We hope to see you at our next Hawaii Science Cafe meeting at our new location:

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th St)
Tuesday January 15th
Social/Dinner Hour from 6 pm: Talk starts 7 pm

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura's liquor store is right across the street.

Everybody welcome: no admission charge



Our speaker is Dr David Beilman from the UH Geography Department.

David is Canadian, got his PhD at UCLA and worked at Queen's Universit Belfast before joining UH.

The title of his talk is


'Dead mammoths, warm climates, big carbon'




The rapid extinction of once-abundant Pleistocene megafauna, including the Arctic woolly mammoth, has long puzzled scientists. A new and unprecedentedly-large georeferenced database of radiocarbon-dated evidence suggests that mammoths were abundant, along with humans, in the warmer open habitat of Marine Isotope Stage 3 between 45 and 30 thousand years ago. Evidence suggests that, for the woolly mammoth, extinction was not due to a single cause, but followed a long trajectory affected by multiple pressures including changes in climate and habitat as well as humans.


Hawaii Science Cafe is supported by the Hawaii Academy of Science, Sigma XI, American Chemical Society and ARCS.