Join us each summer for the Mono Lake Committee’s Refreshments with Refreshing ‘Ologists lecture series, featuring scientists presenting their work in the region.
During the summer (roughly July through September), Refreshing ‘Ologists lectures happen on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore gallery. Presentations last about one hour and include light refreshments.
Come hear from the researchers who are conducting studies in the Mono Basin and the surrounding area on topics like hydrology, wildlife, birds, climate change, and more. We have hosted more than 40 lectures since 2010.
From Mono Lake to Mar Chiquita: How Are the Phalaropes Faring in the 21st Century? Ryan Carle, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge Conservation Coordinator
Assessing Climate Vulnerability in the Highest-Elevation Breeding Birds on the Continent: North America’s Rosy-Finches, Tim Brown, UC Santa Cruz PhD candidate
From Chemistry to Community: Sage-Grouse Conservation Across the Sagebrush Sea, Eric Tymstra, UC Davis PhD candidate
Extent of the Last Glacial Maximum (Tioga) Glaciation in Yosemite and the Mono Basin, Greg Stock, Yosemite National Park geologist
Water From Rock: Rock Glaciers as Un(der)-Explored Hydrologic Reservoirs and Climate Refugia, Connie Millar, US Forest Service Senior Scientist
Dry Snow/Wet Snow Recipes for Unusual Avalanches: Avalanche Forecasting Challenges in a Changing Climate, Sue Burak, snow scientist and avalanche forecaster
Shades of the Sierra Nevada Rain Shadow, Benjamin Hatchett, Desert Research Institute
History, Water, and the Surprising Persistence of the Devils Hole Pupfish, Kevin C. Brown, PhD, environmental historian
Mono Basin Fisheries Project, Ross Taylor, State Water Board-appointed Lead Fisheries Scientist
A New Detection of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox, Brian Hatfield, California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Carnivore Research and Management in the Eastern Sierra, Jonathan Fusaro, California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Bat Activity in the Poopenaut Valley: Pattern and Process Related to Drought, Flood, & Fire, Breeanne Jackson, Yosemite National Park wildlife biologist
Science is the foundation of Mono Lake’s protection
Ever since the Mono Lake Committee’s founders conducted the first ecological study of Mono Lake in 1976, scientific research has provided ecosystem and landscape knowledge that is the foundation of Mono Lake’s protection. The Committee is proud to host this lecture series to continue the tradition of scientific inquiry in the Mono Basin.
Top photo by Sara Matthews.