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On March 18, 2011, the journal Marine & Freshwater Research, published by Australia's national science agency CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), issued a special compendium on Conservation Management of Rivers and Wetlands under Climate Change. Scientists from the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences were invited to contribute to this international effort to bring attention to the combined impacts of climate altered hydrology and ecosytem response to water management actions. After rigorous peer review, a paper contributed by Dr. Joshua Viers and David Rheinheimer, a Doctoral Candidate in the Departement of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was selected for the special issue. Their contribution Freshwater conservation options for a changing climate in California’s Sierra Nevada.


A key team member of the Center for Watershed Sciences -- Scott Ligare, a graduate student in Civil & Environmental Engineering -- participated in a recreation flow study on the Middle Fork American River.


Dr. Sarah Null presented her research on river temperature impacts of climate warming in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains at DISCCRS from March 13 – 20 at Saguaro Ranch in Mesa, Arizona. The aim of DISCCRS (DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch) is to foster interdisciplinary work by connecting young researchers to develop creative solutions to problems relating to climate change.


As a visiting scholar at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Doctoral Candidate David Rheinheimer will present his ongoing research into hydropower optimization on September 17.

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