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SDAG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Location: Catalina Room (southern end of MVCC)
Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109


Directions:
FROM INTERSTATE 5: Take the SEA WORLD DRIVE exit. From SEA WORLD DRIVE, take WEST MISSION BAY DRIVE on your right. When you see the large green sign that says QUIVIRA ROAD, get in the farthest left of the two left turn lanes. Turn left, go one very short block and turn left again. Drive about one half mile and MARINA VILLAGE will be on your right.

FROM INTERSTATE 8:Exit at SPORTS ARENA BLVD., then take WEST MISSION BAY DRIVE exit to the right. You will be on INGRAHAM STREET for a short distance from which you will take the next exit marked WEST MISSION BAY DRIVE on your right. When you see the large green sign that says QUIVIRA ROAD, get in the farthest left of the two left turn lanes. Turn left, go one very short block and turn left again. Drive about 1/2 mile and MARINA VILLAGE will be on your right.

happy hour
5:30pm -
Social hour  
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Menu: Traditional Buffet - Roast Beef/Chicken/Scalloped potatoes Vegetables, Cash Bar (Walawender Tavern)
dinner
6:30pm -
Dinner


Cost: $30.00 for non-members, $25.00 for members, $15.00 for students. if pre-registered by the deadline, $5 extra if you did not make a reservation. Click the SDAG member checkbox on the reservation form if you are a member.

Reservations: Make your reservation online by clicking the button below no later than NOON, Monday, January 8. RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER Monday at noon. Late reservations/cancellations are preferred over walk-ins or no-shows. Fees payable at the meeting or pre-pay with PayPal.
As a new payment option, there will be a phone credit card reader at the meeting.

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speaker
7:30pm -
Program

Speaker: Barry Keller PhD PG CHG

"Geologic and Climate Factors Affecting Fish Speciation, Lauca River, South American Altiplano"

Abstract: The South America Altiplano is a flat, internally drained area at 3500 m elevation and higher. In late Pleistocene, large lakes filled much of the area, but have since dried, leaving isolated lakes and playas. Endemic fish species, particularly the killifish Orestias, have been isolated during this drying and due to geologic influences, and have developed into new species. Lauca River drains the highest part of this area, with headwaters on the flank of Parinacota Volcano (6342 m). A catastrophic collapse of Parinacota at 8.8 Ka formed avalanche deposits that fragmented a previously existing lake into separated surface water bodies, connected by groundwater, in which new species have developed.

Barry Keller was born in Mission Beach, where he now lives, but in between has lived in parts of greater Los Angeles, western Washington, Santa Barbara, France, and Chile. He has a BS from Caltech, MS from University of Washington, and PhD from UC Santa Barbara, the later two in marine geophysics. He has worked for the past few decades as an environmental geologist and hydrogeologist,, including studies of sediment transport and coastal processes, mainly in California and Chile, where he was right on top of the 27 Feb 2010 M=8.8 "Offshore BioBio" earthquake (rated 6th largest in history by USGS). He has participated in various studies in the Atacama Desert, including a recent project in the Altiplano with limnologists regarding the survival and rapid speciation (evolution) of small indigenous fish, the subject of his SDAG presentation.

Upcoming SDAG meetings - 2018

2nd WednesdayJanuary 10: Barry Keller Geologic and Climate Factors Affecting Fish Speciation, Lauca River, S. America.

February 21: Chuck Houser

March 21: Pat Abbott

April 18: TBD

Meetings are usually scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Meeting information on this website is normally updated the second week of the month.

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