CALFED Science Program Brown Bag Seminars

One of the goals of the CALFED Bay-Delta Science Program is to provide authoritative and unbiased descriptions of scientific knowledge. One of the ways that this can be accomplished is by holding Seminars and Discussions on topics of importance to the region. The Brown Bag Seminars are informal gatherings focused on conveying important regional information to Agency Staff, Stakeholders, and the General Public.

CALFED Brown Bag Seminars

Lead Scientist, Michael Healey Brown Bag Presentation: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To Adaptive Management

"With Apologies to Doug Adams...This talk used some of the ideas from Doug Adams' series of radio shows and books starting with 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' to provide a humorous touch to the otherwise dry topic of Adaptive Management. Although I explained this when I introduced the talk, it may not be apparent to someone who simply looks at the power point slides (unless that person is a fan of Adams' work). If something looks strange in this set of slides it is probably because it comes from H2G2." Mike Healey

Lead Scientist Candidate Seminars:

The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is conducting a search for a lead scientist to replace Dr. Michael Healey when his term expires at the end of the year. The Independent Science Board (ISB) recruited four lead scientist candidates that will be interviewed by a selection panel consisting of agency, stakeholder, and ISB representatives during October and November. Each candidate will present a noon Brown Bag Seminar to the public and will meet with the selection panel and CALFED staff.

Candidate Seminars:

  • Dr. Mark Bain, Cornell University - Oct 1
  • Dr. James T. (Tim) Hollibaugh, University of Georgia - Oct 9
  • Dr. Nicholas Clesceri, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Emeritus) - Oct 22
  • Dr. Clifford Dahm, University of New Mexico - Nov 2

Seminar Supporting Documents

Dr. Mark Bain

Dr. James T. (Tim) Hollibaugh

Dr. Nicholas Clesceri

Dr. Clifford Dahm