Category Archive: Science

Dec 19 2014

Matt Nobriga: The utilization of tidal marshes by fishes of the Upper San Francisco Estuary

At the 2014 Bay Delta Science Conference,  Matt Nobriga, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gave this presentation on how fish utilize tidal marshes in the Delta.  He began by noting that the despite a lot of research over the past decades, there is still much uncertainty regarding tidal marsh restoration. …

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Dec 18 2014

Science news and reports: Endangered turtles, invasive loaches, water projects review, farm flood flows, visualizing data, water and the Roman Empire and more …

In science news this week, Ecologists save endangered turtles weakened by drought, Invasive loach on the loose in the Central Valley, 2014 Annual Review of Implementation of Long-term Operations Biological Opinions’ Reasonable and Prudent Alternative Actions, Paper: ‘Implications of Using On-Farm Flood Flow Capture To Recharge Groundwater and Mitigate Flood Risks Along the Kings River, …

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Dec 18 2014

Dr. Peter Moyle: Novel Ecosystems of the Suisun Marsh and the Delta – A New Reality

The Delta of our modern times bears little resemblance to its historical self, a mix of native and non-native species existing in an environment that has been long been sculpted to suit society’s purposes.  Dr. Peter Moyle, Associate Director for UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and professor with the Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology …

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Dec 18 2014

The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science journal now available

The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science journal is now available.  In this month’s issue: Dispersion Mechanisms of a Tidal River Junction in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, California, authored by: Karla T. Gleichauf, Philip J. Wolfram, Nancy E. Monsen, Oliver B. Fringer, and Stephen G. Monismith Physically Based Modeling of …

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Dec 17 2014

Environmental Data Summit: Accessing information that informs decision making

Data, believe it or not, are critical in our lives and influence a broad range of decisions from personal through global significance. The management and use of environmental data, to support science and policy, is not a simple once size fits all issue. From a small data set characterizing the type and number of fish …

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Dec 11 2014

Science news and reports: Stanford geophysicist maps saltwater threat to California aquifers, balancing beavers and salmon, Tehama Dam removal, South Bay salt ponds, Stanislaus River restoration, “Shocking” discovery on the San Joaquin, El Nino and more …

In science news this week, Stanford geophysicist maps saltwater threat to California aquifers, The Scott River: A balance of beaver and salmon, Dam Removal in Tehama County Helps Landowner and Fish, In the South Bay Salt Ponds, Better Science Through Fishing, New Video Highlights Stanislaus River Restoration, “Shocking” Discovery on the San Joaquin River, Wetlands …

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Dec 04 2014

Science news and reports: Saving amphibians, salt marsh restoration, tubeworm forest, fun with El Nino statistics, and more …

In science news this week, Saving sensitive amphibians in Santa Cruz County; Pier 94: By the People, For the Birds; Tubeworm forest; Aggressive conifer removal benefits Sierra aspen, Fun with statistics: El Nino and California rainfall, Modeling the past to understand the future of a stronger El Niño, Hyacinth woes: From a gift to a …

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Dec 03 2014

Chris Enright: Direct and Indirect Effects of Large-Scale Restoration and Implications for Science and Management

Chris Enright began by saying that the title was quite a large topic, so he would be concentrating on physical processes to make larger points centered around tidal energy. “Tidal energy really is the primary driver down in the estuary,” he said. “Tidal energy starts a cascade of physical processes that affects and controls tidal …

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Dec 02 2014

Bruce Herbold: The Value of Wetlands to Fish

Bruce Herbold began by telling a personal story. “I have some friends in Austria, and the dearest of them, her father, when he retired, took the family’s fortune and retired out into the countryside where he built a very large house,” he said. “And after he’d been living out there for awhile, he died. So …

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Nov 25 2014

Ecosystem Modeling to Support Adaptive Management – Lessons from 40 years of Decision Support for the Great Lakes

Managing large interconnected systems of water bodies presents complex challenges, and model simulations are an essential tool.  For many years, the Great Lakes community has used models to support management of their system.  The complexity of the Bay Delta system presents similar challenges. Adaptive management will be critical, given climate change and other uncertainties.  This …

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Nov 21 2014

A restoration hub for the Delta: Better tools and processes for science-based restoration

Restoration in the Delta has always been challenging, at best. Habitat restoration objectives already number in the tens of thousands of acres, and far more if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan should come to pass. But restoration on a large scale presents many challenges.  The proposed Delta Restoration Hub is an integrative model for planning, implementation, and …

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Nov 20 2014

Science news and reports: USGS Synthesis of studies in the fall low-salinity zone of the San Francisco Estuary, plus aquatic plants, El Nino, big data and more …

Synthesis of studies in the fall low-salinity zone of the San Francisco Estuary, September-December 2011: “In fall 2011, a large-scale investigation (fall low-salinity habitat investigation) was implemented by the Bureau of Reclamation in cooperation with the Interagency Ecological Program to explore hypotheses about the ecological role of low-salinity habitat in the San Francisco Estuary—specifically, hypotheses …

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Nov 20 2014

Delta science vision: Sustainable data integration for the Delta

In June of 2014, the Delta Science Program hosted an Environmental Data Summit, which brought together scientists, managers, and experts to discuss how to increase data and information sharing using new technologies.  A white paper will soon be released, which details the challenges, solutions, and strategies gathered from summit participants. In the first part of …

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Nov 18 2014

Bay Delta Science Conference: The Delta Science Plan and the Interim Science Action Agenda

The Delta Science Plan was completed in 2013 and serves as our framework for building the vision of ‘One Delta, One Science,’ which means an open Delta science community that works together to build a shared state of knowledge with the capacity to adapt and inform current and future water and environmental decisions in the …

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Nov 14 2014

Dr. Stephen Brandt: Habitat quality: A fish’s perspective

The 8th Biennial Bay Delta Science Conference brought together over a thousand scientists, managers, and policy makers to Sacramento to hear the latest advances in scientific information and ideas on water resource management in the Delta, its watershed, and the San Francisco Estuary. As the fifth and final plenary speaker, Delta Independent Science Board member …

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