Conservation Biology [CB]

Conservation biology is the scientific study of the nature and status of Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction. It is an interdisciplinary subject drawing on sciences, economics, and the practice of natural resource management. more >


Contaminants [CMR]

The Contaminants Program provides information on water quality in the San Francisco Estuary and other California water bodies to support management decisions. more >


Historical Ecology [HE]

The Historical Ecology Program studies how the Bay Area landscape has changed since native times, guiding environmental restoration and management efforts throughout the region. more >


Environmental Data, Information, and Technology [EDIT]

Applying Information Technology to support the environmental stewardship of the San Francisco Estuary and its watersheds. more >


The Regional Monitoring Program [RMP]

The RMP is a long-term monitoring program that provides information needed to manage water quality in San Francisco Bay. more >


Watershed Science Program [WS]

The aim of the Watershed Program at SFEI is to provide Bay Area environmental managers with quality science information in the context of the whole system. more >


Wetland Science Program [WL]

Through the Wetlands Science program, SFEI helps the regional client community of wetland interests reach consensus about the highest priority needs for scientific information about wetlands and define SFEI’s roles in meeting those information needs. more >


Biological Invasions [BI]

Biological invasions—the introduction and spread of exotic organisms in regions outside of their native range—has emerged as a major environmental, economic and public health problem tied to the rapid, ongoing expansion in international trade and travel. more >