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
How aquatic weeds affect costs to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Posted 8/7/2017 - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is one of the agencies responsible for operating a facility that pumps water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta into the California Aqueduct. The California Aqueduct pumps water for uses south of the facilities....
Feeding frenzy? Testing the ability of endangered and threatened fish species in the Delta to feed on waterhyacinth biocontrol agents
Posted 7/27/2017 - Biological control of water hyacinth in the Delta is being developed as part of an integrated, adaptive management plan for sustainable, long-term control of water hyacinth. Water hyacinth is one of the most troublesome floating aquatic weeds in the...
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....
Abstracts are due soon for the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference.
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.