Speakers Dr. Joe Fleskes and Elliott Matchett, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, will discuss their CA LCC supported project that is investigating the projected impacts of climate, urbanization, and water supply management on the habitats and ecology of waterbirds in California's Central Valley.
The project has adapted a water management model to more accurately represent water needs of waterbird habitat in the Central Valley. After applying that model to estimate area of waterbird habitat that can be managed using projected water supplies, avian bioenergetics models are used to evaluate adequacy of food supplies for Central Valley Joint Venture goal waterfowl populations under each climate, urbanization, and water supply management scenario.
This project illustrates a method that waterbird conservation managers can use to evaluate impacts of climate change and proposed changes in water supply management on their habitat planning and sheds light on future management needs for Central Valley waterbird species and habitats.
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Click here for more information on this project.


Photo Credit: Melinda Fawver

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Conservation Design & Planning