Science Distilled - August 17, 2016

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Science Distilled, a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere.

Fish tales: The monsters and the minis

From the world’s largest fish to some of the smallest and most rare, join Science Distilled to traverse freshwater streams and rare ecosystems with Zeb Hogan, host of National Geographic’s “Monster Fish,” and Mark Hausner, hydrogeologist at Devils Hole. Learn about the lives of celebrity scientists and the grit needed to study species of great public interest.

  • Mark B. Hausner — Postdoctoral Fellow, Hydrogeology, DRI
  • The Devils Hole pupfish is an enigmatic, endangered species that occurs solely in Devils Hole, a water-filled fracture in the Southern Nevada Mojave Desert. Mark Hausner will talk about the impacts – both direct and indirect – of more than 40 years of development on this species and its delicate habitat.
  • Dr. Zeb Hogan — Research Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Freshwater ecosystems around the world support numerous unique species of fish and hundreds of millions of people. Zeb Hogan leads a multi-year effort to document the 30+ species of giant freshwater fish and the increasingly fragile habitats they call home.

Screenshot 2016 05 18 12.13.44NOVA Science Cafés are events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Science Cafés represent a grassroots movement. They exist all over the world and can vary from place to place. Venues range from a local library or coffee house to a neighborhood bar. Even the names of Science Cafés vary, including Science on Tap, Science Pub, Ask a Scientist, and Café Sci.