Sierra Nevada Biodiversity Symposium

Anne Marie Malley amalley at CAS.CALACADEMY.ORG
Sun Mar 12 11:27:30 CST 1995

The California Academy of Sciences,
Sierra Biodiversity Institute and
The National Biological Service

Present a Symposium:

Sierra Nevada Biodiversity: Exploring the Richness and Functional Role
of Wild Species

The Symposium will bring together scientists, public policy makers,
resource managers and the general public who have an interest in and
appreciation for the Sierra Nevada.  Presentations will emphasize the
richness and interactions of the physical and biological elements of
the region.

Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30

Morrison Auditorium
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA  94118

Ticket Information:
Academy Members: $10/day; $15 for both days
Non-Members of the Academy: $15/day; $25 for both days
Tickets may be reserved by calling the Academy at 415-750-7111

Additional information may be obtained at 415-750-7351 or via email:
pdalporto at



8:00-9:00am:  Conference Registration

9:00-9:10am: Welcome to the Academy, Dr. Patrick Kociolek, Director of
Research and Dr. William Clemens, President

9:10-9:30am: Keynote address, United States Secretary of the Interior
Bruce Babbitt (tentative)

9:30-10:25am: The Dynamics of the Earth, Dr. Peter Westbroek,
University of Leiden, The Netherlands

10:25-11:10am: The Global Life Support System, Dr. John Stolz,
Duquesne University

11:10-12noon: Historical biogeography of the Sierra during the past 60
million years, Dr. Bruce Tiffany, University of California, Santa

12noon-2pm: LUNCH

2:00-2:55pm: Late-succession Forests of the Sierra Nevada: A New
Perspective on Biodiversity, Dr. Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, University of
Washington and USDA Forest Service

2:55-3:55: The contemporary Sierran flora: Diversity and endemism of
plants, Dr. Barbara Ertter, University of California, Berkeley and Dr.
Jim Sheock, USDA Forest Service

3:55-4:15pm  BREAK

4:15-5:10pm: Diversity, endemism and biogeography of Sierran
butterflies, Dr. Arthur Shapiro, University of California, Davis

5:10-6pm:  Birds of the Sierra Nevada, Dr. Ted Beedy, Jones and Stokes


8:00-9:00am: Conference registration

9:00-9:10am: Welcome to the Academy, Dr. Evelyn Handler, Executive

9:10-9:55am: Mammals of the Sierra Nevada, Dr. John Harris, Mills

9:55-10:35am: Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sierra Nevada: A status
report, Dr. Mark Jennings, Research Associate, California Academy of

10:35-10:55am  BREAK

10:55-11:40am: Fungi of the Sierra Nevada, Dr. Dennis Desjardin, San
Francisco State University

11:40-12:30pm:  Creatures of the forest soil: tiny but critical, Dr.
Andrew Moldenke, Oregon State University

12:30-2:00pm:  LUNCH

2:00-2:50pm:  Diversity of Sierran Aquatic Invertebrates: What we
know, what we should know and what we stand to lose, Dr. Nancy Erman,
University of California, Davis

2:50-3:45pm:  Status and trends in the aquatic biota, habitats and
watersheds of the Sierra Nevada, Dr. Peter Moyle, University of
California, Davis

3:45-4:10pm:  The Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: An Overview, Dr.
Don Erman, University of California, Davis

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