Wednesday, August 13, 2014; Noon to 1 PM
Audrey Smith, Emily Phillips, & Maria Musgrave
Many people do not realize that in addition to the typical mission-critical research conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory, maintaining a healthy, well-rounded local ecosystem is also one of the Lab’s top priorities. Los Alamos’ wetlands support unique biodiversity and supply a number of species with vital sources of water.
Through the Wetland Wildlife Camera Project and the Avian Nestbox Network, Laboratory researchers have been monitoring the local bird and wildlife population’s feeding habits, reproductive success, nestling sex ratios, immunological changes, physical changes in eggs, and parasite loads in order to evaluate the effects of Lab operations and other environmental stressors.
In this talk, three undergraduate students assigned for the summer to the Environmental Stewardship Services group will discuss the results of their work including what these monitoring systems are telling us about our effects on local wetlands and wildlife.
Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch and join us for this special presentation.
Watch these past lectures on YouTube:
Links will be posted as soon as the video is available.
- Terry Hawkins: Maintaining Nuclear Stability Through Times of Transition
- Tanmoy Bhattacharya: Genetics in the Era of Big Data
- Shawn Starkenburg: Leveraging Algae
- Terry C. Wallace, Jr.: National security challenges coming in science and technology
- Eva Rose Balog: What Can We Build Out of Protein?
- Nathan Mara: Building the Iron Man Suit
- Terry Fox: What I Learned from the Trees and Flowers
- Agnes Cousin-Pilleri: Observations from Mars: ChemCam's Visit to Gale Crater
- Peter Curan: Atomic Bomb Photography
- May Neu: Radiochemistry with a Purpose!
- Jen Payne: The Prehistory of the Pajarito Plateau
- Dick Malenfant: Experiments with the Dragon Machine
- Alan Carr: Norris Bradbury Part I
- Alan Carr: Norris Bradbury Part II
- Dan Hooks & Cary Skidmore: 70 Years of Leadership in High Explosives Science
- Paolo Pilleri: What are we made of? A history of the elements in our Universe
- Bruce Masse: The Great Comet of A.D. 1264