Interactions between the near-coastal ocean and the San Francisco Estuary

Principal Investigators:

Erica Fleishman

The aim of this working group is to identify, analyze, and synthesize existing data on interactions between the near coastal ocean and the San Francisco Estuary with a non-exclusive focus on declining pelagic fishes. Substantial changes in the biological communities of San Francisco Bay may have occurred in response to a state change in the California Current system after 1998. The state change was characterized by increased upwelling, enhanced primary production, and strong southerly flow. These changes in the near coastal ocean were associated... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group8th—12th December 2008Participant List  
Working Group27th April—1st May 2009Participant List  
Working Group22nd—25th September 2009Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Larry R. Brownlrbrown@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS)
James E. Cloernjecloern@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Erica Fleishmanefleishman@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Hershbergerphershberger@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS) Marrowstone Marine Field Station
Kathryn A. Department of Fish and Game
Ricardo D. Lopezlopez.ricardo@epa.govUS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Jay Lundjrlund@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Luis Francisco MadrinanUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Wendy Meiringmeiring@pstat.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Nadav Nurnnur@prbo.orgPoint Blue Conservation Science (formally Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO))
Christine Petersenpetersen@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
William T. Petersonbill.peterson@noaa.govNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Thomas M. Powellzackp@berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Ted Department of Water Resources
Mark T. Staceymstacey@berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Jan Thompsonjthompso@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Monika Windermwinder@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis Extension
John L. Largierjlargier@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Cynthia Department of Water Resources
Bruno Sansobruno@ams.ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Teresa Jacobsonjacobson@ams.ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Cloern, James E.; Hieb, Kathryn A.; Jacobson, Teresa; Sanso, Bruno; Di Lorenzo, Emanuele; Stacey, Mark T.; Largier, John L.; Meiring, Wendy; Peterson, William T.; Powell, Thomas M.; Winder, Monika; Jassby, Alan D. 2010. Biological communities in San Francisco Bay track large-scale climate forcing over the North Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol: 37. Pages 1-6. (Online version)
"Interactions between the near-coastal ocean and the San Francisco Estuary " is project ID: 12379