Conserving the San Francisco Bay-Delta
Fellowships / Research

Conserving the San Francisco Bay-Delta

The Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program, in partnership with NOAA’s California Sea Grant, recently awarded 10 new Delta Science Fellowships to study priority issues for implementing the council’s long-term management plan for the San Francisco Bay-Delta. Project summaries for the 2013 Delta Science Fellows are listed and described below. How hydrologic and geomorphological processes … Continue reading »

Study: Native oysters in SF Bay
Fellowships / Research / Sea Grant News

Study: Native oysters in SF Bay

Andrew Chang, a 2009 Delta Science Fellowship recipient, is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. He studies sessile bottom-dwelling invertebrates, such as bivalves, and “squishy things,” such as tunicates and bryozoans. His work focuses on understanding how ecological communities are assembled and affected by … 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 »