Lectures & Public Talks

Public Talks


  • “A Century Beyond John Muir”
    January 23, 2015
    7 to 8:30pm
    Topanga Library

  • “A Century Beyond John Muir: A New Vision for Parks in California”
    February 2, 2015
    Beverly Hills Rotary Club

  • “After the Aqueduct”
    March 14, 2015
    2 to 4pm
    LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)


    • Environmental Funders and Media Forum, California Endowment, Los Angeles, December 2014
    • “Urban Nature Isn’t What You Think,” Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, October 2014
    • “Mapping and Making California’s Water,” Macro City, San Francisco, May 2014
    • “In Conversation with Governor Jerry Brown,” Stanford University, June 2014
    • “It’s In Our Nature,” University of California, Los Angeles, April 2014
    • “Inside the Literary Magazine,” Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 2014
    • “Architecture, Identity, and the City of Angeles,” Tales from Two Cities: Writing from California, Los Angeles, February 2014. Video
    • “A Place for Us: Reimagining and Reclaiming,” Long Beach, November 2013
    • “How Climate Science Became a Debate in America,” Los Angeles, October 2013
    • “Curating the Bay: Crowdsourcing a New Environmental History,” San Francisco, May 2013
    • “Should We Just Adapt to Climate Change?” Los Angeles, CA, February 2013
      Report | Video | Podcast
    • “Thinking 150: Placing Boise in the American West,” Boise, ID, February 2013
    • “Ecological Urbanisms: Our Shared History of Conservation Is an Infinite City of Possibilities for the Future,” Bay Area Open Space Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.
    • “Nature and the City: What Good Is Urban Conservation?” New York Academy of Sciences, April 2012.
    • “History Lives Here and Now: On the Bleeding Edge of Digital Research, Online Publishing, Interactive Visualizations, and Public History,” University of New Mexico, April 2012.
    • “Assessing Value: Lessons from the Arts and Social Sciences,” Western States Arts Federation, April 2012.
    • “Going to the Country,” Aspen Environment Forum, May 2011.
    • “Ecology Emerges Series,” San Francisco and Oakland, March – May 2010.
    • “How Green?” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, Annual Meeting, Boise, ID, June 2007.
    • “From the Tide Pool to the Stars,” Saratoga Club, January 2005; California Science Writers, San Francisco, CA, December 2004; Commonwealth Club, September 2004; City Read 2004, Danville, CA, September 2004; National Steinbeck Center, August 2004.