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San Francisco Bay-Estuary Science: Day-Long Symposium at AAAS Meeting
Released: 8/14/2009 9:33:15 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Leslie Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: 650-793-1534

Climate change, ecosystem health, bird populations, food webs, and sea-level rise are a few of the topics considered in a scientific symposium about San Francisco Bay.

What: Scientific presentations on the latest research in the San Francisco Bay and estuary ecosystem. The symposium, San Francisco Bay: Tracking and Understanding a Changing Estuary, is part of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

When: Monday, August 17, 2009, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(detailed schedule below)

Where: Science Building, Room 201
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University Map

Who: USGS scientists participating in the symposium will be available for interviews.

If interested in interviews with the following scientists, please contact Leslie Gordon at 650-793-1534.

8:30 a.m.  Climate Change From Both Ends: Projected Sea Level Rise and Inflow Changes in San Francisco Bay, NOAH KNOWLES

8:55 a.m.  Morphological Change of the San Francisco Estuary, BRUCE JAFFE and others.

9:20 a.m.  A New Regime of Decreased Sediment and Carbon Supply in the San Francisco Estuary, DAVID H. SCHOELLHAMER and others.

10:55 a.m.  Historical and Present-Day Bathymetric Changes and Sediment Transport Patterns in and around the Golden Gate, PATRICK L. BARNARD and others.

1:30 p.m.  Temporal and Spatial Distributions of Benthic and Pelagic Grazers: How Do They Affect Phytoplankton Dynamics in San Francisco Bay? JAN THOMPSON and others.

1:55 p.m.  Climate Shift, Crabs, Shrimp, Fish and Phytoplankton in San Francisco Bay, JAMES CLOERN

3:30 p.m.  Trends of Waterbird Populations in San Francisco Bay: Top-Down Assessment of Ecosystem Health, JOHN Y. TAKEKAWA, and others

4:20 p.m.  Screening of the 1974 PBS NOVA Film, “Inside the Golden Gate,” with Introduction and Follow-up Discussion, FREDERIC H. NICHOLS

4:30 p.m.  Video: 1974 PBS NOVA “Inside the Golden Gate” - a film about the beginnings of 35 years of USGS research in San Francisco Bay.

More information about the meeting is available online.

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