Wetland carbon budgets
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Wetland carbon budgets

Gavin McNicol, a Berkeley doctoral student and Delta Science Fellow, wants to quantify the carbon-credit value of restoring wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta. His starting point is the “red” side of the carbon budget ledger – the well-known fact that wetlands, besides sequestering carbon through plant growth and peat formation, can also produce methane, … Continue reading

Pesticides affecting fish
Fellowships / Sea Grant News

Pesticides affecting fish

Rigorous science is accumulating evidence that pesticides and herbicides in agricultural runoff are causing abnormalities in fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Even low levels of these compounds, because they mimic fish hormones, may be contributing to population declines of some of the region’s sensitive fish species. “Man-made chemicals are in our water, and they … Continue reading