USGS evening lecture examines how humans changed erosion in Hawaii

by Contributed Content on January 25, 2016

Jonathon Stock, research geologist and Director of the USGS Innovation Center will be presenting a free evening public lecture on January 28 titled The Last Land: How humans changed erosion in Hawaii. Among topics covered:

  • Hawaii is one of the last habitable places on Earth reached by humans.
  • From first Hawaiian arrivals c. 1000-1200 A.D. to now, humans have accelerated erosion.
  • Dirty water threatens the economic and social assets of the islands.
  • Mapping, monitoring and modeling (M3) can focus cost-effective mitigation.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm and take place in the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park.


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