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Ice Dams, Lake Ahtna and the Evolution of Salmon

7:00 pm, Tuesday December 3, 2013


Published August 08, 2014

Professor, Author and MacArthur Fellow David Montgomery will present glacial ice dams, Glacial Lake Ahtna, prehistoric mega-floods and their role in the evolution of salmon and other species at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Recital Hall (directions). This event is sponsored by: Sea Grant, the Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Partnership and Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust.

Professior Montgomery studies the evolution of topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He received his B.S. in geology at Stanford University (1984) and his Ph.D. in geomorphology from UC Berkeley (1991). His published work includes studies of the evolution and near-extirpation of salmon, fluvial and hillslope processes in mountain drainage basins, the evolution of mountain ranges (Cascades, Andes, and Himalaya), and the analysis of digital topography. Current research includes field projects in the Philippines, eastern Tibet, and the Pacific Northwest of North America.


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