Seminar Series - USGS EcoLunch

NOROCK Headquarters & Bozeman Field Station

Upcoming Seminar

Date: Tuesday, October 28th

Time: 12:00 pm MDT

Speaker(s): Siri Wilmoth, USGS Statistician

Title: Establishing reference conditions for wadeable rivers and streams in Washington State.

Abstract: The first step of any watershed assessment is establishing criteria for least disturbed condition. We use an existing set of 75 Best Professional Judgment (BPJ) reference sites and 351 random sites to characterize reference conditions for wadeable rivers and streams in Washington State. Our general approach was to determine which set of environmental variables were most sensitive to the differences between reference and random sites within a region, and to utilize these variables in multivariate clustering and ordination techniques. We propose statistical criteria for establishing reference conditions from the results of these multivariate clustering and ordination techniques. Then, we utilize these statistical criteria to determine whether any of the probability sites meet the expectations for reference condition; or, alternatively, whether any of the established BPJ reference sites do not meet the expectations.

Location: First Floor Conference Room "Madison Room"- NOROCK, 2327 University Way, Suite 2
(Click HERE for directions)

Webinar Info:

If you can not attend in person, you can still listen and watch from afar!

Link: Please access and search for (5) NOROCK EcoLunch. Note, you will be asked to install the latest version of Java.

Teleconference: 760-569-0111
Access code: 294333#

Upcoming Speakers:

November 25th - Siri Wilmoth, USGS
December 9th - Geneva Chong, USGS and North Central Climate Science Center
December 23rd - TBD

October 28th: Jon Swenson - Wildlife management with a socialistic or a capitalistic flavor: a comparison of Norway and Montana.l Stream Webinar l
September 30: Cliff Montagne and Rebecca Watters - Road Trip Mongolia: Building Capacity for Managing Protected Areasl Stream Webinar l
September 18: Julio L. Betancourt, USGS - Late Holocene migration of low-elevation conifers in the Central and Northern Rockiesl Stream Webinar l
July 22: Matt Heller, GNLCC - The GNLCC’s use of ScienceBase (a.k.a. LC MAP) and how your projects can utilize this resource.l Stream Webinar l
June 24: Ken & Linda Pierce - Two Part Talk - 1) Outstanding in His Field & 2) Glaciation of The GYE l Stream Webinar l
May 13: Bahram Farokhkish, USGS - Yellowstone Lake Trout Telemetry Project l Stream Webinar l
Apr 15: Adam Sepulveda, USGS - Are introduced Northern pike driving salmon declines? l Stream Webinar l

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USGS EcoLunch is a forum for students, researchers, visiting scientists and collaborators in the environmental sciences to present their current and past work. Presentations will range from brown bag discussions of ongoing projects to more formal and polished seminar presentations.