California Cave Life Symposium
Now you can download these educational talks from the Symposium. The symposium was April 28, 2018, at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.
A series of 9 slide talks by William R. Elliott, Shannon Bennett, Geo Graening, Darrell Ubick, Rolf Aalbu, Jean Krejca/Steve Taylor, D. Craig Rudolph, Tom Rickman and Barb Andrews. With a book signing and panel discussion by the authors present, Bruce Rogers, and Joel Despain.
These slide talks were produced with images and sound tracks, and are copyrighted, ©2018, by William R. Elliott, the speakers, and photographers. These slide shows are intended for free educational use. No re-use for sale or reformatting is allowed without written permission from William R. Elliott, representative of all speakers.
Thanks to all the speakers, panelists, and photographers: Rolf Aalbu, Kym Abrams, Jessica Blois, Peter Bosted, Dave Bunnell, Stan Cunningham, Joel Despain, William R. Elliott, Marshal Hedin, Jean Krejca, Joel M. Ledford, Gary Nafis, D. Craig Rudolph, and Steven J. Taylor.
Below, in chronological order, are links to PowerPoint files (.pptx) and matching video files (.wmv) of the recorded talks with embedded sound tracks. The PowerPoint files are more compact but only play in PowerPoint if one follows the Note below.
Note: When you download and then open a PowerPoint file, PowerPoint may give you a “Protected View” with a yellow ribbon near the top of the screen. It says “This file originated from an Internet location and might be unsafe.” Just ignore that, click “Enable Editing”, then go to Slide Show, and click “Play from Beginning”. If you do not enable editing, the slides will advance automatically, but the embedded sound track will not play.
The video version of each talk (.wmv) will show on most computers in your favorite media player. Download the files you want and play them. One can pause, rewind, and fast forward these video files. (Sorry, no streaming video is available on this website.)
1 intro.pptx 14 MB, 7:59 (7 mins. 59 secs.). A PowerPoint slide show. Dr. Shannon Bennett and Dr. William R. Elliott introduce the symposium.
1 intro.wmv 47 MB, 7:59, video format. Download it and play it on your own computer or at a meeting.
2 Graening intro.pptx 26 MB Dr. Geo Graening, Introducing The Cave Fauna of California. A concise history of California cave studies and cave life.
2 Graening intro.wmv 165 MB, 29:55
3 Ubick arachnids.pptx 97 MB CAS arachnologist Darrell Ubick, Cave Arachnids of California.
3 Ubick arachnids.wmv 166 MB, 30:27
4 Aalbu beetles.pptx 69 MB Dr. Rolf Aalbu, Beetles and Caves: Adaptations, unusual California fauna.
4 Aalbu beetles.wmv 172 MB, 25:28
5 Krejca studies.pptx 57 MB Dr. Jean Krejca and Dr. Steve Taylor, Cave Biology Studies and Photography at National Parks.
Jean shares some of her macrophotography skills.
5 Krejca studies.wmv 137 MB, 25:16
6 Rudolph Conservation.pptx 99 MB Dr. D. Craig Rudolph, The Cave Fauna of California and Conservation: The New Melones Connection.
Craig recounts the New Melones Dam project in the mid-1970s and how that led to a series of field studies and
increased knowledge of California cave life.
6 Rudolph Conservation.wmv 231 MB, 33:15
7 Elliott biogeography.pptx 51 MB Dr. William R. (Bill) Elliott, California Cave Biogeography and Biodiversity.
7 Elliott biogeography.wmv 213 MB, 37:44
8 Rickman Andrews Lassen NF.pptx 35 MB Tom Rickman, Development of a Cave Inventory Program on the Lassen National Forest. Barb Andrews, the tie-in the the California
Academy of Sciences.
8 Rickman Andrews Lassen NF.wmv 77 MB, 13:14
9 panel.pptx 32 MB The authors sign books, then are joined by guest experts, Bruce Rogers and Joel Despain, to answer questions from the audience.
9 panel.wmv 232 MB, 35:08
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