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Ever wonder how Earth materials and processes directly impact the distribution and health of living organisms? Academy geologist Jean DeMouthe presents a richly illustrated lecture on the nature of geologic materials and how they affect living things. She provides examples of how geologic processes affect ecosystems, from a tiny spring on a hillside to a big explosive volcanic eruption. Hear about the minerals, rocks, and soil that provide nutrients as well as substrate on and in which plants and animals live. Learn about how geological factors can produce chemical or physical barriers that affect what can and cannot live in a particular area. The talk wraps up with a discussion of how the Academy's geologic collections provide insight into and history of biodiversity and evolution.
Luiz Rocha talks about some of the negative impacts on sea life.
Luiz Rocha talks about education and research at the California Academy of Sciences.
Academy researcher Luiz Rocha talks about his work studying fish and learning about species diversity and distribution.
The California Academy of Sciences is partnering with iNaturalist to enlist an army of citizen scientists working toward conservation efforts.