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Main Title Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta historical ecology investigation : exploring pattern and process /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Whipple, Alison
Publisher San Francisco Estuary Institute,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 809278501
ISBN 9780615942186; 0615942180
Subjects Estuarine ecology--California--Delta Region ; Floodplain ecology--California--Delta Region ; Riparian ecology--California--Delta Region ; Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary (Calif) ; California--Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  QH 541.5 .E8 S23 2012 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/12/2014
Collation xxix, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
"August 2012." Project web site also has GIS data for ESRI ArcMap 10 available. Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-408).
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Methodology for reconstructing early 1800s conditions -- 3. Regional summary -- 4. Central Delta : where tides dominate -- 5. North Delta : where flood basins flank rivers -- 6. South Delta : where riverine flood plains meet the tides -- 7. References. "This historical reconstruction documents patterns of variation and extent of habitat types throughout the Delta for improved understanding of species support functions and controlling physical processes within the native landscape. Knowing how different parts of the vast historical Delta looked and functioned provides needed information for future restoration strategies. Given the extensive changes to the Delta, the goal of the project is not to create a literal template from which to recreate the historical Delta. Rather the objective is to understand how large-scale restoration can support an ecosystem in the future Delta that reflects functions to which native species are adapted. This involves recognizing physical gradients along which ecosystems can adapt as the Delta continues to change."--Project web site.