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Salop, P.; Shimabuku, I.; Davis, J.; Franz, A. 2018. 2018 Bivalve Retrieval Cruise Report. SFEI Contribution No. 920. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.
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Davis, J. 2018. 2018 Regional Monitoring Program Update. SFEI Contribution No. 906. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.
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Trowbridge, P.; Wong, A.; Davis, J.; Ackerman, J. 2018. 2018 RMP Bird Egg Monitoring Sampling and Analysis Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 891. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Shimabuku, I.; Trowbridge, P.; Salop, P. 2018. 2018 RMP Bivalve Deployment Cruise Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 892. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Salop, P. 2018. 2018 RMP Bivalve Deployment Cruise Report. SFEI Contribution No. 903. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.
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Shimabuku, I.; Trowbridge, P.; Salop, P. 2018. 2018 RMP Bivalve Retrieval Cruise Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 893. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Shimabuku, I.; Trowbridge, P.; Salop, P.; Franz, A. 2018. 2018 RMP Bivalve Retrieval Cruise Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 893. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.
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Trowbridge, P. 2017. 2018 RMP Detailed Workplan and Budget. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.
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Salop, P.; Franz, A. 2018. 2018 RMP Sediment Cruise Report. SFEI Contribution No. 907. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.
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Yee, D. 2019. 2018 RMP Sediment Data Quality Assurance Report. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

In 2018, sediment samples were collected from 27 stations (7 historical sites, with the rest from the GRTS random draw panels) for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay. The details of the cruise and sample collection methods are described in the RMP Quality Assurance Program Plan, cruise plans, cruise reports, and field sampling reports. These documents are available from the SFEI website (http://www.sfei.org/content/status-and-trends-monitoring-documents).

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Franz, A.; Trowbridge, P.; Salop, P. 2018. 2018 RMP Sediment Sampling and Analysis Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 904. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Yee, D. 2019. 2018 RMP Tissue Data Quality Assurance Report. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

In 2018, bivalve tissue samples were collected from six Bay/Delta stations and a reference site for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay. Bird egg tissue samples were collected from two sites for cormorants, and four sites for terns. General descriptions of the sample collection methods are provided in the RMP Quality Assurance Program Plan, cruise plans, cruise reports, and sampling reports. These documents are available from the SFEI website (http://www.sfei.org/content/status-and-trends-monitoring-documents)

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2020. 2019-20 RMP North Bay Selenium Study. 2019-20 RMP North Bay Selenium Study. SFEI Contribution No. 1051. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

This report details activities associated with the Regional Monitoring Program North Bay Selenium Study. The  study was designed to monitor two sites for selenium (Se) in clam tissues and water six times between June  2019 and February 2020. This report outlines the sampling activities, personnel, and site locations monitored for  the project. 

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Foley, M. 2019. 2019 Bay RMP Multi-Year Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 940. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Franz, A.; Salop, P. 2020. 2019 Bay RMP Water Cruise Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 971. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Sigala, M. 2019. 2019 RMP Contaminant Concentrations in San Francisco Bay Sportfish Cruise Report. SFEI Contribution No. 968. Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories: Moss Landing, CA.

This report contains information on the spring and summer field sampling efforts conducted by the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory at Moss Landing Marine Labs (MPSL-MLML). The purpose of this field effort was to collect sportfish for an eighth season of data (in support of 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2014 surveys) in the ongoing study of Contamination in San Francisco Bay Sportfish. The work was contracted through the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) for the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) for Water Quality. 

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Yee, D. 2021. 2019 RMP Data Quality Assurance Report. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

This memo provides a high-level summary of the quality assurance assessment for data reported by the RMP.  In 2019, fish tissue samples were collected from nine Bay/Delta areas and three additional wetland/slough areas for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP). General descriptions of the sample collection methods are provided in the RMP Quality Assurance Program Plan, cruise plans, cruise reports, and field sampling reports. These documents are available from the SFEI website (http://www.sfei.org/content/status-and-trends-monitoring-documents).

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Buzby, N.; Yee, D.; Salop, P.; Foley, M. 2020. 2019 RMP North Bay Selenium Monitoring Sampling and Analysis Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 969. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

The goal of monitoring for selenium in the North Bay tissue and water is to identify leading indicators of change to allow prompt management response to signs of increasing impairment. At the 2016 technical workshop, participants reached a consensus that monitoring sturgeon, clams, and water are all needed to answer management questions. Recommendations for long-term monitoring of these three matrices are detailed in the North Bay Monitoring Design document (Grieb et al. 2018). The purpose of this Sampling and Analysis Plan is to clearly document the sampling design, methods, and responsibilities; and to facilitate coordination among project partners.

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Salop, P.; Herrmann, C. 2019. 2019 RMP Water Cruise Report. SFEI Contribution No. 967. Applied Marine Sciences: Livermore, CA.

This report details activities associated with the annual Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP) water cruise. The RMP water sampling program was redesigned in 2002 to adopt a randomized sampling design at thirty-one sites in place of the twenty-six “spine of the Estuary” stations sampled previously. In 2007, the number of sites was decreased to twenty-two stations and it remains as such for 2019.

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Buzby, N.; Yee, D.; Foley, M.; David, J.; Sigala, M.; Bonnema, A. 2020. 2019 Sport Fish Monitoring Sampling and Analysis Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 970. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) monitors concentrations of contaminants in fish tissue as indicators of bioaccumulation of contaminants in the Bay. In 2019, the RMP will conduct its eighth round of sport fish monitoring by collecting sport fish samples from various locations in the Bay as a part of routine Status and Trends Monitoring. Add-ons to the routine Status and Trends sport fish monitoring design will include archiving for microplastics and fipronil, as well as additional collections of shiner surfperch in Priority Margin Unit areas (PMUs).

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2021. 2020-21 RMP North Bay Selenium Study. SFEI Contribution No. 1052. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

This report details activities associated with the Regional Monitoring Program North Bay Selenium Study in 2020 and 2021. The study was designed to monitor two sites for selenium (Se) in water and clam tissue six times annually between June and February. Due to the COVID pandemic, however, four sample collection events were completed. This report outlines the sampling activities, personnel, and site locations monitored for the project.

 

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2021. 2020 Bay Margins Sediment Study Cruise Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 1073. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, California.

This report details plans associated with sediment sampling for the Bay Margins Sediment Study for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP). Bay margins (i.e., mud flats and adjacent shallow areas of the Bay) are productive and highly utilized by biota of interest (humans and wildlife). This study will provide a spatially-distributed characterization of surface sediment contamination and ancillary characteristics within San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, and Carquinez Strait margin areas. This study builds on two previous studies to characterize surface sediment contamination in Central and South Bays.

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2020. 2020 Bay RMP Detailed Workplan and Budget. SFEI Contribution No. 980. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Foley, M. 2019. 2020 RMP Multi-Year Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 959. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Yee, D.; Wong, A.; Weaver, M. 2021. 2021 Quality Assurance Program Plan for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay. SFEI Contribution No. 1048. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, California.
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Foley, M. 2021. 2021 RMP Multi-Year Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 1027. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Foley, M.; Sutton, R.; Yee, D.; Salop, P. 2021. 2021 RMP Water Cruise Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 1050. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, California.

This report details plans associated with the annual Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP) water cruise. The RMP water sampling program was redesigned in 2002 to adopt a randomized sampling design at thirty-one sites in place of the twenty-six base program stations sampled previously. In 2007, the number of sites was decreased to twenty-two stations, and it remains as such for 2021. The analytes for 2021 have been modified based on the Status and Trends (S&T) Review process that started in 2020. The analytes that are being removed from the program include selenium and methylmercury (dissolved and particulate), while bisphenols and organophosphate esters (OPEs) have been added to S&T monitoring. 

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Applied Marine Sciences. 2022. 2021 RMP Water Cruise Report. SFEI Contribution No. 1098. Applied Marine Sciences: Livermore, CA.

This report details activities associated with the biannual Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP) water cruise. The RMP water sampling program was redesigned in 2002 to adopt a randomized sampling design at thirty-one sites in place of the twenty-six “spine of the Estuary” stations sampled previously. In 2007, the number of sites was decreased to twenty-two stations, combined probabilistic and historic, and it remains as such for 2021. 

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Trinh, M. 2024. 2021 Update to Copper Rolling Average. SFEI Contribution No. 1164. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Trinh, M. 2024. 2021 Update to Cyanide Rolling Averages. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Davis, J.; Foley, M.; Askevold, R. A.; Sutton, R.; Senn, D.; Plane, E. 2022. 2022 Pulse of the Bay. SFEI Contribution No. 1095. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, California.

The theme of the 2022 Pulse is "50 Years After the Clean Water Act." Nine different individuals or groups have contributed perspectives on progress to date and challenges ahead. This Pulse also includes summaries, from a historical perspective, on the major water quality parameters of concern in the Bay.   

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Foley, M. M. 2022. 2022 RMP Multi-Year Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 1058. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, California.
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Mendez, M.; Kleckner, A.; Sutton, R.; Yee, D.; Wong, A.; Davis, J.; Sigala, M. 2023. 2023 Bay Prey Fish and Near-field / Margins Sediment Sampling and Analysis Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 1141. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

This is a sampling and analysis plan for the Bay Status and Trends (S&T) Prey Fish and Near-field / Margins Sediment monitoring for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP). Bay margins are defined by the RMP as extending from Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) to 1 foot below Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). These mud flats and adjacent shallow areas of the Bay are productive and highly utilized by biota of interest (humans and wildlife). Near-field stations are located near watershed inputs in the Bay. Prey fish are a key matrix to monitoring the status and impacts of contaminants, especially near margin areas where they have shown strong contamination signals in previous RMP studies. This monitoring design provides a spatially-distributed characterization of contaminant concentrations in fish and sediment found within the margins of Central Bay, South Bay, and Lower South Bay. This study builds on previous S&T efforts to characterize surface sediment contamination across the Bay while piloting routine monitoring of prey fish. Additional samples outside of S&T will be collected for special studies. A subset of samples will be archived for potential future analysis of emerging contaminants or other analyte groups.

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Foley, M. 2022. 2023 Detailed Workplan and Budget. SFEI Contribution No. 1117. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, California.
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Kleckner, A.; Sutton, R.; Yee, D.; Wong, A.; Davis, J.; Salop, P. 2023. 2023 RMP Dry Season Water Cruise Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 1139. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

This report details plans associated with the 2023 Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP) water cruise. The RMP water sampling program was redesigned in 2002 to adopt a randomized sampling design at thirty-one stations in place of the twenty-six base program stations sampled previously. In 2007, the number of stations was decreased to twenty-two stations, and it remains as such for 2023. The analytes for 2023 are based on the Status and Trends (S&T) Review process that started in 2020.

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Kleckner, A.; Sutton, R.; Yee, D.; Wong, A.; Davis, J.; Salop, P. 2023. 2023 RMP Sediment Cruise Sampling and Analysis Plan. SFEI Contribution No. 1138. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

This report details plans associated with the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP) deep bay sediment cruise. The RMP, through the Status and Trends monitoring program, conducts routine monitoring of water, sediment and biological tissue. Deep bay stations (water depth lower than 1 foot below MLLW) have been sampled for the Status and Trends sediment program since its inception.  The current monitoring design (reflective of changes made to the Program through the Status and Trends Review process) calls for sampling frequency of deep bay sediment for CECs, PBDEs, and ancillary analytes every five years during the dry season. Every ten years, metals, PAHs, and PCBs will also be sampled. For 2023, sampling operations will entail dry season sample collection at 16 RMP sediment sampling stations for CECs, PBDEs, and ancillary analytes in Central Bay, South Bay, and Lower South Bay.

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Davis, J. 2023. 2023 RMP Update. SFEI Contribution No. 1148. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.

The overarching goal of the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) is to answer the highest priority scientific questions faced by managers of Bay water quality. The RMP is an innovative collaboration between the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the regulated discharger community, the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and many other scientists and interested parties. The purpose of this document is to provide a concise overview of recent RMP activities and findings, and a look ahead to significant products anticipated in the next two years. The report includes:

  • a brief summary of some of the most noteworthy findings of this multifaceted Program;
  • a description of the management context that guides the Program; and
  • a summary of progress to date and future plans for addressing priority water quality topics.
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Kleckner, A.; Davis, J. 2023. 2024 Detailed Workplan and Budget.

In 2024, the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) is entering its 32nd year of collecting data and communicating information to support water quality management decisions. This Detailed Workplan and Budget describes the activities that will be completed in 2024, the proposed funding levels, and the deliverables for each task. 

    

The planned revenue from RMP fees for 2024 is $4,156k, with additional supplemental fees of $339k from municipal wastewater and $100k from municipal stormwater bringing the total revenue to $4,596k. The expected revenue is $5,216k as shown in Table 1 and Figures 1-2, which is reduced by $200k to account for the lower volume of dredged sediment being disposed of in the Bay, per the Long-Term Management Strategy (LTMS) plan. The $200k figure is a placeholder and the dredger contribution will be updated when we receive the final in-Bay dredge disposal volumes for calendar year 2023 (typically in March of the following year). The majority of the expenses in 2024 (71%) will be for Status and Trends monitoring and special studies (Tasks 6-7). The cost for running the RMP (Tasks 1-5) is $115k higher in 2024 than 2023 and funding allocations have been shifted slightly within each subtask.

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Cohen, A. N.; Carlton, J. T. 1998. Accelerating invasion rate in a highly invaded estuary. Science 279, 555-558 . SFEI Contribution No. 226.
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Plane, E.; Lowe, J. 2022. Adaptation Pathways: San Leandro Operational Landscape Unit. SFEI Contribution No. 1077. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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McKnight, K.; Plane, E. 2022. Adaptation Planning for the Bay Point Operational Landscape Unit. SFEI Contribution No. 1078. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.
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Nordby, C. 2001. Adult song sparrows do not alter their song repertoires. Ethology . SFEI Contribution No. 482.
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Pearce, S.; McKee, L. J. . 2009. Alameda Creek Bulk Sediment Study Technical Memorandum. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland,Ca.
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Lin, D.; Sutton, R. 2018. Alternative Flame Retardants in San Francisco Bay: Synthesis and Strategy. SFEI Contribution No. 885. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.
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Collins, J. N.; Pearce, S. 2004. Analysis of Reference Tidal Channel Plan Form for the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project. SFEI Contribution No. 80. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.
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H. T. Harvey & Associates; San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI). 2017. Annotated Bibliography for Sycamore Alluvial Woodland Habitat Mapping and Regeneration Studies Project.

One component of the Sycamore Alluvial Woodland Habitat Mapping and Regeneration Studies Project is this annotated bibliography of existing scientific literature pertaining to California sycamore ecology. This annotated bibliography is a product of an extensive review into documents, mapping efforts, and personal communications, and presents sources that have been determined to be relevant to understanding the factors that influence California sycamore health and regeneration in central California. The annotated bibliography is divided into the following sections by topic: General Ecology; Historical and Present Distribution; Restoration Ecology and Management; Wildlife Ecology; Geomorphology; Hydrology and Soils; and Health and Regeneration. Each item is briefly summarized and its relevance to the project is described. References that fall under multiple categories are cross-referenced within the document. Similarly, key words are indicated or each reference to highlight various subtopics affecting California sycamore ecology.

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Greenfield, B. K. 2004. APMP Alternatives Program Executive Summary. SFEI Contribution No. 118. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.
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2005. APMP Phase 3 Bioassesment Report. SFEI Contribution No. 462.
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Hale, T.; Grosso, C. 2017. Applied Aquatic Science: A Business Plan for EcoAtlas. San Francisco Estuary Institue: Richmond, CA.

The following plan is intended to ensure the continued vitality of the toolset. The plan’s success will depend upon the continued collaboration of the public agencies that have supported the toolset thus far, but it must also integrate principles of resilience as it accounts for the tensions that arise as organizations move in different strategic directions.

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Willis-Norton, E.; Ranasinghe, J. A.; Greenstein, D.; Bay, S. 2013. Applying Sediment Quality Objective Assessments to San Francisco Bay Samples from 2008-2012. San Francisco Estuary Institute and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project: Richmond, CA.
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Cohen, A. N. 2005. Approaches to presenting the science of the San Francisco Bay/Delta estuary. SFEI Contribution No. 514. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.
Cohen, A. N.; Weinstein, A.; Carlton, J. T. 1999. Aquatic bioinvasions in the San Francisco Estuary. Berkeley Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting.
Siemering, G.; David, N.; Franz, A.; Malamud-Roam, F.; Hayworth, J. 2003. Aquatic Pesticide Monitoring Program Literature Review. SFEI Contribution No. 71. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.
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Siemering, G. 2005. Aquatic Pesticides Monitoring Program Monitoring Project Final Report. SFEI Contribution No. 392. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.
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Siemering, G. 2004. Aquatic Pesticides Monitoring Program Phase 2 (2003) Monitoring Project Report. SFEI Contribution No. 108. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.
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