USGS Evening Public Lecture Series

2005 Video Archive

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

June 30, 2005

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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)

July 21, 2005

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California Rock and Roll
Viewing and Touring the San Andreas Fault system in 3-D *
*3-D glasses will be provided at the lecture

by Phil Stoffer, Geologist

Flyer: jul05flyer.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)

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)

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

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)

November 17, 2005

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Shifting Shoals and Shattered Rocks--

by John Chin and Florence Wong, Geologists

Flyer: nov05flyer.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

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)

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For additional information on the USGS Evening Public Lecture Series please contact Amelia Barrales: or telephone (650) 329-5136.

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