Science activity
Science activity #49879, updated 29 April 2022

Environmental geochemistry and tidal wetland support of pelagic food webs

Description / purpose

This project aims to characterize and quantify where detrital material (decaying plant matter) originates within wetlands, the composition of that material, and how export of detrital particles occurs. This project will combine powerful characterization tools and techniques that scale from molecules to ecosystems to assess spatial and temporal trends in particle sources, species and composition. Because restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will fundamentally alter particle distribution and food availability for aquatic organisms, this study will inform habitat restoration efforts and the revival of native fish populations. The tools developed and adapted for this project may inform management response during extreme conditions and climate events by helping to identify areas that may act as refugia for species.

Linked science activities

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Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2020)
  • In progress / Ongoing (2020 - 2022)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $129,800

Label Value
Contract # or labor code None
Implementing organization University of California - Davis [UC Davis]
Funding organization State Water Contractors [SWC]
Funding Source Delta Stewardship Council - General Fund
Date of award 2020-05-01
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $129,800
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award


Delta regions

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Products and outputs

Type Title Products Description Impact
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