Science Distilled, a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere.
Fish tales: The monsters and the minis
From the world’s largest fish to some of the smallest and most rare, join Science Distilled to traverse freshwater streams and rare ecosystems with Zeb Hogan, host of National Geographic’s “Monster Fish,” and Mark Hausner, hydrogeologist at Devils Hole. Learn about the lives of celebrity scientists and the grit needed to study species of great public interest.
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, presentation begins at 7:30pm
Location: IMBÎB Custom Brews, 785 E. 2nd Street, Reno
Mark B. Hausner — Assistant Research Professor, Hydrogeology, DRI
The Devils Hole pupfish is an enigmatic, endangered species that occurs solely in Devils Hole, a water-filled fracture in the Southern Nevada Mojave Desert. Mark Hausner will talk about the impacts – both direct and indirect – of more than 40 years of development on this species and its delicate habitat.
Dr. Zeb Hogan — Research Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Freshwater ecosystems around the world support numerous unique species of fish and hundreds of millions of people. Zeb Hogan leads a multi-year effort to document the 30+ species of giant freshwater fish and the increasingly fragile habitats they call home.