The next presentation of the Fall '08 Sacramento State STEM Public Lecture Series will take place on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm in the University Union Redwood Room. The title of the talk is "Where are the fish?!" presented by Dr. Timothy Horner from the Department of Geology at Sacramento State.
Dr. Horner will address how changes which have occurred over the past 150 years on the American River have decreased salmon and steelhead populations. These declining fish populations have been linked to any number of conditions including global warming, ocean conditions, commercial or recreational fishing, delta water demands, sediment input, water diversions, water quality, dams and water releases. Dr. Horner has a few ideas of his own and will talk about possible stresses to American River fish as well as future restoration strategies.
For more information, please visit the Center for STEM Excellence website at www.csus.edu/stem. Here you will find directions and parking information on the "virtual postcard." Questions can be directed to Sharon Puricelli, STEM Center Coordinator, at or Dr. V. Scott Gordon, STEM Center Marketing Subcommittee Chair, at .