2014 Bay-Delta Science Conference Sessions

Rooms 308-313:  Plenary Session Rooms 308-313: Plenary Session

Tuesday, October 28th

Cooperative Ecological Investigations in the San Francisco Estuary: Science for a Changing State
Anke Mueller-Solger
California Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Six things the Delta Science Community has learned in the past two years
Peter Goodwin
Delta Science Program, Delta Stewardship Council
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Making Science Actionable
Randy Fiorini
Delta Stewardship Council
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Habitat Quality: A Fish's Perspective
Stephen Brandt
Oregon State University
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Room 306:  Species and Community Ecology Room 306: Species and Community Ecology

Sampling Uncharted Waters: Examining Longfin Smelt and Delta Smelt Rearing Habitat in Fringe Marshes of the Low Salinity Zone
Lenny Grimaldo
ICF International
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Ancient Fish and Recent Invaders: White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Diet Response to Invasive Species-Mediated Changes in a Benthic Prey Assemblage
Steven Zeug
Cramer Fish Sciences
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Connectivity and Effective Size of the Two Splittail (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) Populations in the San Francisco Estuary
Brian Mahardja
UC Davis
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Metapopulation Structure of a Semi-Anadromous Migratory Fish (Sacramento Splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) Shaped by Climate-Induced Dynamic Habitat Fragmentation
Fred Feyrer
USGS
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Fall Run Chinook Pre-Smolt Outmigration to Alternate Rearing Areas in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley
Colleen Petrik
UC Santa Cruz
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Wednesday, October 29th

Spatial Analysis of Juvenile Chinook Salmon Entrainment in Tidally Forced Junctions
Ryan Reeves
DWR
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Using Acoustic Telemetry to Assess the Effect of a Floating Fish Guidance Structure on Entrainment of Juvenile Salmon into Georgiana Slough
Russell W. Perry
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Diel Activity Patterns of Juvenile Late-Fall Chinook Salmon with Implications for Operation of the Delta Cross Channel
John Plumb
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Individual Based Modeling of Juvenile Chinook Salmon
Edward Gross
Resource Management Assoc., Inc.
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Evaluation of a Hypothesis for How Water Flow Pattern Shapes Fish Trajectories near Infrastructure
R. Andrew Goodwin
USACE
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Juvenile Salmon Response to Levee Repair on the Sacramento River
David Smith
USACE
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Ecohydraulic Design and Post-Project Appraisal of Salmonid Spawning and Rearing Habitat Enhancement Projects on the Lower American River
Chris Hammersmark
cbec eco engineering
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Using Agent-Based Models to Gain Insight into the Influence of Behavior, Predation and Water Project Operations on Fates of Migrating Chinook Salmon Smolts
Doug Jackson
NOAA
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Visualizing Juvenile Salmonid Behavior, Mortality, and Salvage in the Delta: Practical Application of an Individual-Based Model
Travis Hinkelman
Cramer Fish Sciences
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

A Reevaluation of the Relationships Between X2, the Low Salinity Zone, and Fish Habitat Utilization
Michael MacWilliams
Delta Modeling Associates, Inc.
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Factors Affecting Juvenile Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Growth Variability in a Large Freshwater Tidal Estuary
Pascale Goertler
University of Washington
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Using Otolith Strontium Isotopes to Reconstruct Life History Portfolios within Salmon Populations: When Do Different Phenotypes Contribute?
J.D. Wikert
USFWS
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Genetic Analysis of Hatchery Steelhead from the Central Valley Reveals Patterns of Reproduction and Migration
John Carlos Garza
NOAA & UC Santa Cruz
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Large-Scale Genetic Tagging Experiment with Chinook Salmon from the Feather River Hatchery Allows for Pedigree-Based Inference
Anthony Clemento
NOAA Fisheries
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Application of Genetic Methods To Salvaged ESA-listed Chinook Salmon
Scott Blankenship
Cramer Fish Sciences
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Thursday, October 30th

South Delta Salmon Smolt Survival Studies
Patricia Brandes
USFWS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Juvenile San Joaquin Steelhead Migration and Survival through the South Delta, 2011 and 2012
Rebecca Buchanan
University of Washington
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Sharing Risks: Applicability of the Surrogate Species Approach for San Joaquin River Salmonid Species
Joshua Israel
USBR
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Sacramento River Reach-Specific Movement and Survival Rates of Outmigrating Winter-Run Chinook Salmon Smolts
Jason Hassrick
USBR
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Salmon Migration Behavior and Survival in Sacramento River - Knights Landing to the Delta
Natalie McNair
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Survival and Movement Rates of Wild Spring-Run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Smolts from Mill and Battle Creeks through San Francisco Bay - 2013-2014
Jeremy Notch
NOAA Fisheries
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Reach-Specific Movement and Survival Rates of Emigrating Feather River Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Smolts
Arnold Ammann
NMFS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Eliminating Bias in Survival Estimates Due to the Effect of Tag Failure on Right-Skewed Travel Time Distributions: A Bayesian Approach
Adam Pope
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

The Importance of Identifying and Quantifying Fish Behaviors to Predict the Migration Rate of Juvenile Salmonids
David Delaney
Cramer Fish Sciences
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Out to Sea and Home Free? Shifting the Salmon Freshwater-Ocean Survival Paradigm: Is Selection Now Favoring Shorter Fresh Water Life Histories?
Sean Hayes
NOAA & UC Santa Cruz
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Shorebird Response to Varying Salinity and Water Depth in an Experimental Design in Salt Pond Management
Lacy Smith
USGS
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Emerging Perspectives on Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Conservation and Management - Ducks, Dikes, and Demographics
Katherine Smith
UC Davis
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Diving Duck Response to Multi-Species Pond Management at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve
Susan E. W. De La Cruz
USGS
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Rapid Fouling Community Shifts in San Francisco Bay Linked to Climatic Extremes and Water Management
Andrew Chang
SERC
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Ballast Water Management Compliance of Commercial Vessels Operating in the San Francisco Estuary: A Ten-Year Perspective
Christopher Brown
SLC
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Trophic Integration of an Invasive Plant:  Lepidium latifolium’s Impact on the Suisun Song Sparrow Food Webs
Rachel Wigginton
UC Davis
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Variation in Salinity Tolerance among Olympia Oyster Populations: Implications for Restoration in the Face of Climate Change
Jillian Bible
Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

California Gull Population Growth and Response to South Bay Salt Pond Restoration
Natalie Washburn
SFBBO
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Seeds, Space and Time: Assessing Plant Community Dispersal Dynamics in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
Dylan Chapple
UC Berkeley
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Abiotic and Biotic Drivers of Native Pondweed (Stuckenia spp.) Distribution in Suisun Bay and the West Delta
Katharyn Boyer
Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

 

Room 307:  Food Webs, Water Quality, and Policy Room 307: Food Webs, Water Quality, and Policy

Biomass and Grazing Rates of Two Exotic Bivalves, Corbicula fluminea and Potamocorbula amurensis, Show Surprising Variability Over 20-30 Year Sampling Period: What Does it Mean for Future Food Webs?
Jan Thompson
USGS
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Clam Grazing and Suisun Bay Blooms Modeled with Nitrogen as Currency
Richard Dugdale
Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Increased Algae Concentration Broadens the Tolerance of a SFE Copepod to Salinity
Bruce Hammock
UC Davis
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Elemental and Isotopic Composition of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Suisun Bay and the Delta: Spatio-Temporal Patterns and Food Web Support
Julien Moderan
Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Effects of Variable Freshwater Flow on Fish and Foodwebs of the San Francisco Estuary
Wim Kimmerer
Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Wednesday, October 29th

Science and Media Panel
Chris Austin
Maven's Minutes Blog
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Quantifying Nutrient Loads and Transformations in the Delta
Emily Novick
SFEI
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Ocean Nutrients in the Bay-Delta System: When and Where are they Important?
John Largier
Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Biogeochemical Fluxes in Bay-Delta Sediments: Seasonal and Spatial Synthesis
Jeffrey Cornwell
University of Maryland
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

New Insights from Continuous Monitoring of Nutrient Dynamics in the North Delta and Cache Slough Complex
Brian Pellerin
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Estimates of Phytoplankton Nitrogen Uptake and Pelagic Nitrification During Fall in the High Nutrient San Francisco Estuary Delta
Alexander Parker
California Maritime Academy
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Continuous Monitoring of Dissolved Oxygen in San Francisco Bay, California: Using High-Frequency Data to Explore Dynamics and Mechanisms
Maureen Downing-Kunz
USGS
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

High-Frequency Measurements Enable a Detailed Assessment of Surface Ammonium Concentration Dynamics in the Bay-Delta
Aaron Strong
Stanford University
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Egg Production and Egg Viability of the Copepods Acartia and Eurytemora Differ When Grown on Food of Varying N:P Ratios
Katie Bentley
University of Maryland
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

The Form of Nitrogen Alters Total Chlorophyll, the Composition of Phytoplankton, and Total Productivity: Experimental Results and Implications for the 2014 Spring Bloom
Patricia Glibert
University of Maryland
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Physiological Assessment of the “Bad Suisun” Phenomenon: Nutrient-Phytoplankton Interactions
Mine Berg
Applied Marine Sciences
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Heavy Hitters in the San Francisco Bay Phytoplankton Community - Diatoms, Dinoflagellates, and Cryptophytes
Tara Schraga
USGS
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Does San Francisco Bay have a Harmful Algal Bloom Problem?
Raphael Kudela
UC Santa Cruz
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Examining Long-Term Phytoplankton Monitoring Data in the San Francisco Estuary: What Changes Have Occurred?
Anthony Malkassian
SFEI & UC Santa Cruz
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

What Caused the Diatom Decline in Suisun Bay after 1986?
Lisa Lucas
USGS
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

The Suisun Bay Problem: Food Quality or Food Quantity?
James Cloern
USGS
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Thursday, October 30th

Connecting Process Understanding, Field Observations, and Management Needs to Develop Mercury Cycling Models for the Delta and Yolo Bypass
Jamie Anderson
DWR
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Addressing the Delta Methylmercury Conundrum - Prioritizing Nonpoint Source Management Practices for On-site and Receiving Water Objectives
Stephen McCord
McCord Environmental, Inc.
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Too Much or Too Little? Assessing the Impact of Reduced Nutrient Loading from Wastewater Effluent on Foodweb Dynamics in the Delta
Tamara Kraus
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

No Skeletons in this Closet - Identifying Key Drivers of Methylmercury Reductions in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the Delta Region
Charles Hardy
West Yost Associates
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Using Permanent Wetlands as Polishing Ponds to Remove MeHg: Results of a Large Scale Replicated Field Experiment at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Wesley Heim
MLML
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Understanding Nitrogen Assimilation and Inhibition in Cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa: Implications for Cyanobacterial Bloom Development in the San Francisco Delta
Jamie Lee
Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Ecotoxicological Effects of Microplastic and Priority Pollutants in a Bay-Delta Food Chain
Chelsea Rochman
UC Davis
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

The Future of Microcystis spp. in the San Francisco Estuary Delta: Investigations into the Role of Temperature and Salinity Tolerance on Growth
Allison Johnson
Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

The Distribution, Ecology and Genetics of Microcystis Blooms Throughout the San Francisco Bay Delta
Timothy Otten
UNC at Chapel Hill
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Pesticide Mixture Toxicity Assessments Differ Between Single Species Tests and Mesocosm Studies
Simone Hasenbein
UC Davis
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

It’s the Economy, Stupid: How the Great Recession May Increase the Risk of Shipping-Mediated Introductions of Nonindigenous Species into the San Francisco Bay-Delta
Chris Scianni
SLC
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Projected Impacts of Climate, Urbanization, and Water Management on Waterfowl Habitats and Ecology in California
Elliott Matchett
USGS
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Josue Medellin-Azuara
UC Davis
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Ensuing Delta Wetland Restoration Heightens Water Quality Concerns for Southern California… or Not?
Robert Eckard
UC Davis
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Operational Ecosystem Modeling to Support Adaptive Management - Lessons from 40 Years of Decision Support for the Great Lakes
John Wolfe
LimnoTech
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Reconciling Fish, Farms and Fowl on the Yolo Bypass
Robyn Suddeth
UC Davis
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Fish, Farms, and Fowl on the Yolo Bypass: Measuring the Benefits and Impacts of Floodplain Restoration
Katie Jagt
American Rivers
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Measuring the Compatibility of Agricultural Crops with Periodic Floodplain Inundation on the Lower San Joaquin River
Alejo Kraus-Polk
UC Davis & American Rivers
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Building Capacity for Multi-Benefit Water Management: Governance Arrangements in California’s Integrated Regional Water Management Process
Esther Conrad
UC Berkeley
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

The Untapped Potential of California's Water Supply:  Efficiency, Reuse, and Stormwater
Heather Cooley
Pacific Institute
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

 

Rooms 308-310:  Policy, Floodplains, and Toxics Rooms 308-310: Policy, Floodplains, and Toxics

Use of the Co-occurrence Pesticide Species Tool (CoPST) to Model Seasonal and Temporal Patterns of Pesticide Presence to Guide Water Quality Monitoring Timing and Location
Richard Breuer
SWRCB
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

A System of Autonomous Fixed Station Measurements Together with Synoptic Spatial Characterization Provide Insights into Dynamics of Organic Matter, Nutrients and Algal Pigments in the San Francisco Bay-Delta
Bryan Downing
USGS
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

The Use of DOC Surrogates to Measure DOC at two Municipal Intakes In the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta
Alexander Rabidoux
Solano County Water Agency
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

A Hybrid Coagulation-Wetland System Designed to Decrease DOC, Hg, and Nutrient Loads from Subsided Islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Sandra Bachand
Tetra Tech
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Radar Remote Sensing of Subsidence in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Priyanka Sharma
Jet Propulsion Lab, CIT
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Wednesday, October 29th

The Delta Science Plan
Peter Goodwin
Delta Science Program, DSC
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Interim Science Action Agenda
Lindsay Correa
Delta Science Program, DSC
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Delta Science Vision - Sustaining Data Integration Efforts while Taking Advantage of Constantly Evolving Technology
Rainer Hoenicke
Delta Stewardship Council
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Successful Business Models to Support Sustainable Technology Initiatives
Tony Hale
SFEI
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

A Restoration Hub for the Delta - Better Tools and Process for Science Based Restoration
Campbell Ingram
The Delta Conservancy
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Rice in the Delta - The Potential to Mitigate Subsidence and Enhance Sustainability
Philip Bachand
Tetra Tech
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

The Influence of Soil Total Carbon on Yield and Nitrogen Uptake in Continuously Flooded Rice Paddy Soils Dominated by Peat
Matthew Espe
UC Davis
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Interannual Variation in CO2 and CH4 Fluxes from a Rice Paddy in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California
Sara Knox
UC Berkeley
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Hydrologic and Water Quality Effects of Varying Land and Water-Management Strategies, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Seven Deverel
HydroFocus, Inc.
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Expanding Rice Farming in the Delta: Significance for GHG, Water Supply Reliability and Water Quality
Amy Merrill
Stillwater Sciences
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Insights from the Inland Sea: The Hydrology and Management of the Yolo Bypass Floodplain
Ted Sommer
DWR
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Yolo Bypass as a Source of Delta Phytoplankton: Not Just a Legend of the Fall?
Jared Frantzich
DWR
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Nutrient and Chlorophyll Concentrations in the Lower Yolo Bypass
Chris Foe
CVRWQCB
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Evaluation of Flow Thresholds and Their Effects on the Composition and Relative Abundance of Lower Trophic Biota in the Yolo Bypass, California, USA
Kristopher Jones
DWR
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

You are What You Eat: Isotope Forensic Science to Track Floodplain Rearing on the Yolo Bypass
Rachel Johnson
Cramer Fish Sciences & UC Davis
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Telemetry Studies of Adult Chinook Salmon and White Sturgeon in the Yolo Bypass
Myfanwy Johnston
UC Davis
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Who’s There? Genetic Tools Reveal Habitat-use by Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Yolo Bypass
Mariah Meek
UC Davis
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Managing Floodplain Productivity: Slow it Down, Spread it Out, Grow 'Em Up
Jacob Katz
Caltrout
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Depth and Flow:  Do Juvenile Salmon Demonstrate Preference on a Managed Agricultural Floodplain?
Lynn Takata
DWR
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Invertebrate Abundance and Colonization Pathways on a Managed Floodplain in the Yolo Bypass
Nicholas Corline
UC Davis
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Thursday, October 30th

Severe Storms and California’s Fragile Delta - Historical Impacts and a New Monitoring Network
Michael Dettinger
USGS & Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

The Next Generation of 21st Century Coastal Flood Maps for San Francisco Bay
Patrick Barnard
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

The Diminishing Odds of ‘Normal’ Snow Packs as California Warms
Dan Cayan
UCSD & USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Implications of Water Temperatures from Climate Change Projections for Delta Smelt in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California
Larry Brown
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Water Temperatures in the North Delta: What Does the Future Hold for Delta Smelt?
Tara Morgan-King
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Influence of Incomplete Capture on Fish Monitoring and Management: Problems and Solutions
James Peterson
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Incorporating Gear Evaluation Studies Data in a Delta Smelt Life Cycle Model (DSLCM)
Ken Newman
USFWS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Constructing Juvenile Chinook Salmon Abundance Indices from Beach Seine Data Collected within the San Francisco Estuary, CA
Joseph Kirsch
USFWS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Early Warning of Delta Smelt Movement During an Extreme Drought: Intensive Springtime Kodiak Trawling at Jersey Point
Leo Polansky
Consultant
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Compare and Contrast the Midwater and Otter Trawl of the Longfin Smelt San Francisco Bay Study
Shawn Acuña
MWD
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Using Whale Earplugs to Assess Chemical Profiles in Marine Ecosystems: Lifetime Contaminant Exposure and Hormone Profiles
Sascha Usenko
Baylor University
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

What do Contaminants Have to do with it? Lessons Learned from the Pelagic Organism Decline Investigations into Contaminant Effects on Fishes and Their Food Web
Randall Baxter
DFW
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Regulatory Challenges of Protecting Aquatic Life and Controlling Contaminants
Tessa Fojut
CVRWQCB
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Stormwater Transport of Urban and Agricultural Pesticides into Suisun Marsh
Donald Weston
UC Berkeley
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Contaminant-Related Thyroid Endocrine Disruption in California Fish
Jesus Reyes
Pacific Coast Environmental Conservancy
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Predicted Population Decline in Fish Due to Bifenthrin Exposure: Implications for Aquatic Ecosystems in the Bay-Delta
Susanne Brander
UNC, Wilmington
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Integration of both Exposure and Effect in a Complex Watershed
Debra Denton
USEPA
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Connecting Fish Tissue Selenium Concentrations to Sources and Exposure in a Dynamic Estuary: The Case of Sacramento Splittail
Robin Stewart
USGS
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Physiological Responses to High Water Temperature in Longfin Smelt and Delta Smelt
Ken Jeffries
UC Davis
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Characteristics of Suspended Solids affect Bifenthrin Toxicity to Calanoid Copepods of the San Francisco Estuary
Sarah Lesmeister
UC Davis
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

 

Rooms 311-313:  Climate Change, Restoration, and Policy Rooms 311-313: Climate Change, Restoration, and Policy

Tuesday, October 28th

How Can Climate Science Best Influence Public Policy In Era of Drought?
Sam Luoma
USGS (retired) & UC Davis
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Panel - Climate Science
Sam Luoma
USGS (retired) & UC Davis
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

The Delta's Fiscal Orphans: A Score Card
Ellen Hanak
PPIC
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Panel Discussion on Funding Solutions with Delta Science and Management Leaders
Jeffrey Mount
PPIC
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Wednesday, October 29th

Thirty-Five Years of Fish Studies in Suisun Marsh: Perspectives and Animations
Peter Moyle
UC Davis
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Fishes of Suisun Marsh: Trends and Connectivity
Teejay O'Rear
UC Davis
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Fishes of the North Delta: Trophic Pathways & Habitat Use
Matthew Young
UC Davis
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Hydrodynamics and Pelagic Productivity: Suisun Marsh and Cache Slough
Jacob Montgomery
UC Davis
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Passive and Active Restoration of Tidal Habitat in Suisun Marsh
Brian Williamson
UC Davis
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

The Baylands and Climate Change: What We Can Do
Letitia Grenier
Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Baylands Habitat Evolution: How Sea Level Rise and Other Drivers of Change May Change the Bay
Jeremy Lowe
ESA
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Managing for Uncertainty - Maximizing Resilience of Plant and Animal Populations in the Face of Climate Change and Other Stressors
Nadav Nur
Point Blue Conservation Science
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

The Role of Carbon in the Development and Management of the Baylands
John Callaway
USF
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Connection and Transgression: Designing a Dynamic Upland-Estuarine Transition Zone at Rush Ranch
Christina Toms
ESA
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Experimental Adaptation Pilot Projects: Results to Date from Living Shoreline Reefs, Active Tidal Marsh Revegetation, and High Tide Refuge Island Construction
Marilyn Latta
SCC
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Addressing Climate Change in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
John Bourgeois
SCC
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

San Francisco Bayshores: Patterns of Transformation, Migration, and Resilience
Julie Beagle
SFEI
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Delta Landscape Metrics: Creating a Spatial Framework to Inform Restoration Planning
Robin Grossinger
SFEI
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM Abstract Maven's Notebook

Framework to Integrate Compliance and Effectiveness Monitoring for Water Quality and Habitat Conservation Plans
Josh Collins
SFEI-ASC
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Aligning Policy, Regulation and Management with Habitat and Community Resilience Goals in the Bay and Delta (Moderator: Matt Gerhart)
Joe LaClair
BCDC
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Thursday, October 30th

Using Scenarios to Support Climate-Smart Adaptation for the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project
Samuel Veloz
Point Blue Conservation Science
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Lessons Learned in Large Scale Environmental Restoration Project Management and Scale Dependent Alternatives Assessment
Charles Rowney
ACR, LLC
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Evaluation of Restoration Actions in the San Joaquin River using Ecosystem Diagnosis & Treatment
Chip McConnaha
ICF International
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Immediate Fish Response to Salmonid Rearing Habitat Enhancement in the Spawning Reach of a Highly Altered Central Valley Stream
Andrea Fuller
FISHBIO
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Managing for Changing Tides: Restoring a Tidal Marsh in an Urbanized Area
Katherine Dudney
URS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

How Do Restoration Site Characteristics, Plant Caging, and Parental Source Affect Native Pacific Cordgrass (Spartina foliosa) Establishment?
Whitney Thornton
SF Estuary Invasive Spartina Project
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Blacklock Restoration Project in Suisun Marsh - 5 Years of Post-Breach Monitoring
Kristin Garrison
DWR
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Lessons Learned from Community-Based Restoration of Transition Zone Habitat
Donna Ball
Save The Bay
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Optimizing Island Nesting Habitat for Waterbirds Breeding in Wetlands of San Francisco Bay
Alex Hartman
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Quantifying Greenhouse Gas (CO2, CH4, N2O) Release via Ebullition in Restored Delta Wetlands
Gavin McNicol
UC Berkeley
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Conundrum: Understanding Native Fish Functions of Emergent Tidal Marsh Restoration in a Highly Altered Landscape Largely Devoid of Tidal Marsh
Stuart Siegel
ESA
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Value of Wetlands to Aquatic Foodwebs and Fish
Bruce Herbold
Estuarine Ecology Consultant
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Direct and Indirect Effects of Large-Scale Restoration and Implications for Science and Management
Chris Enright
Delta Science Program
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Conceptual Model of Fish Benefits of Tidal Marshes, Food Webs, and Linkages to Adjacent Habitats
Denise De Carion
UC Davis
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Unraveling Sources of Food Web Support in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta's Marsh Ecosystems Using Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Multiple Stable Isotopes
Emily Howe
University of Washington
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Ecosystem-Scale Rates of Primary Production Within Wetland Habitats of the Northern San Francisco Estuary
Risa Cohen
Georgia Southern University
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Nutrient and Organic Carbon Cycling Processes in Tidal Marshes and Shallow Water Habitats
Brian Bergamaschi
USGS
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

The Utilization of Tidal Marshes by Fishes of the Upper San Francisco Estuary
Matt Nobriga
USFWS
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Linking Tidal Marshes, Open Water, and Novel Ecosystems for Fish Recovery in the Upper San Francisco Estuary
Peter Moyle
UC Davis
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

Delta ISB Review of BDCP Documents, Particularly Regarding Reliance on Habitat Restoration
Tracy Collier
Delta Independent Science Board
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract
Maven's Notebook

 

Room 314:  Modeling and Physical Science Room 314: Modeling and Physical Science

Tuesday, October 28th

Natural Delta Hydrodynamic Model Development
John DeGeorge
Resource Management Assoc., Inc.
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Reducing Hydrodynamic Complexity in Junctions and the Challenge of Producing Accurate Lagrangian Simulations
Jon Burau
USGS
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Reducing Uncertainty in Design of in-Delta Sampling Experiments Using Particle-Tracking Models
Marianne Guerin
Resource Management Assoc., Inc.
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Temperature Dynamics in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, CA
Karla Gleichauf
Stanford University
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Multi-Species Effects Analysis & Ecological Flow Criteria: Lessons from Application of the Ecological Flows Tool (EFT) to Water Planning Efforts in the Delta & Sacramento River
Clint Alexander
ESSA Technologies Ltd
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

What if We Could Start Over: Large Landscape Scale, 2D Hydrodynamic Modeling of Sacramento Valley "What if" Floodway Scenarios
Chris Bowles
cbec eco engineering
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Numerical Modeling of Sediment Dispersal Following Dredged Material Placements to Examine Possible Augmentation of the Sediment Supply to Marshes and Mudflats in Far South San Francisco Bay
Craig Conner
USACE
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Modeling the Benefits of Yolo Bypass Restoration Actions on Chinook Salmon
Paul Bergman
Cramer Fish Sciences
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Use of Daily Historical Data and a Daily Reservoir Model to Evaluate Adaptive Implementation of Alternative Reservoir Operations
Russ Brown
ICF International
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

The Delta Salinity Gradient (DSG) Model
Paul Hutton
MWD
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Wednesday, October 29th

North Delta Hydrodynamics from a Fish Perspective
Rachel Johnson
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Estimating Habitat Based Movement and Mortality of Winter-Run Chinook in the Central Valley
Noble Hendrix
QEDA Consulting LLC
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

How Do Habitat Restoration, Flow, and Temperature Affect Salmon and Steelhead Populations? Conclusions from an Individual-Based Model
Steven Railsback
Lang Railsback & Assoc.
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Where and Why are the Fish? Investigating the Relationship between Hydrodynamic Complexity and Delta Smelt Abundance in Suisun Bay
Aaron Bever
Delta Modeling Associates, Inc.
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

DSM2 PTM, an Open Source Platform for Delta Fish Migration Behavior Research and Model Development
Xiaochun Wang
DWR
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

An Historical Perspective of Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen: Changes in Wastewater Loads and Water Quality in Lower South San Francisco Bay, 1957-2013
Simret Yigzaw
SJ-SC Regional Wastewater Facility
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Trends and Environmental Implications of X2 in Northern San Francisco Bay, 1988-2012
Ivy Huang
Stanford University
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

The Effect, or Lack Thereof, of Sediment Supply and Deposition on Subsequent Fall Turbidity in Suisun Bay
David Schoellhamer
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM Abstract

Status and Implications of Stormwater Quality Monitoring in the Cache Slough Watershed (2010-2014)
Lucas Paz
Arcadis-US, Inc
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

South San Francisco Bay: Status, Trends, and a 21st Century Baseline
Mélanie Raimonet
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Tracing Nitrate and Ammonium Dynamics within the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Confluence Region Using Stable Isotopes
Megan Young
USGS
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Salinity and Flow Variability in Suisun Bay during FLaSH
Liv Herdman
Stanford University
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Real-Time Water Quality Mapping in the Cache Slough Complex: High Resolution Data across Space and Time
Elizabeth Stumpner
USGS
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Application of an Estuary Model to Quantify Factors Contributing to Low Dissolved Oxygen Conditions in the San Joaquin River Deep Water Ship Channel
Mary Kay Camarillo
University of the Pacific
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Bay-Delta Sediment Quality: Relationship to CA Sediment Quality Objectives
Steven Bay
SCCWRP
1:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Abstract

The Contribution of Sacramento Valley Rice Systems to Methylmercury in the Sacramento River
Christy Tanner
UC Davis
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Using  Biosentinels to Assess Mercury Risk in Wetland Restoration Projects
April Robinson
SFEI
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

The Potential Influence of Pyrethroids, Metals, and Sediment Characteristics on Benthic Communities in Cache Slough
Lenwood Hall
University of Maryland
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Concentrations and Loads of Current-Use Pesticides Entering the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta May 2012-April 2013
James Orlando
USGS
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

A Multi-Year Temporal and Spatial Evaluation of Pyrethroid Concentrations and Biological Effects in the Lower American River
Stephen Clark
Pacific EcoRisk
3:35 PM - 5:15 PM
Abstract

Thursday, October 30th

Using Process-Level Science on Peat Formation to Inform Wetland Restoration
Judith Drexler
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Evaluating the Influence of Suspended Sediment Concentrations on Marsh Resiliency for Three Marsh Accretion Models in San Francisco Bay
Lisa Schile
SF Bay NERR
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Sediment Flux between San Francisco Bay Shallows and Marshes
Jessica Lacy
USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Mitigating Wave-induced Erosion with Vegetation on Breached Delta Wetlands Levees
Matt Brennan
ESA
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Sea-Level Rise Impacts on Salt Marsh Vegetation in the San Francisco Bay Estuary
Christopher Janousek
Oregon State University and USGS
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Abstract

Estuarine Tidal Flat Evolution at Decadal and Seasonal Time Scales
Bruce Jaffe
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Hydraulic and Geomorphic Processes in an Overbank Flood Along a Gravel-Bed, Meandering, River: Implications for Chute Formation
Lee Harrison
NOAA
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Subsurface Flow through a Gravel River Bar: Physical Controls to Suitable Spawning Habitat for Chinook Salmon (O. tshawytscha) in the San Joaquin River Basin
Erin Bray
UC Berkeley
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Effects of Human Alterations on the Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California
Mathieu Marineau
USGS
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Exploring the Complex Couplings between Environmental Drivers and Greenhouse Gas Exchange in Restored Delta Wetlands
Cove Sturtevant
UC Berkeley
10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract

Yolo Bypass Widening into the Elkhorn Basin: A Multi-Benefit Opportunity for Flood Control, Floodplain Habitat and Fish Passage
Jai Singh
cbec eco engineering
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

An Integrative Approach to Modeling Effects of Reactivation of River Migration on Aquatic and Floodplain Habitats
Glen Leverich
Stillwater Sciences
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Background Quality of Delta Island Soil and Ground Water and the Implications for Reusing Dredged Sediments
Steven Michelson
Applied Water Resources
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Post-Cyclic Behavior of Sherman Island Peat
Ali Shafiee
UCLA
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Subsidence and Levee Movement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Application of Radar Imaging to a Region-Wide Levee Assessment
Cathleen Jones
Jet Propulsion Lab, CIT
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Abstract

Predation in the North Delta: Tales from the Digestive Goo
Brian Schreier
DWR
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Predator Densities and Associated Salmonid Smolt Mortality around Water Diversions
Cyril Michel
UC Santa Cruz
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Making the Connection between Fish Predation Hot Spots and Regional Hydrodynamics
Nancy Monsen
Stanford Univesity
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Interactive Effects of Habitat Alterations and a Non-Native Predator, Striped Bass, on Native Juvenile Salmon Mortality
Megan Sabal
NOAA Fisheries
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract

Using a Predator Density Manipulation Study to Quantify Salmon Smolt Predation in the San Joaquin River
Joseph Smith
University of Washington
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Abstract