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Booth will review development in the Puget Sound region. He will ask: have landscape-scale changes resulted in a landscape-scale of mitigation? The answer: not exactly. Mainly, we use end-of-pipe detention systems. Even with water detention,...
2011-06-13
2011-06-13
2007-02-14
Palmer will lay out the goals of this talk: 1. Provide accurate estimates of regional water supply and demand for planning. 2. Establish the need to include climate change in regional water supply planning. 3. Shift a planning paradigm through...
2011-06-14
2011-06-14
2007-02-14
Rodgers will review various water pollution laws and how we have failed so far to meet these standards. He will argue for political consensus and leadership as a way to enforce existing laws to protect the environment.
2011-06-14
2011-06-14
2007-02-14
Salathé will review modeled scenarios for Pacific Northwest climate change. He will discuss how the models are developed, and what they predict for the Puget Sound region: more rain and higher winter temperatures. He will conclude by describing...
2011-06-14
2011-06-14
2007-02-14
Anderson will review the legal issues surrounding Indian water rights. Indian reserved water rights are based on federal law. State water rights in the west are based on the "prior appropriation" doctrine. Anderson will provide examples of...
2011-06-30
2011-06-30
2007-02-14
Kiffney will discuss the dispersal, colonization patterns, and reproductive success of anadromous fish in native habitats. He will review the ecological effects of anadromous fish on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Finally, he will...
2011-06-30
2011-06-30
2007-02-14
Edmonds will introduce the subject of headwater streams. He will review indicators of change. Next, he will describe two headwater studies in Washington State, and offer some concluding remarks.
2011-06-30
2011-06-30
2007-02-14
Stolnack will describe the importance of flood plains and the influence of conifers. Next, he will discuss a research project that looked at conifer establishment on flood plains inside Olympic National Park. He will follow up with conclusions and...
2011-07-01
2011-07-01
2006-02-16
Ryan will describe a research study comparing watershed management strategies in Washington and Oregon. She will review each state's plan to obtain and sustain participation, as well as their balance of planning and projects. She will discuss the...
2011-07-01
2011-07-01
2006-02-16
Quinn will describe a study of salmon predation by bears in Alaska. The study looked at the controls on the number and proportion of salmon killed in a creek each year. Quinn will outline the observed patterns: 1. Bears kill a higher proportion...
2011-07-01
2011-07-01
2006-02-16
Montgomery will discuss the role of coarse woody debris in river ecosystems. He concludes that one of the few salmon conservation strategies that might work over a long run would be to restore a network of forested river corridors along river...
2011-07-01
2011-07-01
2006-02-16
Khagram will discuss adaptive management of existing dams for sustainable development. He will review environmental impacts and mitigation, social impacts, decision making and governance, water quality and human health and safety. Finally, he will...
2011-07-01
2011-07-01
2006-02-16
Booth will outline a plan to graduate Masters-level students at the University of Washington with professional-quality, interdisciplinary training in the principles and practice of river restoration. He will define river restoration, discuss the...
2011-07-13
2011-07-13
2006-02-16
Snover will provide an overview of what we know about climate change. She will discuss how the choices that we make today will shape tomorrow's impacts. She will argue that planning should begin now. By preparing for a changing climate, we can...
2011-07-13
2011-07-13
2006-02-16
Salathé will review evidence of climate change in the Pacific Northwest. Weather station evidence shows a pattern of warming. Models predict warming of 1/4 to 1 degree Fahrenheit per decade. There will probably be more warming in summer than in...
2011-07-13
2011-07-13
2006-02-16
Palmer will provide an initial framework for the inevitable debate over the threat posed by climate change on salmon recovery plans. He will outline the paths of impacts, including stream temperature, low flows, peak flows, sediment transport, and...
2011-07-13
2011-07-13
2006-02-16
Simenstad will provide an overview of tidal freshwater ecosystems. These systems are complex and highly variable ecotones between fluvial and estuarine processes. They are particularly important in dynamic migration and rearing of juvenile Pacific...
2011-07-13
2011-07-13
2006-02-16
Clarkin will discuss modeling of Global Positioning system (GPS) accuracy with LiDAR-derived tree canopy density. He will discuss management applications and future directions for this research.
2011-07-18
2011-07-18
2006-02-16
Logsdon will discuss current trends in data management and sharing. Traditional database designs focused on accessibility. New database architectures focus on integration. He will look at watershed models as an example, to show what is being...
2011-07-19
2011-07-19
2006-02-16
Mouton will describe his research into stream prediction. In his study, he examined the effects of digital elevation model (DEM) grid size for stream network predictions in the northwestern United States to test the accuracy of high-resolution...
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2006-02-16
Haugerud will present an overview of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), a new surveying technology. He will discuss looking at the land surface with LiDAR, describing the forest canopy with LiDAR, and a LiDAR data acquisition effort.
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2006-02-16
Anderson will discuss salmon colonization. He will define homing versus straying, and review the history of salmon colonization. He will describe a project to pass salmon above Landsburg Dam in Washington State. This study used radio telemetry to...
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2005-02-17
Honea will ask the question: What is the effect of salmon spawning on the seasonal changes in aquatic macroinvertebrates? He will describe a study that measured macroinvertebrate characteristics in the Kennedy Creek in Washington State. He will...
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2005-02-17
Montgomery will review the evolution of the Pacific salmon. He will compare the current Pacific salmon decline to previous Atlantic salmon declines in England, Scotland, and New England. He will focus on harvest, hydro, and habitat as the keys to...
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2005-02-17
Wood will provide an introduction to hydrologic forecasting in the western United States. He will discuss seasonal climate prediction and an experimental hydrologic forecasting system. He will then discuss the results of his project, and indicate...
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2005-02-17
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