Lecture: Alien Species of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary

Anne Marie Malley amalley at CAS.CALACADEMY.ORG
Fri Feb 21 15:01:40 CST 1997

                        Fellows' Science Day 1997
           Saturday, February 22, 1997, 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

            "Alien Species of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary:
                 History, Consequences, and Prospects"

 On Saturday, February 22, 1997, the California Academy of Sciences
 will hold its annual Fellows' Science Day. This year's program
 concerns alien species of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary. Eight
 principal speakers will present technical and timely summaries of
 their work on the history and ecological consequences of the
 inadvertent, and the purposeful, introduction of non-native plant and
 animal species to the bay-estuary system. These presentations will be
 followed by a roundtable discussion concerning management of the alien
 species, and the role of science in guiding that management. The
 program will include the following speakers and topics:

 9:15    Dr. James Carlton, Williams College, Mystic, Connecticut
         "Biological invasions in the sea:  the global and historical

 9:45    Dr. Andrew Cohen, University of California, Berkeley
         "San Francisco Bay:  the invaded Estuary"

 10:15   Dr. Michael Vasey, San Francisco State University
         "Invasive plants in the San Francisco Bay-Estuary: patterns
         and prospects"

 11:00   Dr. Fred Nichols, United States Geological Survey
         "The impact of the introduced Asian Clam, Potamocorbula
         amurensis, on the food   web of northern San Francisco Bay"

 11:30   Dr. Donald Strong, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay
         "Spartina and its impact on the ecology of the San
         Francisco Bay-Estuary System"

 1:30    Dr. Bruce Herbold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dixon
         "Introduced species in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta:
         impact and the lack   of impact"

 2:00    Dr. Jonathan Geller, University of North Carolina
         "Molecular genetic analysis as a means of tracing the geographical
         origins of introduced species"

 2:30    Dr. Armand Kuris, University of California, Santa Barbara
         "Biological control of introduced marine pests"

 3:15 - 4:30  Roundtable discussion ..... An open discussion
 between the principal speakers and the following agency scientists:

 Ms. Brenda Grewell, California Department of Water Resources.
 Expertise: rare and endangered estuarine plant ecology and

 Ms. Valerie Van Way, California Department of Boating and Waterways.
 Expertise: Control of water hyacinth in the Sacramento-San Joaquin
 River Delta.

 Mr. Patrick O'Brien, California Department of Fish and Game.
 Expertise: Preventing introduced fish of the Central Valley watershed
 from reaching the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
 There is no charge for this symposium. We cordially invite all
 Fellows, students, colleagues, K-12 science educators, Academy Members
 and interested public to attend and participate in this Academy event.

 This symposium is made possible by the generosity of Fellows annual
 giving to the Fellows Fund.

     To obtain more information, please contact Patricia Dal Porto:
             phone (415) 750-7351, fax (415) 750-7346, email
                      pdalporto at cas.calacademy.org

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