In response to the emergence of Snake Fungal Disease (SFD) in CA, we're conducting urgently needed surveys to determine the prevalence and geographic extent of SFD and the causative fungus.
Test and evaluation of cosmic ray neutron sensors and LoRa telemetry for soil moisture and SWE monitoring
NGWOS is developing innovation test beds (ITB) nationally to conduct R&D on novel sensors for measuring landscape-scale water storages and fluxes.
Downscaling soil moisture to improve watershed and resource management using a UAS and an L-band radiometer
Real-time, fine-scale soil moisture data that represents the entire soil profile can critically improve reservoir forecasts, and enhance our understanding of drought, fire, and flood risk in California.
Multiple populations are subjected to environmental changes leading to unprecedented rapid, and potentially parallel, evolution. Using a resurrection approach, this project seeks to fill these knowledge gaps in plants response to drought and pollinator loss.
Black bear scat and hair DNA study to estimate population size and dispersal patterns of black bears (Ursus americanus) in Sonoma County and contiguous habitats
SEC and CDFW, as members of the North Bay Bear Collaborative, are piloting an innovative black bear scat and hair DNA study to estimate population size and dispersal patterns of black bears (Ursus americanus) in Sonoma County and contiguous habitats.