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John Seager

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Global Population and Climate Change

Dr. Seager is the president and CEO of Population Connection. He attained a Ph.D. in animal ecology and population dynamics and a BSc in Zoology at the University of Wales. Dr. Seager believes there is a clear connection between human population growth and virtually every global challenge from poverty to climate change and from species extinction to the political instability of failed nation-states.

Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:18

Charlie Zender

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Seeding a Cooler Climate with Ocean Winds, Waves, and Clouds

Professor Zender is an atmospheric physicist and educator. He leads the Climate, Health, Aerosols,Radiation, and Microphysics (CHARM) group in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine. CHARM studies the distribution and fluxes of energy and trace species in Earth's atmosphere. Prior to joining UCI in 1999, Zender received degrees from Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:06

Alex Hearn

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Shark Tagging in the Galapagos Islands - Migration and Hotspots

Dr. Alex Hearn studied Oceanography and Marine Biology at Southampton University in the UK, and did his PhD at Heriot Watt University in the Orkney Islands. In 2002, he moved to the Galapagos Islands and worked as coordinator of fisheries research at the Charles Darwin Foundation. Hearn developed the Galapagos Shark Research and Conservation Program in 2006. He is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at the Biotelemetry Laboratory of UC Davis.

Video Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 4:39

Reuben Margolin

Guest Speakers | Art | Oceanography

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Wavemaker

Artist Reuben Margolin has spent the last ten years making kinetic sculptures inspired by wave motion. Seeking to combine the logic of mathematics with the sensuousness of nature, Reuben built a series of monumental mechanical mobiles that have been exhibited internationally, including at the Aquarium of the Pacific. He received his BA from Harvard University, has studied at art schools in Russia and Italy, and has been an artist in residence in Spain and India.

Video Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 3:10

Jeff Graham

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sharks: Explorations of Nature’s Time Machine

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a research physiologist and senior lecturer at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. His research has expanded from studies on the physiological and biological perspectives of sharks to include shark ecology and habitat research. In 2006, the Southern California Bight Elasmobranch Consortium was created and headquartered in his laboratory. Dr. Graham holds a PhD from the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Video Posted: September 11, 2009 | Running time: 4:15

Russ Parsons

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Bringing Sustainability Home

Russ Parsons is the food editor and columnist of the Los Angeles Times. He has been writing about food for 25 years, including almost 20 years at The Times. He is the author of the cookbooks ‘‘How to Read a French Fry’’ and “How to Pick a Peach.” Parsons has won every major American food journalism award, including those from the International Association of Culinary Professionals the Association of Food Journalists, the James Beard Foundation, and the University of Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards.

Video Posted: August 27, 2009 | Running time: 3:46

Gregor Cailliet

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Life Histories and Fishery Ecology of Sharks and Rays

Dr. Gregor Cailliet received a doctorate in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972. That same year, he became a faculty member at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and has been there ever since. Dr. Cailliet presently serves as the Program Director of the Pacific Shark Research Center. He has served as an advisor to 100 masters students in the field of marine fish ecology and has also been very active in central California reserves or sanctuaries.

Video Posted: August 26, 2009 | Running time: 3:59

Stephan Faris

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change

Stephan Faris is a freelance journalist and author who specializes in the developing world. From the invasion of Iraq and genocide trials in Rwanda to oil woes in Nigeria and Internet censorship in China, he has covered all of these events and more. Faris earned a Masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is now based in Rome.

Video Posted: August 24, 2009 | Running time: 4:09

Michael Welland

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Sand: The Never-Ending Story

Dr. Welland, is the founder and director of Orogen Ltd., a consulting company based in London, England. He has been face-to- face with geology around the world from the Arctic to the dunes of the Gulf Kebir (Great Barrier) in the Western Desert of Egypt. He holds a PhD in geology from the University of Cambridge. He and his wife divide their time between London and France.

Video Posted: August 24, 2009 | Running time: 4:09

Chris Lowe

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Shark Myths and Misconceptions

Chris Lowe has been studying sharks for over 20 years and currently runs the Shark Lab at CSULB where he was recently awarded Professor of the Year. Dr. Lowe’s research interests include the physiological and behavioral ecology of elasmobranchs and other gamefishes, as well as the role of marine refuges in fisheries conservation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marine biology at Barrington College. He went on to get his masters in biology at CSULB. And he holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Video Posted: August 21, 2009 | Running time: 4:01

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