Using existing datasets to understand multi-scale changes in and controls on biogeochemistry in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California

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Funding Agency
Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Science Program
Focus Area(s)
Education, Training and Public Information

In collaboration with the United States Geological Survey, this research will explore temporal and spatial variability of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry across the San Francisco Bay-Delta. This science synthesis will capitalize on existing multi-year isotope datasets to gain new insights useful for understanding future changes in the system.

The results generated from this two-year data synthesis project will be useful for improving our current understanding of factors driving changes in SF Bay-Delta biogeochemical processes. Results will also be informative for understanding the imminent changes coming to the from the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade.




Principal Investigators
profile photo of Christina Richardson Christina Richardson
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)