Meetings

Unfolding Climate Science and Powering the Future with Erik Krough – May 16, 2019

    A review of the scientific method with an emphasis on the human element of problem solving and particular reference to the challenges of understanding complex natural systems like the Earth’s climate. The presentation emphasizes the central role of observation, measurement, imagination, critical thinking and reproducibility.  We will describe the physical basis radiant energy absorption …

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Using DNA to help conserve the Vancouver Island marmot with Jamie Gorrell – April 18, 2019

Note: Dr. Jamie Gorrell is a faculty member with the Department of Biology at Vancouver Island University. Jamie presented a similar version of his talk at the VIU Science and Technology Lecture Series on March 13, 2019. This report is a synthesis of both talks. Jamie introduced his topic with a brief discussion of extinction …

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Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Restoration with Nikki Wright – Mar. 21, 2019

Nikki talked about the five-year nearshore habitat restoration work taking place within the Salish Sea funded by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Sidney Anglers Association. Nikki works with others to take what has been learned locally about eelgrass and marine riparian restoration and supports other coastal communities in B.C. …

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