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Conservation Lecture Series Presents:
  • October 28, 2019
CNDDB Looks at 40: The Past, Present, and Future of the California Natural Diversity Database; Collage of plants, animals, a map of CNDDB data, and Misty Nelson

Presented by: Misty Nelson

CNDDB Lead Scientist Misty Nelson will present an overview of the rich history of the California Natural Diversity Database program, highlighting milestones and accomplishments from the past forty years. She will also examine some of the challenges associated with managing data for the most biodiverse state in the U.S., and will discuss upcoming changes and opportunities to keep the program relevant and regarded for decades to come.

Born and raised in the mountains of western Montana, Misty Nelson spent the first 20 years of her career as an itinerant biologist, working on research projects studying a wide range of species, from small mammals to large whales. She earned her M.S. from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, where she studied the acoustic behavior of red grouper in the Gulf of Mexico, and spent several years working with the National Park Service on noise and light pollution issues. In 2015, she joined CDFW on a limited-term assignment to lead a large-scale biodiversity and terrestrial drought stressor monitoring project, and has served as the CNDDB Lead Scientist since December 2017.

Date: Monday, November 4th Science Institute logo
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: First floor auditorium, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento (and via Skype)
Register to view online or in-person
Questions? Contact: Whitney Albright

Categories: Education and Awareness


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