April 3, 2008
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A discussion between Jeffrey Mount, Roy Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences and Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis, and Peter B. Moyle, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis
Jeffrey F. Mount
Jeffrey Mount is a Professor of Geology at the University of California, Davis. His teaching and research interests center on river management issues in California and the West. The primary focus of his research program is on fluvial geomorphology and river restoration, with an emphasis on restoring channel dynamics, surface water-groundwater connections, channel-floodplain connections and re-establishing natural flow regimes in dam-regulated rivers. In addition, he has worked extensively on the interaction between water resource management and ecosystem management in the Central Valley, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and North Coast of California. He has been a faculty member at UC Davis since 1980. He is the Director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, holds the Roy Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences, and is the recipient of the UC Davis 2005 Distinguished Public Service Award. Mount serves as Chair of the CALFED Independent Science Board and is a former member of the California State Reclamation Board. He is author of California Rivers and Streams: The Conflict between Fluvial Process and Land Use (UC Press).
Peter B. Moyle
Peter B. Moyle has been studying the ecology and conservation of freshwater and estuarine fishes in California since 1969. He was head of the first Delta Native Fishes Recovery Team, a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin, and a member of the Science Board for the CALFED Ecosystem Restoration Program. In recent years much of his research has focused developing conservation strategies for California’s streams and estuaries, focusing on fish. His current research projects include a review the status of all California salmonids and studies on the ecology of fish and invertebrates of Suisun Marsh. He is providing expert opinion on restoring salmon runs to 150 miles of dry San Joaquin River and on saving endangered delta smelt. He is author/coauthor of over 160 scientific papers and 5 books. His books include Inland Fishes of California (2002) and Envisioning futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (2007, with 5 co-authors). He is professor of fish biology in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis.
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