UC Merced professor to speak on San Joaquin River

Thomas Harmon, professor of engineering at UC Merced, will speak at the Challenger Learning Center at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Einstein Room of Castle Challenger Science and Technology Center.

Harmon’s topic will be whole stream metabolism as a beacon for change in aquatic ecosystems: results from studies on the San Joaquin River Basin.

The studies are on monitoring the flow and water properties of the San Joaquin River and can provide a means of assessing effects of natural and man-made disturbances on the aquatic ecosystem.

-- Carol Reiter