You are here

Dec. 6 Brown Bag – Food Webs of the Delta, Suisun Bay, and Suisun Marsh

One of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST


Park Tower Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814


Larry Brown, Ph.D., Research Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey


Restoration efforts that benefit native ecosystems in the Delta require an in-depth understanding of food webs. For instance:


  • What-eats-what in the Delta?
  • How are aquatic food webs shaped by different landscapes?
  • How have these consumer-resource systems changed from historical to present conditions?


Dr. Brown will discuss these questions while reviewing the current understanding of food webs in the Delta. He will draw from his recent report that's rincluded in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016.


This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series showcasing the State of Bay-Delta Science 2016. Coordinated by the Delta Stewardship Council, State of Bay-Delta Science is series of 15 publications that summarize our current scientific understanding of the Bay-Delta.


To view the informational flyer, please click here.

To read the peer-reviewed article published in SFEWS, please click here.

Click below to view the video from the seminar.



Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)