Evaluation of declines of pelagic organisms in the upper San Francisco Estuary

Principal Investigators:

Erica Fleishman

Abundance indices of four important pelagic fishes in the upper San Francisco Estuary (the low-salinity regions of the San Francisco Bay-Delta and Suisun Bay)-delta smelt, juvenile striped pass, longfin smelt, and delta shad-have been declining since 2001. Delta smelt is an endemic species listed as threatened under both the California and United States Endangered Species acts. Protection of delta smelt often determines water management actions in the estuary, affecting more than 22 million people in California and a multibillion dollar agricultural... more

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TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Fleishman, Erica. 2008. Application of synthetic science to pelagic organism declines in the San Francisco Estuary. California Water Law, Continuing Legal Education Conference, Pasadena, California, 2008. Pasadena, California.
Presentations Fleishman, Erica. 2008. New insights from old data. Interagency Ecological Program Annual Workshop, Pacific Grove, California.
Presentations Mac Nally, Ralph; Thomson, Jim R. 2008. Pelagic organism decline in the San Francisco Estuary: Use of multivariate autoregressive analysis to identify potential causes. Ecological Society of Australia, Sydney.
Report or White Paper Stoms, David M. 2008. Changes in land use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta region since 1990.
"Evaluation of declines of pelagic organisms in the upper San Francisco Estuary" is project ID: 12122