Science activity
Science activity #49812, updated 29 April 2022

Hydrodynamic Influences on the Food Webs of Restoring Tidal Wetlands

Description / purpose

Funding will be use to implement targeted studies that examine the effect of hydrogeomorphology and biogeochemistry on aquatic habitat and resident fish. Increased knowledge of how physical processess drive fish and trophic interactions is imperative to the success of potential restoration projects in the region. Objectives are to evaluate and map the physical and hydrodynamic characteristics of the study sloughs;evaluate the effects of elevation and sea level rise;create a network of water quality stations to measure differences in slough functions;evaluate the influence of flow and tide on food production in sloughs and tidal wetlands;charaterize differences and evaluate how slough restoration effects food productions;evaluate fish community composition;evaluate fish response to habitat differences;evaluate fish use of wetlands as nursery habitats;develop recommendations for improving design of tidal wetland restoration projects to increase food availability for juvenile native fishes;evaluate the influence of flow and tide on trophic dynamics in sloughs and tidal wetlands;and characterize differences and evaluate how slough condition affects food production.

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Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2016)
  • In progress / Ongoing (0 - 0)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $867,235

Label Value
Contract # or labor code None
Implementing organization California Department of Fish and Wildlife [CDFW]
Funding organization California Department of Fish and Wildlife [CDFW]
Funding Source California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW - Prop 1
Date of award 2016
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $867,235
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Not provided

Location

Subbasins
Delta regions

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