The California Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta hosts many unique ecosystems and forms the hub of California’s water supply. The invasion of aquatic weeds threatens ecosystems, impedes restoration efforts, and is economically and sociologically detrimental to the Delta.
|NASA Ames Research Center|
|California Dept of Parks & Recreation - Division of Boating & Waterways|
|California Dept of Food & Agriculture|
|Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy|
|University of California, Davis|
|Local mosquito vector control districts|
|General areas of study|
|Weed mapping tools|
|Management techniques and strategies|
|Weed effects on ecosystems, native plants, and water quality|
|Biological control agents|
|Effects of weeds on mosquito populations|
UC Weed Science blog
Aquatic weed may reduce survival of mosquito larvae
Posted 6/9/2017 - Mosquito research by Maribel Portilla and Sharon Lawler recently included an experiment on how Egeria, or Brazilian water weed, affects mosquito populations. Egeria is a submersed aquatic weed that can cause problems in channels and irrigation waterways....
Quantifying efficacy of submersed aquatic vegetation management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Posted 5/8/2017 - Micheal Finnell is an Environmental / GIS Assistant with California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways. OBJECTIVES To provide quantitative metrics of herbicide treatment efficacy for the Division of Boating and Waterways' Submersed...
New biological control agent targeting arundo released and established in Delta watersheds
Posted 4/7/2017 - The giant invasive grass arundo (Arundo donax), one of the weeds targeted under the USDA-ARS-funded Delta Region Areawide Aquatic Weed Project (DRAAWP), has been re-acquainted with one of its natural enemies imported from arundo's native range. A tiny...
Mark your calendars for a one-day science symposium on Invasive Species at UC Davis on August 29 co-sponsored by the Delta Interagency Invasive Species Coordination (DIISC) Team, the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program, and UC Davis. Please see the announcement for details.
Dr. Lars Anderson will be teaching "Biology and Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants" at UC Davis in fall quarter 2017. This will be a new course (?), Plant Sciences 178.