Response of Waterbird Breeding Effort, Nest Success, and Mercury Concentrations in Eggs and Fish to Wetland Management

In cooperation with the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, we experimentally manipulated water levels in pond A12 to examine the response of waterbird breeding effort and nest success, and assess the unintended consequence of this management action on the bioaccumulation of m

Impact of Salt Pond Restoration on California Gull Displacement and Predation on Breeding Waterbirds - Annual Report 2010

Our objectives are to determine the impact of gulls on breeding snowy plovers and Forster’s terns.; Color-mark California gulls at A6 to determine potential nesting distributions after restoration of A6.; Continue our California gull colony surveys to document current population size.

The Effects of Wetland Restoration on Mercury Bioaccumulation in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: Using the Biosentinel Toolbox to Monitor Changes Across Multiple Habitats and Spatial Scales

The project was initiated in April 2010, and to date has included four sampling events of surface water (April, May, June/July, and August 2010) and five sampling events of biota (April, May, June/July, August, and September 2010) and three sampling events for surface sediment (May, June/July, an