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Dedicated to independent, problem-solving research on California’s critical water issues

UC Davis Watershed Scientists Support Social Justice in Ecuador

A coalition of Dulcepamba residents and their supporters contacted researchers from the Center for Watershed Sciences (CWS) at the University of California, Davis and asked them to complete a forensic analysis of the March 2015 flood and model the hydrology of the watershed. The UC Davis researchers developed (1) a hydrologic model of Dulcepamba basin; and (2) a hydraulic model to assess hydraulic and geomorphic processes associated with the March 2015 flood.

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Save the Date! UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference April 27-28

Every year hundreds of undergraduate students at UC Davis share their original work with their professors, peers, community, and families at the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference. For 29 years, our students have compiled the new knowledge they have acquired—with faculty mentorship—into short presentations, dynamic posters, and rich objects that they then share with others. We have one of the largest of these forums in the country.

Species in the Spotlight: Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

The Sacramento River Winter-Run salmon is one of NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight. The study showed salmon used these habitats. In total, the researchers found evidence that the winter-run juvenile salmon were using some combination of Battle, Deer, Mill and Antelope creeks in the northern Central Valley, as well as the Feather and American rivers further south, and the Delta at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers."

Congrats to Ann Willis the newest John Muir Institute Fellow!

Article originally written by Lisa Howard and published by UC Davis Office of Ressearch Nov 8, 2017. The John Muir Institute of the Environment at University of California, Davis, is pleased to announce the selection of six UC Davis experts for its inaugural class of fellows.

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Featured Project

Suisun Marsh

Suisun Marsh is the largest estuarine tidal marsh on the West Coast and a critical part of San Francisco Estuary. Peter Moyle has led a monthly sampling program for fish and invertebrates for more than three decades, using trawls and seines. This program is one of the standard...

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Authors: A.L. Nichols; R.A. Lusardi; A.D. Willis
Report 2017