By: Peter B Moyle(Editor), Amber D Manfree(Editor), Peggy L Fiedler(Editor)
One of California's most remarkable wetlands, Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal marsh on the West Coast and a major feature of the San Francisco Estuary. This productive and unique habitat supports endemic species, is a nursery for native fishes, and is a vital link for migratory waterfowl. The Marsh has been influenced by humans for its entire 6000-year history and human actions will have significant impacts as sea level rises and cultural values shift in the century ahead.
Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures includes in-depth information about the ecological and human history of Suisun Marsh, its abiotic and biotic characteristics, agents of ecological change, and alternative futures facing this ecosystem.
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Peter B. Moyle is a professor of fish biology in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis. He has published 4 books with UC Press, including Fish: an enthusiast's guide in 1993 and Inland Fishes of California in 2002. Amber Manfree is a Ph.D. student in the Geography Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis. Her research emphasizes her interests in biogeography, hydrologic processes, rural-urban interfaces, and land conservation. Peggy Fiedler is a noted conservation biologist and authority in the ecology and management of rare plants. She is the Director of the University of California Natural Reserve System.
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