Research Projects

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Cumulative Effects in Salmon Watersheds

Most species extinctions involve a synergy of factors, such as overexploitation, habitat destruction, and global climate change, yet disentangling mechanisms of decline remains one of the most pressing challenges in applied ecology and conservation. We aim to understand the cumulative effects of multiple stressors in salmon watersheds to inform place-based management strategies.

White Sturgeon Management

White Sturgeon life history presents complex problems for monitoring and fisheries management. In collaboration with agency partners, we aim to evaluate management goals for White Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River basin using stochastic population modeling. In addition, we are developing methods to monitor progress toward these goals.