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Cancelled -Brown Bag – Are Shallower, Slower Habitats Necessarily “Greener”? How Clams Upend Conceptual Models Guiding Ecosystem Management in the Delta


**This event has been cancelled. Due to the recent government shutdown, Lisa Lucas will be unable to make this presentation as previously scheduled. However, this seminar will be rescheduled for a later date.**


Monday, October 7, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.
Cal/EPA Building
1001 “I” Street,
Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
Sacramento CA 95814

Lisa Lucas, Ph.D.

Lisa Lucas from USGS will be discussing two different conceptual models for enhancing phytoplankton productivity, the “Shallower is greener” and “Slower is greener” models, and why it is equally important to consider grazing by clams. She will also describe practical implications of these lessons for management of the Delta. Since the Delta Reform Act requires that the State protect, restore, and enhance the Delta ecosystem, increasing our understanding of the Delta’s food web will benefit restoration efforts. Her noontime talk is part of the Joint Brown Bag Series sponsored by the Delta Science Program, the Ecosystem Restoration Program and Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program.

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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)