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ScienceFest Lectures at the Bradbury

Sunday, September 7 • 4:00pm–5:00pm

Heavy Lifting in Space: Building the International Space Station
John Phillips, former LANL staff member and NASA astronaut, will relate the construction and operation of the International Space Station, based on his three trips to the orbital outpost.

Tuesday, September 9 • 5:30pm–7:00pm

Climate Impacts and Feedbacks in The Arctic Ecosystems
Frozen soil is thawing across the Arctic, with consequences for the global carbon budget and energy balance that are difficult to predict. The challenge is to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between climate, frozen soil, hydrology and ecology, and to translate new knowledge into better models. Cathy Wilson, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who specializes in hydrology and geomorphology, is working with a diverse multi-lab team to address this challenge.

Wednesday, September 10 • 5:30pm–7:00pm

Accelerating Global Forest Mortality
There is evidence for and against the hypothesis that forest mortality is accelerating and will continue to accelerate due to climate warming.  Nate McDowell, an ecologist at Los Alamos Laboratory who specializes in forest health research, explores this topic in a public lecture.

Thursday, September 11 • 5:30pm–7:00pm

LANL’s Forest Management Plan
To prepare for ongoing climate change impacts to our forests, Los Alamos National Laboratory will employ adaptive management strategies to support mission requirements, security, and operational needs while preserving forest habitat.

Friday, September 12 • 5:30pm–7:00pm

Overview of Recent Climate Change Science Developments and Actions for Resilience
Chick Keller has been on the forefront of climate change science, education and communications for over 20 years. In the beginning he was a lone voice for what is now certain.‘‘We are 95% confident that most of the warming in the past 50 years is due to humans.’’ Chick Keller will explain how we know this, what science has discovered recently, and what we are doing about it.


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