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.