in Floodplain / Modifying / Population Biology on Mon 01 October 2012

This presentation made 9/14 at the UC Davis REACH IGERT Floodplains workshop, by Jaime Ashander, Kelly Gravuer, Megan Kelso, Mary E. Mendoza, Noam Ross

This video and poster introduces our project, "Trade-Offs and Synergies in Floodplain Management - A Historical-Ecological Approach"

Floodplains have long been favored sites for agriculture and settlement due to their fertility, flat topography, and proximity to rivers for easy transport of goods. To reduce flood risk attendant with flood plain settlement ...

Exchange of diseases between domesticated and wild animals is a rising concern for conservation. In the ocean, many species display life histories that separate juveniles from adults. For pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) and parasitic sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis), infection of juvenile salmon in early marine life occurs near salmon sea-cage ...

Human food production activities can dominate natural systems, altering ecological and evolutionary aspects of the environment. Disease-mediated interactions are of particular concern. For example, parasites may "spill-over" from farms to wildlife. Parasites isolated on farms can evolve resistance to treatment chemicals , but "spill-back" from wildlife to farms may alter evolutionary ...