Historical Ecology

Historical Ecology synthesizes diverse historical records to learn how habitats were distributed and ecological functions were maintained within the native California landscape. Understanding how streams, wetlands, and woodlands were organized along physical gradients helps scientists and managers develop new strategies for more integrated and functional landscape management. more >

Manager: Robin Grossinger

Meetings and Events

Featured Projects

News and Notables


SFEI recently completed a pilot study focused on creating a framework for a rapid protocol that can be used to delineate the current and future HoT zone for San Francisco Bay tributaries using both “desktop” and field investigations.


New study points the way to habitat restoration and steelhead recovery on Alameda Creek, the Bay Area’s largest local watershed.


The Resilient Landscapes (RL) team delivered a number of presentations during the last quarter highlighting recent accomplishments and initiatives.


Bayfront water levels are forecast to rise 1 foot by 2050


California's $1.9 trillion economy is at risk. Leading water experts and policy makers will discuss their plans to secure California's water future at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.


SFEI scientists are participating in two sessions at the 2014 Salmonid Restoration Federation conference


The award honors those who have significantly increased the public's understanding of, and concern for, the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.


The Resilient Landscapes team is poised to complete several major projects and reports in the near future.


Hold the Shoreline: Coastal Experts look for Soft Solutions at the Edges of of San Francisco Bay