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Regenerating the Diversity of Life in Soils: Hope for Farming, Ranching and Climate

Dr. David Johnson Molecular Biologist New Mexico State University, and Adjunct Faculty, CSU, Chico Dr. David Johnson is a Molecular Biologist conducting research for the Institute for Sustainable…

From  Jeff Layne on September 13th, 2018 0 likes 3,509 plays 0  

Brewing a Successful Sustainability Program

Cheri Chastain Sustainability Manager Sierra Nevada Brewing Company The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, founded and still headquartered in Chico, is known not only for its award-winning beers, but…

From  Jeff Layne on March 19th, 2018 2 likes 139 plays 0  

Diaspore Dispersal by Wasps of the Genus Vespula

Dr. Dylan Orion Burge University of California Los Angeles Dr. Burge describes how he stumbled on to an odd behavior of Vespula wasps. He collected calycanthus seeds in Northern California and…

From  Jeff Layne on May 9th, 2017 0 likes 111 plays 0  

A Mindset for Change

Anya Fernald CEO, Belcampo and Founder, Food Craft Institute Anya Fernald has combined her expertise in craft food making and business management into a force for change in California and around…

From  Jeff Layne on October 30th, 2016 0 likes 22 plays 0  

The California Phenology Project: Linking Plant Phenology to Climate Change through Citizen Science

Dr. Liz Matthews Post-Doctoral Scientist, UC Santa Barbara The subtitle of this presentation is “Linking plant phenology to climate change through Citizen Science.” Phenology is the…

From  Jeff Layne on October 4th, 2016 0 likes 29 plays 0  

Restoring a Diverse Forest Understory Plant Community with Variable-density Thinning

Dr. Eric Knapp United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Pacific Southwest Research Station Dr. Knapp explains the importance of the forest understory – that is, the plants on the…

From  Jeff Layne on October 4th, 2016 0 likes 35 plays 0  

Divergent Antiherbivore Syndromes in the Tarweeds

Dr. Billy A Krimmel PERT Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona Dr. Billy Krimmel studies how plants maximize their fitness using resistance techniques by focusing…

From  Jeff Layne on October 4th, 2016 0 likes 69 plays 0  

Bring Back the Pollinators

Jessa Guisse MS, CSU, Chico The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation The importance of conserving pollinators is underscored by the fact that the value of pollinator-dependent crops in…

From  Jeff Layne on October 4th, 2016 0 likes 28 plays 0  

The Archaeology of Antigua and Barbuda

Dr. Reg Murphy Dr. Murphy lives and works on the Caribbean island of Antigua, located approximately 300 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. In this presentation he shows artifacts, many of them quite…

From  Jeff Layne on September 15th, 2016 0 likes 80 plays 0