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The Wonderful World of Corals: Harnessing Basic Science to Address an Ecological Crisis
Lecture date: September 19, 2017. Dr. Ruth Gates unveils the complex biology that underpins natural variation in the response of corals to stress. She discusses how this knowledge can be harnessed to develop tools that build resilience on reefs, arresting and improving the prognosis for coral reefs.
Reporting from the Front Line: Where Science Meets Government
Lecture date: September 7, 2017. Dr. Michael Prather shares a behind-the-scenes account of the IPCC assessments, a unique interaction between governments and the world’s leading scientists.
SAVE THE FROGS! Translating Science Into Action
Lecture date: August 29, 2017. Kerry Kriger discusses amphibian conservation, providing an introduction to the natural history of amphibians, the threats they face, why amphibians are important and worth saving, and ways his organization protects amphibians and empowers citizens to make contributions to the betterment of the planet.
Save the White Abalone: Aquarium of the Pacific’s Conservation Efforts
Lecture date: August 23, 2017. Aquarist Alexandra Lawlor discusses the Aquarium's abalone conservation efforts, shares photos of the Aquarium’s current brood stock and juveniles, and describes the abalone life cycle.
Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm
Lecture date: August 3, 2017. Dr. Gregory Stone, executive vice president and chief scientist for oceans at Conservation International, discusses the book he co-wrote with Nishan Degnarain, Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm: How Tech Start-Ups Can Heal Our Oceans.
The Creative Spark: Imagination and Collaboration in Human Evolution
Lecture date: July 26, 2017. Scientist and author Agustín Fuentes discusses his book, The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional.
The Department of Defense and Wildlife Management: A Tale of Two Missions
Lecture date: July 18, 2017. Robert Schallmann provides an overview of how the military’s natural resources programs are balanced with its defense mission, while highlighting the successes and opportunities for conservation in our backyard.
Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future
Lecture date: June 22, 2017. UCLA professor Alex Hall and his research team have produced first-of-their-kind projections of future impacts of climate change on mountain landscapes and the snowpack. Dr. Hall presents key findings from the study.
Hollywood Amphibians: A Movie Star’s Life
Lecture date: June 8, 2017. Dr. Lee Kats of Pepperdine University discusses changes and challenges ahead for local frogs and salamanders.
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Lecture date: May 30, 2017. Writer, sailor, and marine conservationist Jonathan White discusses his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean—the result of his search for the world’s largest and fastest tides.