California drought and Delta fishes: Impacts of multiple stressors on the physiological performance and predator/prey dynamics in native and non-native fishes

Due to the rapid decline in Bay-Delta fish populations and projections for continued drought and climate change, the persistence of several fishes is considered to be extremely vulnerable. Rising temperatures and salinity may impact the physiology and behavior of some fishes, which in turn may impact their larger aquatic communities. Understanding these interactions is essential for conservation planning efforts for Bay-Delta fishes, especially the endangered Delta smelt, in a future of climate change.