What kinds of conservation challenges do migratory big-game animals face?
The lectures, which are intended to educate the public about sometimes complicated subjects, use plain language and feature explanations that don’t require a scientific background to understand.
Past lectures have covered everything from the battle against Asian carp, an invasive species in the United States, to scientists’ attempts to reconstruct the world of the late Pliocene epoch 3 million years ago and use it to understand modern climate. Information also is available on earthquakes, mining and mapping.
The monthly talks are offered virtually using Microsoft Teams. On Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Pacific time, USGS research statistician Manuela Huso will present “Blowing in the Wind: Science to Help Understand and Help Reduce Wildlife Impacts From Wind Energy,” about the wind industry and recent efforts to understand, and reduce, wind turbines’ effects on animals.