More than 250 seminars, 1,150 attendees, hot-button topics ranging from climate change and fish feminization to pesticides and water quality, plus Sizzle, a global warming mockumentary, added up to a rousing success for the 5th Biennial CALFED Science Conference. One highlight was scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson’s “Don’t be SUCH a Scientist” talk which offered ways on how to communicate science to a broader audience.
His first tip? 1. Don’t be so cerebral.
The CALFED Science Fellows program funds postdoctoral and graduate researchers to work with community and scientific mentors on targeted CALFED program research priorities, including collaborative data analysis and Bay-Delta projects.
This month, Science News spotlights Fellow Walter N. Heady, winner of the science conference student oral presentation for his talk on the movement and survival of steelhead trout in the Mokelumne River.
The 2009 Proposal Solicitation Package for up to $8 million in research grants will be released this month!
The SBDS 2008 report is still available.
Dr. Samuel N. Luoma, a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, the first Lead Scientist of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and the winner of the recent inaugural Brown-Nichols Science Award, has been dubbed a “rock star” among his peers.
It’s easy to see why.
Why does it matter if male fish become feminized?
Latest online journal issue now available.