SNARL Lecture Series set


Wide range of subjects at Green Church

The 2013 lecture series produced by the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab is nothing if not wide ranging.

Lecturers will cover topics on everything from ground source heat pumps to mushrooms, the 2011 Devils Windstorm to Lahonton Cuthroat trout recovery in the context of climate change.

The popular lecture series, which is free of charge, begins on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Green Church, with each subsequent lecture, except for the last one, on successive Tuesdays at the same time.

The final lecture this season will be on Thursday, June 6.

The research lab, with its acronym SNARL, is part of the Natural Reserve System of the University of California Santa Barbara.

Leslie Dawson produces the lecture series each season. This year, the programs look like this:

April 30—Heating and Cooling Buildings with Ground Source Heat Pumps: What it Is, How it Works, and Why it’s Worth Using

John D. Geyer, John Geyer and Associates, Inc.

Co-sponsored by the High Sierra Energy Foundation

May 7—Introduction to the Mushrooms of the Eastern Sierra

Dr. Jonathan Bourne M.D., Mammoth Hospital

May 14—40 Years of Endangered Species: Conflict and Conservation in California

Dr. Peter Alagona, Department of History & Environmental Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

May 21—The Devils Windstorm: The Great Tree Blowdown of 2011

Chris Smallcomb, National Weather Service, Reno

May 28—Lahonton Cutthroat Trout Recovery in the Face of Climate Change

Dawne Becker Emery, Environmental Scientist, Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Thursday, June 6—National Ecological Observatory Network: The New Biggest Thing at SNARL

Dr. Louis Pitelka, Senior Visiting Scientist, NEON, Inc.