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Evaluation of water hyacinth survival and growth in the Sacramento Delta, California following cutting. J. of Aquatic Plant Management . SFEI Contribution No. 440.2006.
Evidence for thyroid endocrine disruption in wild ﬁsh in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. Relationships to contaminant exposures. Aquatic Toxicology 96, 203-215.2010.
Executive Summary 2002 (Wetlands Science Program). SFEI Contribution No. 250. San Francisco Estuary Institute. p 4.2002.
Executive Summary of an Assessment of the Loading of Toxic Contaminants to the San Francisco Bay-Delta. SFEI Contribution No. 136. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, Ca. p 27.1987.
Executive Summary of the Monitoring of Toxic Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta: A Crtical Review. SFEI Contribution No. 151. San Francisco Estuary Institue: Richmond, CA. p 14.1988.
Executive Summary of Toxic Contaminats in the San Francisco Bay - Delta and Their Possible Biological Effects. SFEI Contribution No. 139. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA. p 15.1987.
Executive Summary: SFEI Component of the Integrated Regional Wetlands Monitoring Pilot Project. SFEI Contribution No. 251. San Francisco Estuary Institute. p 2.2002.
Exotic organisms; California's Emerging Environmental Challenges. California's Emerging Environmental Challenges; Proceedings of a Workshop, 5-9 to 5-13.1998.
Exotic organisms in southern California Bays and Harbors. Marine Bioinvasions Conference . SFEI Contribution No. 481.2002.
Exotic Organisms in Southern California Bays and Harbors. Page 22 in:. In Abstracts, Third International Conf. on Marine Bioinvasions, Mar. 16-19, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA. Abstracts, Third International Conf. on Marine Bioinvasions, Mar. 16-19, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA. p p. 22.2003.
An Exotic Species Detection Program for Puget Sound. SFEI Contribution No. 380. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland.2004.
An Exotic Species Detection Program for the Lower Columbia River Estuary. SFEI Contribution No. 381. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland.2004.
An Exotic Species Detection Program for Tillamook Bay. SFEI Contribution No. 379. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland.2004.
Exotic species in California's coastal waters. Sanctuary Currents '98, Symposium on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.1998.
The exotic species threat to California's coastal resources. SFEI Contribution No. 386. American Society of Civil Engineers: Reston, VA. pp 1418-1426.1998.
The exotic species threat to California's coastal resources. California and the World Ocean '97, 1418-1426.1998.
Exploratory categorization of watersheds for potential stormwater monitoring in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.2010.
Exploring the Traditional Use of Fire in the Coastal Mountains of Central California. Joint Fire Science Program.2013.
Extent and impacts of ballast water invasions. SFEI Contribution No. 326. West Coast Ballast Outreach Project: Davis, CA. Vol. 1, pp 2-3.1999.
External Nutrient Loads to San Francisco Bay. SFEI Contribution No. 704. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA. p 98.2014.
Factors affecting suspended-solids concentrations in South San Francisco Bay, California. Journal of Geophysical Research 101, 12,087-12,095 . SFEI Contribution No. 10.1996.
Fate of Contaminants in Sediment of San Francisco Estuary: A Review of Literature and Data - Final Report. SFEI Contribution No. 394. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland.2005.
Field Evaluations of Alternative Pest Control Methods in California Waters. . SFEI Contribution No. 105. p 110 pp.. 2004.
Field Evaluations of Alternative Pest Control Methods in California Waters. SFEI Contribution No. 95.. 2004.
Field Operations Manual for the Regional Monitoring Program. SFEI Contribution No. 902. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2018.
Field Sampling Manual for the Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2001.
Field Sampling Manual for the RMP for Trace Substances (version 1, January 1999). SFEI Contribution No. 324. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.1999.
Final Draft Master List of NIS Plant Species. SFEI Contribution No. 366. San Francisco Estuary Institute.2001.
Final Project Report for the Demonstration Project in Three Critical Coastal Area Watersheds. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2011.
Final Project Report: Investigations of Sources and Effects of Pyrethroid Pesticides in Watersheds of the San Francisco Estuary. SFEI Contribution No. 523. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland.2007.
First Annual Report of the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project Technical Review Team. SFEI Contribution No. 102. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.2004.
First evidence of conspecific brood parasitism in song sparrows with comments on methods sufficient to document this behavior. Condor . SFEI Contribution No. 490.2006.
First report of the Asian kelp. Biological Invasions 4, 333-338.2002.
Fishing for Food in the San Francisco Bay: An Environmental Health and Safety Report. Save San Francisco Bay Association: Oakland, CA.1996.
Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Riparian Habitat of La Honda Creek Along the Hwy 84 Transportation Corridor, San Mateo County, California. SFEI Contribution No. 78. San Francisco Estuary Institute /CA State Univ of Fresno.2004.
A Forecast Model of Long-Term PCB Fate in San Francisco Bay. SFEI: Oakland, CA. p 52.2008.
A framework for comprehensive, integrated, watershed monitoring in New York City. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 62, 147-167 . SFEI Contribution No. 268.2000.
Framework to coordinate water quality improvement and wildlife habitat conservation to protect California streams, wetlands, and riparian areas.2016.
Project funded by an USEPA Wetland Program Development Grant (Region 9) #99T05901: Framework for Coordinated Assessment of CA Wildlife Habitat and Aquatic Resource Areas. SFEI Contribution No. 776. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA. p 89.
The emergence of comparable landscape approaches to wildlife conservation and water quality improvement through federal and California state regulatory and management programs provides an opportunity for their coordination to better protect California’s aquatic resources, especially streams, wetlands, and riparian areas. Such coordination is patently desirable. A framework has been developed to help coordinate restoration and compensatory mitigation across policies governing wildlife conservation and water quality in the landscape context. The framework is based on the Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Plan (WRAMP) of the California Wetland Monitoring Workgroup (CWMW) of the Water Quality Monitoring Council. The framework presented in this memorandum is a version of the standard WRAMP framework. It only differs from the standard framework to better accommodate wildlife conservation planning, assessment and reporting. To distinguish this version from the standard version, it is termed the 'WRAMP for wildlife'.
Freshwater inflow: Science, Policy, and Managment. Estuaries 25, 1243-1245 . SFEI Contribution No. 271.2002.
From past patterns to future potential: using historical ecology to inform river restoration on an intermittent California river. Landscape Ecology 31 (3), 20.2016.
Context Effective river restoration requires understanding a system’s potential to support desired functions. This can be challenging to discern in the modern landscape, where natural complexity and heterogeneity are often heavily suppressed or modified. Historical analysis is therefore a valuable tool to provide the long-term perspective on riverine patterns, processes, and ecosystem change needed to set appropriate environmental management goals and strategies.
Objective In this study, we reconstructed historical (early 1800s) riparian conditions, river corridor extent, and dry-season flow on the lower Santa Clara River in southern California, with the goal of using this enhanced understanding to inform restoration and management activities.
Method Hundreds of cartographic, textual, and visual accounts were integrated into a GIS database of historical river characteristics.
Results We found that the river was characterized by an extremely broad river corridor and a diverse mosaic of riparian communities that varied by reach, from extensive ([100 ha) willow-cottonwood forests to xeric scrublands. Reach-scale ecological heterogeneity was linked to local variations in dry-season water availability, which was in turn underpinned by regional geophysical controls on groundwater and surface flow.
Conclusions Although human actions have greatly impacted the river’s extent, baseflow hydrology, and riparian habitats, many ecological attributes persist in more limited form, in large part facilitated by these fundamental hydrogeological controls. By drawing on a heretofore untapped dataset of spatially explicit and long-term environmental data, these findings improve our understanding of the river’s historical and current conditions and allow the derivation of reach-differentiated restoration and management opportunities that take advantage of local potential.
From Sediment to Top Predators: Broad Exposure of Polyhalogenated Carbazoles in San Francisco Bay (U.S.A.). Environmental Science and Technology 51, 2038-2046.2017.
The present study provides the first comprehensive investigation of polyhalogenated carbazoles (PHCZ) contamination in an aquatic ecosystem. PHCZs have been found in soil and aquatic sediment from several different regions, but knowledge of their bioaccumulation and trophodynamics is extremely scarce. This work investigated a suite of 11 PHCZ congeners in San Francisco Bay (United States) sediment and organisms, including bivalves (n = 6 composites), sport fish (n = 12 composites), harbor seal blubber (n = 18), and bird eggs (n = 8 composites). The most detectable congeners included 3,6-dichlorocarbazole (36-CCZ), 3,6-dibromocarbazole (36-BCZ), 1,3,6-tribromocarbazole (136-BCZ), 1,3,6,8-tetrabromocarbazole (1368-BCZ), and 1,8-dibromo-3,6-dichlorocarbazole (18-B-36-CCZ). The median concentrations of ΣPHCZs were 9.3 ng/g dry weight in sediment and ranged from 33.7 to 164 ng/g lipid weight in various species. Biomagnification was observed from fish to harbor seal and was mainly driven by chlorinated carbazoles, particularly 36-CCZ. Congener compositions of PHCZs differed among species, suggesting that individual congeners may be subject to different bioaccumulation or metabolism in species occupying various trophic levels in the studied aquatic system. Toxic equivalent (TEQ) values of PHCZs were determined based on their relative effect potencies (REP) compared to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). The median TEQ was 1.2 pg TEQ/g dry weight in sediment and 4.8 – 19.5 pg TEQ/g lipid weight in biological tissues. Our study demonstrated the broad exposure of PHCZs in San Francisco Bay and their characteristics of bioaccumulation and biomagnification along with dioxin-like effects. These findings raise the need for additional research to better elucidate their sources, environmental behavior, and fate in global environments.
Functional Flows in Modified Riverscapes: Hydrographs, Habitats and Opportunities. BioScience.2015.
Building on previous environmental flow discussions and a growing recognition that hydrogeomorphic processes are inherent in the ecological functionality and biodiversity of riverscapes, we propose a functional-flows approach to managing heavily modified rivers. The approach focuses on retaining specific process-based components of the hydrograph, or functional flows, rather than attempting to mimic the full natural flow regime. Key functional components include wet-season initiation flows, peak magnitude flows, recession flows, dry-season low flows, and interannual variability. We illustrate the importance of each key functional flow using examples from western US rivers with seasonably predictable flow regimes. To maximize the functionality of these flows, connectivity to morphologically diverse overbank areas must be enhanced in both space and time, and consideration must be given to the sediment-transport regime. Finally, we provide guiding principles for developing functional flows or incorporating functional flows into existing environmental flow frameworks.
Further Development of Chronic Ampelisca Abdita Bioassay as an Indicator of Sediment Toxicity. SFEI Contribution No. 17. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.1996.
Futures Past: Exploring California Landscapes with SFEI. Boom: A Journal of California 4 (3), 24.2014.
Futures Past Exploring California landscapes with the San Francisco Estuary Institute. Boom: The Journal of California . pp 4-27.2014.
Gateway to the Inland Coast: The Story of the Carquinez Strait. California State Lands Commission: Sacramento CA.1996.
General guidelines for using the sediment quality triad. Mar. Poll. Bull 34, 368-372 . SFEI Contribution No. 198.1997.
A Geographic History of the San Lorenzo Creek Watershed: Landscape Patterns Underlying Human Activities (w / 8.5x11 or 11 x 17 map). SFEI Contribution No. 85. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.2003.
Geology, geochemistry and biomaker evaluation of lafie-Obi Coal Benue through, Nigeria. Fuel Journal 81, 219-233 . SFEI Contribution No. 473.2002.
Global Spread of Marine Organisms in the Baitworm Trade. SFEI Contribution No. 455. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, CA.2005.
Going Organic Project. SFEI Contribution No. 588. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland, Ca.2009.
Gradient-based edge detection and feature classification of satellite images of the Southern California Bight. Remote Sensing of the Environment. Remote Sensing of the Environment. Vol. 112.2008.
Grassland Bypass Project Report 2004-2005. SFEI Contribution No. 553.. 2008.
Grassland Bypass Project Report 2006-2007. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Oakland.. 2010.
The Great Dun Fell Cloud Experiment 1993: An Overview. Atmospheric Environment 31 (16), 2393-2405.1997.
Green crabs disrupting fisheries worldwide. p 7 . SFEI Contribution No. 199.1997.
Green Infrastructure at SFEI: Making Green Infrastructure Work in the Bay Area (Fact Sheet). San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.. 2016.
Green Infrastructure Planning for North Richmond Pump Station Watershed with GreenPlan-IT. SFEI Contribution No. 882. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2018.
Green Infrastructure Planning for the City of Oakland with GreenPlan-IT. SFEI Contribution No. 884. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.2018.
Green Infrastructure Planning for the City of Richmond with GreenPlan-IT. SFEI Contribution No. 883. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2018.
Green Infrastructure Planning for the City of Sunnyvale with GreenPlan-IT. SFEI Contribution No. 881. San Francisco Estuary Institute : Richmond, CA.2018.
Green Plan-IT Application Report for the East Bay Corridors Initiative. SFEI Contribution No. 887. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2018.
GreenPlan-IT Toolkit Demonstration Report. SFEI Contribution No. 958. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2015.
GreenPlan-IT is a planning level tool that was developed by SFEP and SFEI with support and oversight from BASMAA to provide Bay Area municipalities with the ability to evaluate multiple management alternatives using green infrastructure for addressing stormwater issues in urban watersheds. GreenPlan-IT combines sound science and engineering principles with GIS analysis and optimization techniques to support the cost-effective selection and placement of Green Infrastructure (GI) at a watershed scale. Tool outputs can be used to develop quantitatively-derived watershed master plans to guide future GI implementation for improving water quality in the San Francisco Bay and its tributary watersheds.
This report provides an overview of the GreenPlan-IT Tool and demonstrates its utility and power through two pilot studies which is summarized in this report as a case study. The pilot studies with the City of San Mateo and the City of San Jose explored the use of GreenPlan-IT for identifying feasible and optimal GI locations for mitigation of stormwater runoff. They are provided here to give the reader an overview of the user application process from start to finish, including problem formulation, data collection, GIS analysis, establishing a baseline condition, GI representation, and the optimization process. Through the pilot study application process the general steps and recommendations for how GreenPlan-IT can be applied and interpreted are presented.
GreenPlan-IT Toolkit User Guide. SFEI Contribution No. 958. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond, CA.2015.
Structurally, the GreenPlan-IT is comprised of three components: (a) a GIS-based Site Locator Tool to identify potential GI sites; (b) a Modeling Tool that quantifies anticipated watershed-scale runoff and pollutant load reduction from GI sites; and (c) an Optimization Tool that uses a cost-benefit analysis to identify the best combinations of GI types and number of sites within a watershed for achieving flow and/or load reduction goals. The three tool components were designed as standalone modules to provide flexibility and their interaction is either through data exchange, or serving as a subroutine to another tool. This user manual addresses each of the tools separately, though they are designed to complement each other.