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***** 2014 *****
26 September Various speakers USGS Annual Postdoctoral / New Researchers Colloquium Presentation
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8 September Chris Field Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford Climate Change 2014: The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Watch Video
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11 August David Lobell Stanford Meeting the Climate Adaptation Challenge in Agriculture Watch Video
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14 July Amy Hodge
Julie Sweetkind-Singer
Stanford Salmon Data on the Hook: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future Watch Video
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9 June Roland Burgmann UC Berkeley Periodic Deformation and Seismicity: From Tides to Seasonal Water Loads Watch Video
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5 May Arunas Kuciauskas Naval Research Laboratory Overview of the Naval Research Laboratory Satellite Website, Along with Examples of Low Cloud and Fog Products Watch Video
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7 April Sarah Andrews Author A Grand Life: The Story Eddie McKee, Grand Canyon Chief Naturalist 1929-1940 and Legendary Geologist Watch Video
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10 February Solomon M. Hsiang University of California, Berkeley
Goldman School of Public Policy
Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict Watch Video
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***** 2013 *****
2 December Bill Ellsworth USGS, Menlo Park Injection-Induced Earthquakes Watch Video
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4 November Ben Sleeter USGS, Menlo Park Projecting Future Land Use: Applications for Natural Resource Assessment Watch Video
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12 September Various speakers USGS, Menlo Park Annual Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Watch Video of Part 1
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8 July Bill and Rosemary Alley Authors "Too Hot to Touch -- The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste" Watch Video
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10 June David Thau Google Large-scale and Deep-time Geo Analysis with Google Earth Engine Watch Video
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13 May Gordon Brown Stanford University Mineral-Aqueous Solution Interfacial Reactions and Their Impact on the Environment Watch Video
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8 April Paul Hsieh USGS The Science Behind the Taming of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Watch Video
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11 March Mark Zoback Stanford Fluid Injection and Induced Seismicity Watch Video
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25 Februsry Chad Frost and
Steve Hipskind
NASA Ames NASA Earth Systems Science and Technologies Watch Video
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***** 2012 *****
22 October Jim Estes UC Santa Cruz Apex predators and the tapestry of nature Watch Video
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18 September Various Speakers USGS Annual Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Watch Video 1
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13 August Christopher Wilmers UCSC Large predators responses to human activity from grizzly bears in Alaska to mountain lions in the Bay Area Watch Video
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9 July Ron Oremland USGS Arsenic and the meaning of life Watch Video
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14 May Guido Grosse University of Alaska Fairbanks Deep soil organic carbon in pan-arctic permafrost regions and vulnerability to disturbance Watch Video
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9 April Diane McKnight University of Colorado at Boulder Climate change and surface water quality: The challenges of too much summer Watch Video
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12 March Dorothy Merritts and
Robert Walter
Franklin and Marshall University Stream restoration in the Eastern USA: The legacy of water-powered mills Watch Video
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13 February Steve Bohlen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Modeling the Anthropocene Watch Video
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***** 2011 *****
12 December Kurt Cuffey UC Berkeley Ice, sea level, and contemporary climate change Watch Video
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14 November Bill Dietrich UC Berkeley The soil is not enough: The importance of runoff and rock moisture in near-surface weathered bedrock to vegetation communities, climate, and landscape evolution Not available at the request of the speaker
3 October Elizabeth Hadly Stanford University Mammalian response to climatic change Watch Video
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12 September Andy Fisher UC Santa Cruz Massive flows of fluid, heat, and solutes through most of the ocean crust Watch Video
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23 August Various speakers USGS Annual Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Watch Video
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8 August Robert Hazen Carnegie Institute of Washington and George Mason Univ. The co-evolution of the geo- and biosphere Watch Video
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11 July Anthony Colaprete NASA Water on the Moon: Recent discoveries Watch Video
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6 June Steve Perakis USGS Biogeochemical cycles of Pacific Northwest forests Watch Video
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9 May Dennis Baldocchi UC Berkeley Methane Emissions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watch Video
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4 April Ripudaman Malhotra SRI International A cubic mile of oil Watch Video
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7 March Lorraine and Alan Flint USGS A general model for estimating groundwater recharge and runoff potential Watch Video
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***** 2010 *****
8 November Jill Baron USGS Fort Collins Science Center
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Colorado State University
Interactions of climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition Watch Video
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13 October Postdoctoral Associates USGS Western Region Postdoctoral Presentations Panel Discussion
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4 October Frank Chapelle USGS South Carolina Water Science Center Healing springs, groundwater geochemistry, and the history of bottled water Watch Video
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9 August Ken Miller Rutgers 100 million years of sea-level change: Should I sell my beach house? Watch Video
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12 July Jean Bahr University of Wisconsin Geoscientists in an emerging green economy Watch Video
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7 June Maggi Kelly University of California, Berkeley Modeling forest structure with LiDAR for fire management in the Sierras Watch Video
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10 May Chuck Meertens UNAVCO Hydrological effects on GPS ground deformation observed in the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory Watch Video
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12 April Susan Petty AltaRock Energy Current status of enhanced geothermal system (EGS) technology development Watch Video
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8 March Michael Manga UC Berkeley Earthquakes and water (and why the LUSI mud volcano eruption was not triggered by an earthquake) Watch Video
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8 February David Schimel National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) The design of NEON and the future of ecological forecasting Watch Video
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***** 2009 *****
7 December Steve Gorelick Stanford University Oil panic and the global crisis: Predictions and myths Watch Video
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23 November David Rogers College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia The art-science of earthquakes Watch Video
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9 November David Montgomery University of Washington Dirt - The erosion of civilizations Watch Video
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21 September Western Region post-docs and new researchers USGS Western Region Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Watch Video
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13 July James Workman DamBroker, San Francisco, CA Heart of Dryness: How the last bushmen can help us endure the coming age of permanent drought Watch Video
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15 June Carol Kendall USGS, Menlo Park, CA Drive-by extinctions: The role of vehicle exhaust in urban runoff and ecosystem degradatio Watch Video
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11 May Elisabeth Holland National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO Changing climate, carbon and nitrogen cycles Watch Video
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13 April John Slack USGS Probing the redox state of Proterozoic seawater: Geochemical, biological, and economic implications Not available at this time
9 March Philip Mote WA State Climatologist, University of Washington Climate change: Past, present, and future in the next 50-100 years in the West Watch Video
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9 February Mary Lou Zoback RMS Risk management: A perspective from the private sector Watch Video
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12 January Robert Glennon University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law Unquenchable: America's water crisis and what to do about it Watch Video
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***** 2008 *****
Dec 2 2008 Margaret Leinen Climos, Chief Scientist Mitigating climate change: Will direct removal of CO2 be necessary? Watch Video
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Sep 15 2008 Western Region Post-docs USGS, Western Region Annual Post-doc Colloquium Watch Video
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Aug 25 2008 Dr. Paul Winchester, MD Clinical Professor, Indiana Univ. School of Medicine and Director, Neonatal Intensive Care, St. Francis Hospital. Environmental Contaminants in our Drinking Water, Breast Milk and Our Babies: How Worried Should We Be? Watch Video
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Jan 14 2008 Scott W. Tinker Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin Global Energy: Myths and Realities Watch Video
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***** 2007 *****
Dec 03 2007 Lisa Lucas USGS, Menlo Park The Wiggles Matter: Significance of high-frequency processes to surface water quality Watch Video
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Nov 5 2007 Bob Smith University of Utah Geodynamics and seismic/geodetic imaging of the Yellowstone hotspot Watch Video
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Oct 15 2007 Sally Benson Stanford University Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Deep Geological Formations Watch Video
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Jul 9 2007 Dr. Sankar Chatterjee Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Geosciences, Texas Tech University Feathered dinosaurs from the 'Cretaceous Pompeii' of China and the origin of avian flight Watch Video
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May 21 2007 Brad Reed USGS, Flagstaff National Phenology Network Watch Video
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Apr 23 2007 Dominique Weis Univ. of BC The structure of mantle plumes -- insights from geochemical and isotopic studies in Hawaii Watch Video
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Mar 19 2007 Barbara Sherwood-Lollar Univ. of Toronto Life's Chemical Kitchen: Support of Deep Terrestrial Subsurface Life by Abiogenic Hydrogen and Hydrocarbons Watch Video
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Feb 15 2007 Brooks Hansen Science Magazine The Future of Scientific Publications Watch Video
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***** 2006 *****
Nov 13 2006 Diane Boyer USGS, Tucson, AZ In Search of Dam Sites: The USGS Expedition of 1923 in the Grand Canyon Watch Video
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Oct 10 2006 Jon Christensen & Richard White Stanford Univ. The Checkerspot Butterfly and Serpentine Watch Video
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Sep 11 2006 Fran Hostettler USGS Menlo Park, CA Trains, Pains, and the Legal System: Forensic Geochemistry of Two Oil Spills Affected By Methanogenic Biodegradation Watch Video
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Aug 14 2006 Margaret Torn Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Climate change feedbacks and the future role of soils Watch Video
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Jun 12 2006 Rob Dunbar Stanford Univ. Tropical temperatures, global warming, and land use change: A view from the Coral Reef Watch Video
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May 19 2006 John Kelmelis Senior Counselor for Earth Science, USGS/US Dept. of State Earth Science Findings with Foreign Policy Implications Watch Video
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Apr 10 2006 Patty Fryer Univ. of Hawaii Subduction, Seismicity, and Serpentinization: Capturing a Subduction Event Watch Video
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Mar 13 2006 Nina G. Jablonski CA Academy of Sciences The Evolution of Human Skin Color Watch Video
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Feb 13 2006 Claire Kremen Univ. of Berkeley ESPM Managing for Ecosystem Services: Wild Bees and Crop Pollination in Northern CA Watch Video
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***** 2005 *****
Dec 12 2005 Dr. Katheryn Moran Univ. of Rhode Island Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX): A North Pole Discovery Watch Video
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Nov 14 2005 Prof. Pamela Matson Stanford Univ. Agricultural Intensification in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico: Will it "Save Land for Nature"? Watch Video
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Oct 03 2005 Todd Dawson U.C. Berkeley, CA Redwood forests, fog water subsides, and the land-sea interface. Watch Video
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Sep 06 2005 Jake Lowenstern USGS, Menlo Park Intrusion, Deformation and Gas Discharge at the Yellowstone Caldera Watch Video
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Aug 15 2005 Joel E. Cohen Rockefeller Univ., & Columbia Univ. Human Population Trends, Human Carrying Capacity and Sustainability Watch Video
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Jul 11 2005 Michael Alley Virginia Tech Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides Watch Video
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Jun 06 2005 Adina Payton Stanford Univ. High Productivity During Cretaceous Ocean Anoxic Events Watch Video
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Apr 11 2005 Jeremy Jackson Scripps Institution of Oceanography Brave New Ocean Watch Video
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Mar 14 2005 Elliot Sclar Columbia University You Won't Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization Watch Video
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Feb 14 2005 Christina Ravelo UC Santa Cruz Global Warming: Lessons from the Pliocene Warm Period Watch Video
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Jan 10 2005 Robert Webb USGS, Tucson Grand Canyon Downcutting: Has it occurred in the Holocene? Watch Video
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***** 2004 *****
Nov 15 2004 Dr. Jayne Belnap USGS, Utah Soils, crusts, dusts and the role of microbiotic crusts in resource management and ecosystem recovery Watch Video
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Oct 18 2004 Roland Burgmann UC Berkeley, CA I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet: Crustal Deformation in the Bay Area Watch Video
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Sep 13 2004 Andrei Sarna-Wojcicki USGS, Menlo Park, CA Tephrochronology: The Study of Ancient Volcanic Ash Layers, and their Use in Decipering Geologic History Watch Video
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Jul 19 2004 Dr. Jay Lund Univ. of California, Davis Large-scale optimization for California water supply, flood control, and conflict resolution among multiple uses. Watch Video
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Jun 14 2004 Dr. James Deacon University of Nevada, Las Vegas Connectivity in the Desert Aquatic Ecosystems: The Devil's Hole Story Watch Video
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May 10 2004 Steven Ingebritsen USGS, NRP, Menlo Park, CA Crustal Permeability As A Dynamic Parameter Watch Video
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Apr 12 2004 Dr. Deborah Kelley School of Oceanography, Univ. of Washington Atlantis Massif 30 N The Lost City Hydrothermal Field: A New Submarine Ecosystem Watch Video
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Mar 08 2004 Prof. Marion Diamond UC Berkeley Benefits of Enrichment at Any Age Watch Video
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Feb 23 2004 Stephanie Prejean USGS, Anchorage, AK New Insight into the Processes that Trigger Earthquakes in the Long Valley Caldera, California Watch Video
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Jan 12 2004 David Morrison Nasa-Ames Asteroid and comet impacts on Earth - a hazard for the future? Watch Video
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***** 2003 *****
Nov 10 2003 Jim Estes USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Santa Cruz Field Station The recovery and subsequent collapse of kelp forest ecosystems in western Alaska Watch Video
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Aug 11 2003 Charlie Paull Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute New Views on the Distribution and Geologic Controls of Chemosynthetic Biologic Communities Watch Video
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Jul 14 2003 John Barron USGS Volcano Hazards The evolution of the climate of coastal Northern California during the past 15,000 years Watch Video
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Apr 14 2003 Chris Potter NASA Integrated Studies of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Surface Hydrologic Budgets for California Watch Video
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Mar 10 2003 Tomas Roffe USGS, Bozeman, MT Charismatic megafauna and nefarious microfauna of Yellowstone: the Brucellosis Controversy Watch Video
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***** 2002 *****
Nov 18 2002 Timothy Rood, Calthorpe Assoc.; David Howell, USGS; Eric Yurkovich, USGS; Daniel Bosch, Robert Mondavi Family of Wines; Skip Pack, Dynamic Graphics; David Ramsey, USGS; Peter Dartnell, USGS; Joel Robinson, USGS GIS at the USGS and Beyond Watch Video
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Sep 09 2002 John Takekawa USGS/WERC Foraging Ecology and Contaminant Risks of Diving Ducks in San Francisco Bay Estuary Watch Video
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Jul 08 2002 Mark Marvin-DiPasquale USGS, Menlo Park Mercury contamination of ecosystems and the role of microbiology Watch Video
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Apr 22 2002 Frank Sulloway UC Berkeley Birth Order Family Dynamics and Creative Lives: From Darwinian Evolution to World History Watch Video
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