Monster Seminar JAM - Steelhead and their freshwater habitats south of the conifers
Dr. David Boughton, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
Climate trends suggest that many steelhead populations face a future in which watersheds are hotter, and experience more erratic rainfall, little or no snowpack, and a more intense fire regime, perhaps even with type conversion of forestlands to shrublands. Steelhead populations in southern California have already been persisting under such conditions for hundreds of years, but how they do so has not been well studied. In this talk I outline some of the empirical work we have been doing on the steelhead of this region, and what we are learning about their ecology in montane chaparral watersheds.
Date and Time:
October 22, 2009,
11:00 am - 12:00 pm