Thursday, April 7, 2016
Historical ecology of the San Joaquin River Delta
I was having a discussion with a colleague recently and got reminded of some of the historical ecology work that has taken place in California. Robin Grossinger's historical ecology group at the San Francisco Estuary Institute does excellent detective work. Their work results in maps of how landscapes have changed over the past one hundred years or more and is changing how land managers actively manage lands and species. Kudos to Robin Grossinger, Allison Whipple, Erin Beller and other historical ecologists at the San Francisco Estuary Institute for a job well done, for affecting positive change on land management practices and ecosystem restoration, and for elevating the role of historical ecology!