Projects Worked On
The Arc project is designed to study how land forms in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta interact with freshwater inputs and tides to create habitat favored by native fishes. The investigation focuses on regions in the North Delta where fish surveys have shown relatively high populations of native fishes - regions including Suisun Marsh, the flooded Sherman Island and the Cache and Lindsey sloughs. The areas together form an arc, inspiring the project name "North Delta Arc of Native Fishes."
The Blacklock Fish Study focused on gaining a better understanding of how managed wetlands compare with restored tidal wetlands. This project collected and compared data on the distribution and abundance of fishes between three key locations: subtidal sloughs, restored tidal wetlands, and managed wetlands.
The aim of the Complete Marsh Project is to understand the effects of hydrogeomorphology on estuarine food and juvenile fish distribution.
For over 35 years, this project has monitored abiotic and biotic conditions in tidal wetlands, making it the longest established study in Suisun Marsh. The long-term data collected has enabled numerous studies and will continue to support research on the ecology and conservation of Suisun Marsh fishes, as well as the effects of Marsh restoration and management, and climate change.
The focus of the Striped Bass project is to update understanding on striped bass demographics in the San Francisco Estuary and compare data with populations on the Atlantic Coast and elsewhere. The study will rely on existing and new research, including radio-tagging and stable isotope analysis.
This project involves the development of an online resource for the purpose of efficient identification of zooplankton samples for other UCD research endeavors such as the ARC Project, the Suisun Ponds Project, and the Complete Marsh Project.
This project involves the development of a web application to visualize Dylan Stompe’s San Francisco Estuary integrated data set collected from fourteen surveys from multiple agencies. The SFE data visualizer can quickly plot data from any of the surveys and be used as an analytical tool for future research endeavors in the SFE.