Thesis / Dissertation
Thesis / Dissertation
A Soil Chronosequence of the Mitchell Ranch Fluvial Terraces on the South Fork Eel River Age Estimates and Tectonic Implications. Master's Thesis
Alluvial history in the South Fork Eel River basin (1,750 sq. km) of northern California is recorded by strath and fill terraces.
The extent of feeding overlap between roach (Hesperoleucus symmetricus) and juvenile steelhead (salmo gairdneri) was studied in the South Fork, Eel River 3/72 to 10/72.
The purpose of this paper is to review what is known about the fishes of the Eel River drainage. A short general introduction to the fishes is followed by more detailed sections on each species. Some of the physical characteristics of the drainage…
Ecology of Sculpin in Coastal Rivers in Northwestern California; Interspecific Habitat Seperation and Effect of an Introduced Piscivore. Master's Thesis
This thesis is comprised of two separate studies. In the first, sympatric coastrange sculpin, Cottus aleuticus, and prickly sculpin, C. asper, occupied distinct habitats in the mainstem Smith River, northwestern California. The second study explored…
The Influence of Channel Morphology and Hydrology on Spawning Population of Steelhead Trout in South Fork Eel River Tributaries. Dissertatio
Spawning steelhead (Oncorhynchus mvJsill) were observed from 1983 to 1986 in the upper South Fork Eel River, Mendocino County, California to formulate and test interrelationships between stream channel dynamics and steelhead trout spawning habitat.
Terrace Formation, Drainage Adjustment, and Tectonic Geomorphology of the Van Duzen/North Fork Eel Rivers Headwater Region Northern California. Master's Thesis
A senes of fill and strath terraces occur III the Van Duzen/North Fork Eel Rivers headwaters region, northwestern California. Differences in soil development, amount of incision, and terrace stratigraphy imply a history of non-synchronous terrace…
Summer water temperature conditions in the Eel River system, with reference to trout and salmon. Master's Thesis
It was the objective of this study to determine, from a water temperature standpoint, the locations and amounts of suitable habitat available to native anadromous and resident salmonids in the main stems of the Eel River system during the summer.
Subpopulation structure of steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Middle Fork Eel River as determined by microsatellite DNA polymorphisms. Master's Thesis.
Polymorphic microsatellite markers were employed to explore fine-scale genetic differences between adult summer steelhead trout and juvenile Oncorhynchus mykiss samples collected from the upper Middle Fork Eel River, California.
This thesis addresses a significant problem in modeling aquatic ecosystems by developing methods to use available regional data to produce site-specific input for fish models and minimize field data requirements for modeling.
The effects of suspended sediment on aquatic community structure and detritus processing. Master's Thesis.
Instream conditions that impair leaf litter conditioning and subsequent feeding by shredders was examined by comparing leaf packs placed in four different streams in the South Fork of the Eel River in Humboldt County, California. Decomposition rates…
This project is a case study of the Mid Van Duzen River watershed focusing on processes of collaboration and stakeholder involvement affecting watershed management and environmental stewardship practices.
Examination of physical, chemical, and microbiological water quality parameters in the Lower Van Duzen River Basin. Master's Thesis.
The purpose of this study is to provide chemical, physical, and microbiological water quality baseline data for the lower Van Duzen River Basin mandated by California Regional Water Quality Control Board. Water quality data were collected from…
Tracking erosion reduction activities on private lands in the Van Duzen River watershed, California, with GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Master's Thesis.
Monitoring progress towards TMDL targets via watershed restoration is a vital accounting step for future conservation and adaptive regulation. To support tracking of restoration projects, the author developed a Microsoft Access/Esri ArcMap…
Multiple knickpoints are present in two tributary basins of the South Fork Eel River. These tributaries are downstream from a major knickpoint on the South Fork Eel River, which may be a transient knickpoint propagating base-level fall throughout the…
Resilience in a time of drought: building a transferable model for collective action in North Coast watersheds. Master's Thesis.
The objective of this project was to produce a technology transfer guide for stakeholders in North Coast watersheds on how to replicate or scale-out water conservation strategies from one setting to another while accounting for the complex…