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

Junior Specialist - Job Opportunity

The Center for Watershed Sciences is hiring a Junior Specialist who will focus on studies of abiotic and biotic conditions that affect the ecology of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms in estuaries. Interested applicants can apply from 06/13/19 – 07/13/19 for full consideration for this position. More details are available here.

Assistant Specialist - Job Opportunity

The Center for Watershed Sciences is hiring an Assistant Specialist to assist with salmon otolith and eye lens isotope projects in California to quantify critical rearing habitats for salmon viability. The position is full time for one year starting approximately 8/1/2019 with the possibility for extension. Application closes Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm. Please see the posting here for further details.

Geospatial Junior Specialist - Job Opportunity - CLOSED

The Center for Watershed Sciences is hiring a Junior Specialist to assist with geospatial research projects in California. The position is full time, from 2/1/2019 to 1/30/2020 with the possibility for extension. Application closes January 6th, 2019. Please see the attached posting for further details. Additional questions about this position should be directed to Ann Willis (awillis@ucdavis.edu) or Sarah Yarnell (smyarnell@ucdavis.edu).


Women for Water Research make waves in the Trans Tahoe Relay swim Women Swimming for Science: UC Davis Students and Professors Participate in Trans Tahoe Swim

Six UC Davis affiliated students, scientists, and professors will swim in the 42nd Annual Trans Tahoe Relay to raise awareness of watershed protection and water research. For the second year in a row, the Women for Water Research team will be swimming the 10-mile stretch for the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and Center for Watershed Sciences (CWS). TERC’s discoveries and methods are used to support policy decisions at Lake Tahoe and to help aid research efforts at other lakes around the world.

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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...

Featured Publication

Authors: S.E. Null; J. Medellín-Azuara; A. Escriva-Bou; M. Lent; J.R. Lund
Journal Article 2014