California Freshwater Fish Laboratory
University of California
California Freshwater Fish Laboratory

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Climate change predictions and management options from coupled watershed and salmon population dynamics models

Presentation at Southeastern Water Pollution Biologists Annual Meeting.  Nashville, TN. Nov. 16, 2011.

Researchers Find Salmon Vital To Biodiversity in California

Interviewed by Joe Rubin, Capital Public Radio, for radio story about salmon, climate change, and the importance of salmon to the food web. Oct. 27, 2011. Online link to story transcript and photos.

Climate Change Threatens California Salmon

Interviewed by Joe Rubin, Capital Public Radio, for radio story about salmon and climate change. Oct. 13, 2011. Online link to story transcript and photos.

Climate change predictions and management options from coupled watershed and salmon population dynamics models

Spring-run Chinook Salmon in Quartz Bowl Pool, Butte Creek, CA. Photo by Allen Harthorn.
Consequences of Global Climate Change: Water Quality Impacts, Ecological Impacts, and Nonlinear Responses. US Environmental Protection Agency meeting, Washington, DC, Sept. 22, 2011. Thompson_Moyle_Butte_EPA_20Sept2011

Is the End of Salmon Near? Chinook salmon could vanish from rivers by the century's end, models show

Interviewed by Emily Sohn, Discovery News, for online article about salmon and climate change. Sept. 14, 2011.

Fish in hot water pose tough dilemma

Interviewed by Andy Extance for Simple Climate blog article about salmon and climate change. Sept. 10, 2011.

Climate change predictions and management options from coupled watershed and salmon population dynamics models

DeSabla Dam, Butte Creek, CA. Photo by Lisa Thompson
American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Sept. 8, 2011. AFS_Seattle_2011_SR_ButteCk_8Sept2011c

Pulsed-flow impacts on stream fishes: What do we know? What are the knowledge gaps and synthesis needs?

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American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Sept. 8, 2011.  AFS_Seattle_2011_PulsedFlow_8Sept2011_ForWeb

Salmon, climate change, and effects of water management adaptations

Interviewed by Joe Rubin, Capital Public Radio, about study results. Sept. 7, 2011.

Salmon, climate change, and water management

Interviewed by Cynthia Elkins, KMUD radio, (Redwood Community Radio) about study results. Sept. 2, 2011.

Warming streams could be the end for salmon

Interviewed by Andy Fell for press release about study results, UC Davis News and Information. Sept. 1, 2011.

Restoration Ecology: Rivers and Streams

Maintaining PIT antenna on Pine Creek, CA. Spring 2011. Photo by Teresa Pustejovsky.
Lecture in WFC 10 (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation), Restoration of Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout in Pine Creek, CA. May 25, 2011

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Suisun Marsh in the 21st Century: A Landscape of Change & Opportunity

Suisun Marsh waterfowl, 2007. Photo by Lisa Thompson
CABA Seminar Series. UC Davis, May 23, 2011. Coordinated by the Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA). Co-sponsored by the Delta Science Program (formerly CALFED Bay-Delta Program) and UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

Link to online videos of all symposium presentations

Gold Mining Rules

South Fork Yuba River gold fields. Photo by Lisa Thompson

Interview, KQED Radio, Gold Mining Rules. May 9, 2011.

Use of SALMOD and WEAP to simulate salmon response to changes in climate, water flow, temperature, and management: Case study for spring-run Chinook salmon in Butte Creek, California

Butte Creek, CA (canyon). Photo by Lisa Thompson
Presentation to resource agencies at Salmonid Integrated Life Cycle Models Workshop. Sacramento, CA. Apr. 13, 2011

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Southern steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), hard woody debris, and temperature: predicting climate change effects in a California central coast watershed

Large wood, Salinas River watershed. Photo by Lisa Thompson.
Poster, American Fisheries Society conference. Folsom, CA. Mar. 31, 2011

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Southern steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), hard woody debris, and temperature: predicting climate change effects in a California central coast watershed

Juvenile southern steelhead trout, in Salinas River tributary. Photo by Jenna Voss.
Poster, Salmonid Restoration Federation conference. San Luis Obispo, CA. Mar. 25, 2011

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Climate change adaptations to prevent loss of aquatic ecosystem services: Case study for spring-run Chinook salmon in Butte Creek, California

Spring-run Chinook Salmon spawners in Butte Creek, CA. Photo by Lisa Thompson
Salmonid Restoration Federation conference. San Luis Obispo, CA. Mar. 25, 2011

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Inland Waters: Lakes and Streams

Clear Lake and sailboat, Sept. 24, 2007
Lecture in WFC 50 (Natural History of California's Wild Vertebrates), Inland Waters Biome. Jan. 11, 2011

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Climate Change and Spring-run Chinook Salmon in California: Predictions of Salmon Responses in Butte Creek, CA from Coupled Watershed and Population Dynamics Models

DeSabla Dam, Butte Creek, CA. Photo by Lisa Thompson
California Energy Commission. Sacramento, CA. Dec. 3, 2010

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Restoration Ecology: Rivers and Streams

Pine Creek redd survey - PIT antenna. May 12, 2008. Photo by Lisa Thompson
Lecture in WFC 10 (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation), Restoration of Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout in Pine Creek, CA. Nov. 29, 2010

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Salmon and Climate Change

Spring-run Chinook Salmon spawners in Butte Creek, CA after re-location, 2010. Photo by Lisa Thompson
Salmon and Climate Change: Climate change may cause the local extinction of Chinook salmon, but changes in water management may sustain salmon for decades longer.

Poster, Governors’ Global Climate Summit, UC Davis, Nov. 14, 2010.

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Climate Change and Spring-run Chinook Salmon in California: Predictions of Salmon Responses in Butte Creek, CA from Coupled Watershed and Population Dynamics Models

Butte Creek, CA (rapid). Photo by Lisa Thompson
Bay-Delta Science Conference. Sacramento, CA. Sept. 29, 2010.

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Role of hardwood in forming habitat for southern California steelhead

Santa Rosa Creek, Cambria, CA. Photo by Lisa Thompson
Presentation to Santa Rosa Creek Watershed Group. Cambria, CA. Sept. 21, 2010.

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Wilderness First Aid: Stabilizing Spring-sun Chinook salmon while we work toward recovery

Spring-run Chinook Salmon carcass in Butte Creek, CA. Photo by Lisa Thompson
Keynote. Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Symposium, Chico, CA. July 22, 2010

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Effects of Ocean Environment and Climate Change on Salmon in the Sacramento River

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Presentation to Danville Methodist Church Mens’ Group. Danville, CA. July 17, 2010

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Native Fish Trends in California’s Largest Natural Lake – Clear Lake

Hitch spawning in Clear Lake tributary. Mar. 26, 2008. Photo by Lisa Thompson
Poster, Natural Resources Coordinating Conference. June 28, 2010 (with Greg Giusti)

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Restoration Ecology: Rivers and Streams

Tagging Eagle Lake rainbow trout. Apr. 5, 2008
Lecture in WFC 10 (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation), Restoration of Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout in Pine Creek, CA. May 26, 2010

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Working The Land - Fish Biologist

Lisa Thompson in snorkeling gear, South Fork American River, CA. Photo by Stpehanie Locher
America’s Heartland TV show (KVIE). May 12, 2010

Link to online video from TV program

Effects of Ocean Environment and Climate Change on Salmon in the Sacramento River

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 Presentation to Danville Old Crows Mens’ Group. Danville, CA. Apr. 22, 2010

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Climate change and Butte Creek Spring-run Chinook salmon: Predictions and management options from coupled watershed and population dynamics models

Spring-run Chinook Salmon in Butte Creek, CA. Photo by Lisa Thompson
American Fisheries Society/Salmonid Restoration Federation joint conference, Redding, CA. March 11-13, 2010

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California Spring-run Chinook Salmon: Where are they at? Where are they going?

Spring-run Chinook Salmon in Quartz Bowl Pool, Butte Creek, CA. Photo by Allen Harthorn.
American Fisheries Society/Salmonid Restoration Federation joint conference, Redding, CA. March 11-13, 2010

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Fish and Water Quality

Adult Delta smelt. Photo by Dave Giordano.
Lecture in SAS 8/ERS 8 - Water Quality at Risk, Feb. 16, 2010

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How ocean conditions and climate affect Central Valley Chinook salmon

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Presentation to the Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum. Williams, CA. Jan. 27, 2010

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Inland Waters: Lakes and Streams

Clear Lake, Sept. 24, 2007
Lecture in WFC 50 (Natural History of California's Wild Vertebrates), Inland Waters Biome. Jan. 12, 2010

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Restoration Ecology: Rivers and Streams

Pine Creek rainbow in upper watershed, 2007
Lecture in WFC 10 (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation), Restoration of Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout in Pine Creek, CA. Nov. 30, 2009

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Niche and Habitat: Salmon and Steelhead

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Lecture in WFC 10 (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation). 15 October 2008

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