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Ecosystem Services in Delta Science: First in a Series of Three Brown Bag Seminars

Studies in Ecosystem Services estimate the ways ecosystems benefit us, be it by providing food, regulating floods, or creating a feeling of wellbeing. This series will explore the ways that ecosystem services can be used in land use planning, management decisions, and scientific research with a focus on the Delta. Access the informational flyer for this brown bag series here.


Seminar 1 - Towards multi-functional resilient landscapes: environmental heterogeneity as a bridge among diverse ecosystem services

Wednesday, January 17th 12:00 –1:00 p.m.


Iryna Dronova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Dr. Dronova will speak about her research on the dynamics of wetland vegetation and ecosystem services in the Delta. This talk will focus on the impact of complex, multi-functional landscapes on ecosystem services, management, and planning.


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)