A 350,000-year history of groundwater recharge in the southern Great Basin, USA

Nature Portfolio (Springer Nature) | March 31st, 2023


Estimating groundwater recharge under various climate conditions is important for predicting future freshwater availability. This is especially true for the water-limited

A 440-Year Reconstruction of Heavy Precipitation in California from Blue Oak Tree Rings

American Meteorological Society (AMS) | January 10th, 2023


The variability of water year precipitation and selected blue oak tree-ring chronologies in California are both dominated by heavy precipitation delivered during just a f

A 450-year record of environmental change from Castle Lake, California (USA), inferred from diatoms and organic geochemistry

Journal of Paleolimnology (Springer) | November 11th, 2020


A 39-cm sediment core from Castle Lake, California (USA) spans the last ~ 450 years and was analyzed for diatoms and organic geochemistry (δ15N, δ13C, and C:N), wi

A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 15th, 2016


This final report of the Delta Landscapes Project, A Delta Renewed, offers guidance for creating and maintaining landscapes that can provide desired ecological functi

A Delta Transformed: Ecological Functions, Spatial Metrics, and Landscape Change in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | October 1st, 2014


In A Delta Transformed, completed in 2014, SFEI researchers used the spatial data generated in the Delta Historical Ecology Investigation, as well as updated modern veget

A Historical Perspective of the Interagency Ecological Program: Bridging Multi-Agency Studies into Ecological Understanding of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Estuary for 40 Years

Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) | February 8th, 2013


The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) has been in existence in some form for almost 50 years. As the San Francisco Estuary evolved due to natural and man-caused pertur

Atmospheric circulation during Holocene lake stands in the Mojave Desert: evidence of regional climate change

Nature Portfolio (Springer Nature) | September 7th, 1989


It is commonly thought that the climate conditions that supported lakes over a period of years in the Mojave Desert in southern California, only existed before 8,

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