Science Conference Sizzles

More than 250 seminars, 1,150 attendees, hot-button topics ranging from climate change and fish feminization to pesticides and water quality, plus Sizzle, a global warming mockumentary, added up to a rousing success for the 5th Biennial CALFED Science Conference. One highlight was scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson’s “Don’t be SUCH a Scientist” talk which offered ways on how to communicate science to a broader audience.

His first tip? 1. Don’t be so cerebral.

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of Olson’s suggestions

Winning Fellow Studies Steelhead Survival

The CALFED Science Fellows program funds postdoctoral and graduate researchers to work with community and scientific mentors on targeted CALFED program research priorities, including collaborative data analysis and Bay-Delta projects.

This month, Science News spotlights Fellow Walter N. Heady, winner of the science conference student oral presentation for his talk on the movement and survival of steelhead trout in the Mokelumne River.

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about Heady’s steelhead findings

Coming Soon!

The 2009 Proposal Solicitation Package for up to $8 million in research grants will be released this month!

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Get Your Copy of The State of
Bay-Delta Science, 2008

The SBDS 2008 report is still available.

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“Rock star” Scientist Forges New Monitoring Framework Path

Sam Luoma

Dr. Samuel N. Luoma, a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, the first Lead Scientist of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and the winner of the recent inaugural Brown-Nichols Science Award, has been dubbed a “rock star” among his peers.

It’s easy to see why.

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his team's new Delta monitoring framework
“There is a great deal of monitoring going on in the system, but it is widely distributed among institutions and programs with different goals and different missions. One frustration of policy makers is that the monitoring does not always address the questions of most interest to them... We are designing a framework for such monitoring.”
-- Sam Luoma, Ph.D.

Pick Our Brain:

Why does it matter if male fish become feminized?

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San Francisco Estuary
and Watershed Science:

Latest online journal issue now available.

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