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September CreekSpeak: Fish & Flora in a Mediterranean Climate
Join Putah Creek Council's fifth CreekSpeak talk of 2019 on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
The Putah-Cache Creek watersheds exist in a Mediterranean climate - a climate characterized by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. This variability in precipitation and seasonal temperature extremes presents challenges for the plants and animals, especially fish, that live in the region. In response to the pressures of drought/flood cycles and temperature shifts, organisms have developed an array of unique adaptations to help them survive. Join us at this event to hear from two local experts - Prof. Valerie Eviner and Dr. Matthew Young - on how these challenges influence local fish and flora diversity.
Valerie Eviner is a Professor of Ecosystem Management and Restoration in the Plant Sciences Department at UC Davis. Her research focuses on understanding how natural ecosystems and communities function, and then applying this understanding to restoration and management of plants and ecosystem services in changing environmental conditions. Matthew Young is a fish biologist with the United States Geological Survey. His research primarily focuses on the biology and ecology of native fishes throughout California, with a focus on understanding interactions between native and non-native species and their environment.
The presentation begins at 7pm at the Davis Branch Library Blanchard Room (315 E. 14th Street, Davis).
The talks alternate between Davis and Winters on the third Thursday of the month*. Additional talks in 2019 will include: