SNARL Spring Seminar Series

2021 SNARL Spring Seminar Series:

Seminars will be all virtual over ZOOM this year

Please join us this spring for a series of presentations focused on some of the latest research and findings from the Eastern Sierra and Beyond. Unfortunately, we are still unable to gather in person at the Page Center at SNARL, as we usually do on these beautiful evenings in spring. However, we are thrilled to have an amazing lineup of speakers that will virtually share their adventures, experiences and knowledge on topics ranging from Outdoor Education to the first ever footage of life below the ice in our Sierra alpine lakes in winter. Grab your favorite beverage, your laptop and get cozy on your couch as we embark on a weekly virtual journey without having to leave your house!

Seminars are 7-8 PM every Tuesday from April 27 to June 8

No Registration Required - Zoom Links for each seminar are in the schedule below

April 27: Re-opening Schools with Outdoor Learning, Dr. Craig Strang, Associate Director, Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley  ZOOM LINK:

May 4: Tales of rewilding from Yosemite Valley to the Equator, Dr. Jon Shurin, Professor, University of California San Diego  ZOOM LINK:

May 11: Assessing Climate Variability in the Highest-Elevation Breeding Birds on the Continent: North America's Rosy Finches, Tim Brown, PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz  ZOOM LINK:

May 18: Rock Glaciers and the Ecology of Alpine Streams - Refuges from Climate Change?, Dr. David Herbst, Research Biologist, SNARL and Institute of Marine Sciences UC Santa Cruz   ZOOM LINK:

May 25: The uncomfortable reality of the effects of predators on endangered species recovery, Dr. Tom Stephenson, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Biologist California Department of Fish and Wildlife  ZOOM LINK:

June 1: Exploring an unknown world: under-ice observations of Sierra Nevada alpine lakes in winter, Dr. Roland Knapp, Research Biologist, SNARL and Earth Research Institute, UC Santa Barbara  ZOOM LINK:

June 8: Interactions among fire, water, climate, carbon and people in Sierra Nevada forests: Tackling the complexity using models, Dr. Naomi Tague, Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB and Ethan Turpin, Founder/Director Burn Cycle Project  ZOOM LINK:

Videos of Previous Seminars

Presentations from 2012 - 2016 are available for viewing on our Vimeo Channel

Presentations from  2017 - present are available for viewing on our SNARL youtube channel