USGS Evening Public Lecture Series

2009 Video Archive

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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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)

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)

February 26, 2009

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Geology, Climate, and National Interests

By Donald L. Gautier, Geologist

Flyer: feb09flyer.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)

April 30, 2009

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by Jennifer Harden, USGS Soil Scientist

Flyer: apr09flyer.pdf (Acrobat PDF)

May 28, 2009

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International "Volcano Diplomacy"

Rapid response team prevents crises from becoming disasters

By John Pallister, Volcanologist

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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