Video recordings of the presentation sessions from the February 3rd South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
Science Symposium are finally available online.
The videos of the science symposium talks can be viewed at http://www.southbayrestoration.org/science/2011symposium/.
Several biologists from the USGS Western Ecological Research Center are conducting critical scientific studies at these salt ponds and restored wetlands to help inform and adapt the restoration plan.
Look for these WERC presenters in the videos:
Session 1 (at 5:00 mark): Laura Valoppi, Sacramento Headquarters - Review of Uncertainties
Session 2 (at 18:00 mark): Isa Woo, SF Bay Field Station -- Temporal and Spatial Changes in Benthic Invertebrate Prey Availability on the Shoals off Pond SF2 in San Francisco Bay
Session 3 (at 1:00 mark): Arriana Brand, SF Bay Field Station -- Shorebird and Duck Responses to Pond Management in the South Bay Salt Ponds
Session 3 (at 15:45 mark): Mark Herzog, Davis Field Station – Reproductive Ecology of Waterbirds within the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
Session 4 (at 51:00 mark): John Takekawa, SF Bay Field Station -- Sea-level Rise Effects on Salt Marshes and Endemic Wildlife of San Francisco Bay (e.g. clapper rails)
NOTE: Please allow each video to load fully before clicking ahead to skip to time marks. Click the "play" button, then click "pause" to allow the video to load (a dark gray progress bar will indicate video download progress). These are large video files, so please be patient.
Top: Over 160 people packed the auditorium at Building 3 at the USGS Menlo Park Science Center. Image credit: Ben Young Landis/USGS.
-- Ben Young Landis