Executive Director



October 30, 2008

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Prehistoric Packrat Piles --
Archives of Climate Change

by Kenneth Cole, USGS Research Ecologist



September 25, 2008

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Ready for the Next Big Bay Area Earthquake?
The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake was not the Bay Area's "Big One" but a repeat of the destructive 1868 Hayward earthquake may qualify!

by Tom Brocher, USGS Seismologist



August 28, 2008

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How the Earth Copes with Our LUSTs
The amazing capabilities of subsurface life

by Barbara Bekins, USGS Research Hydrologist

LUST= Leaking Underground Storge Tank



July 24, 2008

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A Moroccan Adventure
Searching for a blue-eyed turtle in the Sahara Desert

by USGS Herpetologist Jeffrey Lovich and visiting Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech) Professor Mohammed Znari





June 26, 2008

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Cleanup on Aisle 9
The Long Lasting Legacy of Nuclear Waste

Dave Stonestrom, USGS Research Hydrologist



May 22, 2008

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Global Warming
Western Style

Michael Dettinger, USGS Research Hydrologist



April 24, 2008

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The Hayward Fault in Google Earth
Visualizing Past, Present, and Future Earthquakes

USGS scientists David Schwartz, Heather Lackey, Luke Blair, and Scott Haefner take you on a virtual tour of the Bay Area's most urbanized fault





March 27, 2008

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Wetland Revival
Restoring San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds to Wetlands Habitat

A video production introduced and discussed by Steven E. Schwarzbach, Director, USGS Western Ecological Research Center

Nearly 15,000 acres of salt ponds in the southern San Francisco bay were purchased in 2003 for restoration by a partnership of Federal, State, and nonprofit organizations

This new USGS video product documents how science is playing a crucial role in restoring these wetland areas and shows that...


February 28, 2008

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Alaska's Rivers of Ice

USGS scientist Bruce Molnia, discusses the impact of changing climate and conditions on Earth's glaciers

By Bruce Molnia, Geologist

See excerpts from this full-length film feature showing:


January 31, 2008

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The Indonesian Mud Crisis

Long-lived mud "eruption" inundates housing and infrastructure

By Thomas J. Casadevall, Geologist

In May, 2006 hot, dark mud appeared from a fissure covering more than 10 square kilometers, displacing more than 30,000 people. The ongoing mud extrusion has also damaged or broken important transportation and communication infrastructure, displaced an oil pipeline, caused the closure of numerous factories, and impacted agricultural development.

The USGS was invited for a fact-finding visit to assess the ongoing geological, social, economic, and political issues associated with the mud extrusion.


2007 Video Archive


December 13, 2007

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Exploring Antarctica's Frozen Frontier

The USGS Antarctic Program from the 1957 International
Geophysical Year to the 2007 International Polar Year

By Jerry Mullins, Coordinator, USGS Antarctic, Arctic and Canadian Programs
and John Behrendt, USGS Geophysicist Emeritus




November 15, 2007

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Disasters, Dust, .... and Danger?

Using geoscience to help understand whether health risks lurk in particles produced by disasters

By Geoff Plumlee, Research Geochemist


October 25, 2007

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Fire As An Ecosystem Process

Past, Present, And Future

By Jon E. Keeley, Research Ecologist


September 27, 2007

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A Tale of Two Kelp Forests

Sea Otters and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Aleutians and the Commander Islands

By Tim Tinker, Research Biologist, University of California, Santa Cruz

Sea otter populations in the central and western Aleutian Islands have declined by 75-95% over the past 15-20 years, while populations in the nearby Russian Commander Islands have remained roughly stable. There are no obvious environmental explanations for these disparate patterns, as the archipelagos are physically and biologically quite similar. Because of the differing population trajectories and the role of sea otters as keystone predators, the two kelp forest ecosystems that were once very similar are now quite different. What has caused these differences?


August 30, 2007

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Dark Holes in Muir's "Range of Light"

Insights from southern Sierra Nevada caves and karst

By John C. Tinsley, Geologist


July 26, 2007

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Plate Tectonics in Action

Exploring the Earth with the new edition of This Dynamic Planet map and Web site

By Robert Tilling, Volcanologist, and Stephen Kirby, Earthquake Geophysicist



Jun 28, 2007

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Adventures in Southwest Geology

Exploring the colorful southern Colorado Plateau in 3-D

By Philip Stoffer, Geologist

Take a colorful tour with the help of 3-D photography through some of the region's highlights:


May 31, 2007

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Alchemy in the Abyss

Probing the mysteries of deep-ocean minerals

By James R. Hein, Marine Geologist

April 26, 2007

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Shock Waves

How the 1906 earthquake shook up California and science

A presentation of the award-winning USGS Video Shock Waves introduced by David Schwartz, Earthquake Geologist

March 22, 2007

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Impact!

Piecing together the story of a giant meteorite crater beneath the Atlantic coast

By David S. Powars, Geologist, and R.D. Catchings, Geophysicist

February 22, 2007

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Riding the Storm

Landslide Danger in the Bay Area Hills

Peter Lyttle, National Landslide Hazards Program Coordinator,
will introduce the USGS premiere of the documentary
Riding the Storm by Karen Adams. A question-and answer session
with the producer, USGS researchers, and residents
featured in Riding the Storm will follow.


January 25, 2007

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The Hidden World of the Golden Gate

How tides, currents, and humans have created an array of sea-floor features

By Patrick Barnard, Marine Geologist, and Peter Dartnell, Physical Scientist


2006 Video Archive

December 14, 2006

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The Mojave National Preserve
Geology and Water Shape Desert Plant Communities

by David Miller, Geologist and John Nimmo, Soil Hydrologist

Flyer: dec06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


November 16, 2006

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Drills, Spills, and Chills
The inside story on USGS estimates of Alaskan oil and gas resources

by Ken Bird and Rick Stanley, Geologists

Flyer: nov06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)








October 26, 2006

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The Parkfield 2004 Earthquake
Lessons From the Best-Recorded Quake in History

by Andy Michael, Geophysicist

Flyer: oct06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


September 28, 2006

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Water Odysseys
Surface-water and ground-water flow in the Santa Clara Valley

by Randall T. Hanson, Research Hydrologist

Flyer: sep06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


August 28, 2006

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Hidden Faults Under Silicon Valley
Do new discoveries change our view of Santa Clara Valley earthquake hazards?

by R. D. Catchings, Geophysicist

Flyer: aug06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


July 27, 2006

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Uncovering Silicon Valley
Weaving a tale of three sedimentary basins

by Victoria E. Langenheim, Geophysicist

Flyer: jul06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


June 29, 2006

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Geology on Conveyor Belts
New ideas on Bay Area evolution from a decade of geologic mapping

By Russ Graymer, Geologist

Flyer: jun06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

May 25, 2006

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What Lies Beneath?
Concealed sedimentary basins and hidden oil under Silicon Valley

By Richard G. Stanley, Geologist

Flyer: may06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

April 27, 2006

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California's Greatest Fault
How historical data from 1906 have shed light on the San Andreas Fault

By Carol S. Prentice, Geologist

Flyer: apr06flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

March 30, 2006

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The Great 1906 Earthquake
Lessons learned, lessons forgotten, and future directions in earthquake science

By Mary Lou Zoback, Seismologist (and Chair of the Steering Committee, 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance)

Flyer: mar06flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

February 23, 2006

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Science and Natural Resources
along La Frontera

By Floyd Gray, Geologist

Flyer: feb06flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

January 26, 2006

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Serving California's Needs

HOW THE CALIFORNIA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IDENTIFIES AND MAPS NATURAL HAZARDS, PROMOTES THE STATE'S ECONOMY, AND PROTECTS PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

By George J. Saucedo and Keith L. Knudson, Geologists
Flyer: jan06flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

2005 Video Archive

December 8, 2005

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Frozen in Time
How Ice Cores Are Revealing the Composition and Temperature of Earth's Atmosphere During the Past Million Years

by Todd Hinkley, Geologist

Flyer: dec05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)



November 17, 2005

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Shifting Shoals and Shattered Rocks--
HOW MAN HAS CHANGED THE FLOOR OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY

by John Chin and Florence Wong, Geologists

Flyer: nov05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

October 27, 2005

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Earthquake Storms
The Very Long Reach of Very Large Earthquakes

by Susan Hough, Seismologist

Flyer: oct05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


October 21, 2005

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A Crack in the Edge of the World
America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

by Simon Winchester



September 29, 2005

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Toxic Mercury in Aquatic Ecosystems
Why Quality Trumps Quantity

by Mark Marvin-DiPasquale, Microbial Ecologist
Flyer: sep05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


August 25, 2005

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A Delicate Balance
Salt Ponds, Wetland Restoration, and Wildlife in San Francisco Bay

by A. Keith Miles and John Y. Takekawa, Wildlife Biologists
Flyer: aug05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


June 30, 2005

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Tsunamis
Lessons and Questions from the Indian Ocean Disaster

By Eric L. Geist, geophysicist, Bruce E. Jaffe, oceanographer, and Brian F. Atwater, geologist
Flyer: jun05flyerB.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


June 14, 2005

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Deep Freeze
The Impact of Science on U.S. Climate-Change Policy

By Judy Layzer, MIT Political Scientist, and Herman Karl, USGS Earth Scientist Flyer: jun05flyerA.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


May 26, 2005

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Sonoran Desert
Fragile Land of Extremes
A video presentation and discussion

Research Ecologists Cecil Schwalbe and Todd Esque will introduce the 2003 USGS video Sonoran Desert: Fragile Land of Extremes, present an update on recent research, and answer your questions.
Flyer: may05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


April 28, 2005

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Earthquakes at the USGS
Blowing the Lid off Seismic Science for 40 Years

Ross Stein, representing the USGS Earthquake Hazards Team

The Parkfield earthquake of 1966 launched a torrent of research at the USGS in Menlo Park. With the San Andreas Fault as a backyard lab and global earthquakes as a guide, the USGS has changed the landscape of earthquake science in:

Flyer: apr05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


March 31, 2005

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Commotions in the Oceans
USGS Shipboard Research Sparked Scientific Advances

By William R. Normark, and
David W. Scholl, Marine Geologists
Flyer: mar05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

February 24, 2005

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When Rocks Fall and the Land Slides
Hear why California makes an ideal environment for landslides North face

By Gerald F. Wieczorek, Geological Engineer, and
Raymond C. Wilson, Landslide Geologist
Flyer: feb05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

January 29, 2005

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Deciphering an Estuarine Ecosystem
35 Years of San Francisco Bay Studies

By John Conomos, Scientist Emeritus

Flyer: jan05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

2004 Video Archive

December 18, 2004

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Probing Volcanoes
Advances in Understanding and Coping with their Hazards

by Robert L. Christiansen and Robert I. Tilling, Volcanologists
Flyer: dec04flyer.pdf


November 18, 2004

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From Plane Tables to Pixels
The Revolution in Mapping at the U.S. Geological Survey

by Susan P. Benjamin, Research Geographer
Flyer: nov04flyer.pdf


October 30, 2004

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Hot Oil, Frozen Ground, and Earthquakes
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline story-- so far, so good!

by George Gryc, Arthur Lachenbruch, and Robert Page, Scientists Emeriti
Flyer: oct04flyer.pdf


September 25, 2004

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The Winemaker's Dance
Connecting Geology and Wine in Napa Valley

by David G. Howell, Geologist Emeritus
Flyer: sep04flyer.pdf


August 26, 2004

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Precipice of Survival
What is the Future of the Southern Sea Otter?

Featuring the new award-winning USGS video Precipice of Survival. The Southern Sea Otter by Stephen Wessells, introduced and discussed by sea otter researchers including Alisha H. Kage and M. Tim Tinker, Research Biologists
Flyer: aug04flyer.pdf


July 29, 2004

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Secrets in Stone
The Role of Paleomagnetism in the Evolution of Plate Tectonic Theory Video Presentation

Presentation of the award-winning USGS video "Secrets in Stone" (35 minutes), introduced by Jack Hillhouse, Research Geophysicist, and followed by a tour of the USGS Paleomagnetics Laboratory
Flyer: jul04flyer.pdf


June 24, 2004

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From Strawberry Fields to the Ozone Layer
The Methyl Bromide Story

By Laurence G. Miller, Biogeochemist
Flyer: jun04flyer.pdf


May 27, 2004

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Delta Revival -- Restoration of a California Ecosystem
Video presentation and discussion

Ecologist Jim Cloern will introduce the video Delta Revival, produced jointly by the USGS and the CALFED Bay-Delta Authority.

USGS Scientists wil answer your questions about this documentary, which shows:

Flyer: may04flyer.pdf


April 22, 2004

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Science, Society, and the Survey
50 Years of the USGS in Menlo Park

By David G. Howell, Geologist

Hear about some of the scientific highlights from 1954 to 2004 --

Flyer: apr04flyer.pdf


March 4, 2004

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Mapping the American West
Clarence King and the 40th Parallel Survey

By James G. Moore, Geologist Flyer: mar04flyer.pdf

February 26, 2004

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Life and Death of Hawaiian Coral Reefs
New Studies Track the Life Cycle of Maui's Changing Reefs

By Michael E. Field, Marine Geologist & Curt D. Storlazzi, Coastal Oceanographer
Flyer: feb04flyer.pdf

January 22, 2004

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Roving Around Mars
Adventures in Exploring the Red Planet

By Devon M. Burr & Michael H. Carr, Planetary Geologists

Flyer: jan04flyer.pdf

2003 Video Archive

December 11, 2003

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WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ALASKA'S GLACIERS?
Their Dynamic Response to Changing Climate and Other Factors

by Bruce F. Molnia, Research Geologist

Flyer: dec03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


November 20, 2003

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CLEAN POWER FROM THE EARTH'S HEAT
The Present and Future of Geothermal Energy

by John Sass, Geophysicist

Flyer: nov03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



September 25, 2003

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Beneath Crater Lake
An underwater volcanic landscape tells a complex tale

by Charles R. Bacon, Geologist
Visualizations presented by David W. Ramsey, Geologist

Flyer: sep03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



August 28, 2003

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Human Footprints on the Web of Life
Biodiversity and Increasing Population and Development in California

by Robert N.Fisher, Research Zoologist

Flyer: aug03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


July 31, 2003

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Molten Paradise
Video Presentation and Discussion

Featuring the award-winning USGS video Molten Paradise-Kilaea Volcano by Stephen Wessells, introduced and discussed by Robert I. Tilling, Volcanologist

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Flyer: jul03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



June 26, 2003

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The Quakes, They Are A-comin'--
New Estimates of Earthquake Hazard and Risk Across the Bay Region

By Michael Blanpied, Geophysicist

Flyer: jun03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



May 22, 2003

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The National Map -- Coming to Your Neighborhood!
Integrating and Sharing Geographic Information in the Public Domain

By Ken Osborn, Cartographer

Flyer: may03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)



April 24, 2003

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Gaia's Breath
Methane and the Future of Natural Gas

By Keith A. Kvenvolden, Geochemist

Flyer: apr03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


February 27, 2003

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Is Your Neighborhood Going Downhill?
How Landslides Threaten Bay Area Lives and Property

By Raymond C. Wilson, Landslide Geologist
Flyer: feb03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


January 30, 2003

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Exploring Mars
Recent Discoveries and Upcoming Missions

By Michael H. Carr, Planetary Geologist

Flyer: jan03flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

2002 Video Archive

December 12, 2002

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Hawai`i's Volcanoes--- Never a Dull Moment !
20 Years of Eruption at Kilauea and Waiting for Mauna Loa

by Don Swanson,Volcanologist, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Flyer: dec02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


November 21, 2002

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What is a Butterfly Worth?
Challenge of Making Economic Estimates for Biodiversity

by Alicia Torregrosa, Geographer and Ecologist

Flyer: nov02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


October 24, 2002

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Plumbing the Mysteries of the San Andreas Fault
Deep Drilling to Test Fundamental Theories About Faulting and Earthquakes

By Stephen H. Hickman, Geophysicist

Flyer: oct02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


September 26, 2002

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Healing the Redwood Creek Watershed
Successes and Failures in a Large-scale Watershed Restoration Program

by Mary Ann Madej, Geologist

Flyer: sep02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


August 29, 2002

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Revealing the Hidden World Beneath Monterey Bay
Explore the diverse features on and below the sea floor in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Steve Eittreim, Marine Geologist

Flyer: aug02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


July 25, 2002



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Beyond the Golden Gate
Oceanography, Geology, Biology, and Environmental Issues In The Gulf of the Farallones

by Herman A. Karl, Marine Geologist, and Edward Ueber, Director, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Flyer: jul02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)









June 27, 2002



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Finding Elusive Earthquake Faults
New Mapping Techniques Reveal Potential Seismic Sources Beneath Seattle

By Richard J. Blakely, Geophysicist and Ralph A. Haugerud, Geologist

Flyer: jun02flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)











March 28, 2002

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LOSING THE RACE FOR SURVIVAL?
The catastrophic decline of the desert tortoise in California

Kristin H. Berry, Desert Ecologist Flyer: mar02flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)


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