"One of California's most remarkable wetlands, Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal marsh on the West Coast and a major feature of the San Francisco Estuary. This productive and unique habitat supports endemic species, is a nursery for native fishes, and is a vital link for migratory waterfowl. The marsh has been influenced by humans for its entire 6000-year history and human actions will have significant impacts as sea level rises and cultural values shift in the century ahead. This study includes in-depth information about the ecological and human history of Suisun Marsh, its abiotic and biotic characteristics, agents of ecological change, and alternative futures facing this ecosystem. "-- Introduction / Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler -- Historical ecology / Amber D. Manfree -- Physical processes and geomorphic features / Christopher Enright -- Shifting mosaics : vegetation of Suisun Marsh / Brenda J. Grewell, Peter R. Baye, and Peggy L. Fiedler -- Waterfowl ecology and management / Joshua T. Ackerman, Mark P. Herzog, Gregory S. Yarris, Michael L. Casazza, Edward Burns, and John M. Eadie -- Terrestrial vertebrates / Alison N. Weber-Stover and Peter B. Moyle -- Fishes and aquatic macroinvertebrates / Teejay A. O'Rear and Peter B. Moyle -- Suisun Marsh today : agents of change / Stuart W. Siegel -- Alternative futures for Suisun Marsh / Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, Peggy L. Fiedler, and Teejay A. O'Rear.