Our research goals are to provide the scientific information, knowledge, and tools required to ensure that decisions about land and resource use, management practices, and future development in the coastal zone and adjacent watersheds can be evaluated with a complete understanding of the probable effects on coastal ecosystems and communities, and a full assessment of their vulnerability to natural and human-driven changes.
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Providing unique data for investigating questions related to both controls on bed sediment grain size and grain-size controls on resuspension processes
Effects of large-scale dam removal on the Carmel River system, and restoration efforts in Elkhorn Slough
First synchronous quantification of flow and suspended sediment dynamics at the field-scale
Working closely with partners to develop, calibrate and verify PCMSC's process-based, numerical model of hydrodynamics and sediment transport for the lower Columbia River, Columbia River Estuary, and adjacent coast
Developing tools for predicting the long-term geomorphic evolution of estuaries
Examining the cycling of sediment between channels, subtidal shallows, intertidal shallows, and marshes in San Francisco Bay
Investigating the vectors and timing of microbiological invasions and the subsequent dispersal of these non-native organisms due to sediment transport
Developing Foram-AMBI for biomonitoring in the Mediterranean: Species assignments to ecological categories - Marine Micropaleontology, 2017
Wave attenuation in the shallows of San Francisco Bay - Coastal Engineering 114
Bathymetric survey and digital elevation model of Little Holland Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California - USGS Open-File Report 2016-1093
Trend analyses with river sediment rating curves - Hydrological Processes
Sediment yields from small, steep coastal watersheds of California - Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies
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