2014 Seminar Series - USGS EcoLunch
Date: Thursday, September 18th
Time: 3:00 pm MDT
Speaker: Julio L. Betancourt, Senior Scientist, National Research Program, Water, USGS, Reston
Title: Late Holocene migration of low-elevation conifers in the Central and Northern Rockies
Abstract: Although future climates and species migrations may not have precise analogs in the past, important lessons can be drawn from the suite of northward migrations that followed the last deglaciation in the Northern Hemisphere. Migrations during the late Holocene offer particularly good opportunities for understanding spread patterns and mechanisms because they occurred under climate change with boundary conditions similar to now; high site densities associated with younger records offer good spatial and temporal coverage; and patterns can be linked directly to living populations via demographic, genetic, and biogeographic studies. Betancourt's presentation will focus on the migrational histories of four conifer species (Pinus ponderosa, P. edulis, P. monophylla and Juniperus osteosperma) that today dominate lower elevations of the Central and Northern Rockies.
Location: First Floor Conference Room "Madison Room"- NOROCK, 2327 University Way, Suite 2
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September 18th - Julio Betancourt, USGS
September 30th - Kristin Legg and David Thoma, NPS
October 14th - Todd Preston, USGS
October 28th - Siri Wilmoth, USGS
November 11th - Veteran's Day Holiday
November 25th - TBD
December 9th - Geneva Chong, USGS and North Central Climate Science Center
December 23rd - TBD
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.