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A Chinook salmon leaps out of turbulent water

Effect of Droughts on Chinook Salmon

Faculty: Martha Shott

How Do Droughts Affect the Chinook Salmon Population?

California bay laurel leaves with brown tips

Sudden Oak Death in northern California

Faculty: Nathan Rank

Sudden Oak Death infected bay laurel in San Francisco and West Sonoma County

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Aligning the universe on homelessness and water quality in Sonoma County

Faculty: Megan Burke
Partners: Sonoma Water

Aligning the universe on homelessness and water quality in Sonoma County

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Where are resources needed?

Faculty: David Sul
Partners: Sonoma Water
Map of California with red gradient indicating burned areas

Rainfall and Vegetation Growth in Wildfire Areas

Faculty: José Javier Hernández Ayala

Antecedent Rainfall, Excessive Vegetation Growth and its Relation to Wildfire Burned Areas in California

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The Home of the Native Americans

Faculty: Jeffrey Reeder

American Canyon Wetlands

The Role of Trust in Organizational Resilience

Faculty: Gilinsky, Ford, Sen, Newton, Canavati de la Torre
Partners: Wine Business Institute Board, Rabo AgriFinance

In 2018, less than a year after wildfire swept through Napa and Sonoma Counties, a team of researchers from the

two people reaching up into tree to install a small audiomoth circuit board

Bird Song Monitoring

2017 to present
Faculty: Chris Halle
Partners: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, Anderson Valley Unified School District

Citizen scientists monitor changes in bird song using high-tech circuit boards and computer visualization.

Map of Copeland Creek showing restoration areas

Copeland Creek Riparian Restoration

2013 to present
Faculty: Wendy St. John, Caroline Christian, Heidi Herrmann, Michelle Goman, Nathan Rank
Partners: Sonoma Water, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Sonoma County Water Agency, CSU Campus as a Living Lab, Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps, California Conservation Corps

This multi-year project engages students in all phases of restoring riparian habitat along the stretch of Copeland Creek that bisects the Sonoma State University campus. 

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Habitat comparisons of herptofauna diversity

Faculty: Wendy St. John
Partners: Center for Environmental Inquiry

A comparison of reptile and amphibians diversity and abundance in marsh, woodland and grassland.