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An ecological framework for informing permitting decisions on scientific activities in protected areas

Jun 25, 2018

There are numerous reasons to conduct scientific research within protected areas, but research activities may also negatively impact organisms and habitats, and thus conflict with a protected area’s conservation goals.

Troubled Waters?

May 26, 2018

As climate change looms, SF State’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center monitors the health of the Bay

Marin gets thousands for projects to combat sea-level rise

May 26, 2018

SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center to receive $190,000 grant to accelerate research on nature-based adaptation and restoration focused on SF Bay’s steeper shores and rocky habitats and alternatives to rip-rap and seawalls. The project will fill a knowledge gap for SF Bay and engage in community education through ecological research, science education, and restoration and adaptation planning and design.

SF State Launches New Floating Sentinel

Mar 23, 2018

Two banana-yellow buoys anchored along the Tiburon shore will be San Francisco Bay’s sentinels against shifts in water chemistry due to climate change.

Read the Estuary News article.

Could Seaweed Save California’s Coast?

Mar 21, 2018

CSU faculty researchers find that marine plants could play a big role in reducing ocean acidification, a devastating side effect of climate change.

Read the article HERE.

Ocean acidification poses new concern for SF Bay water

Feb 27, 2018

Scientists launch first long-term effort to measure acidification in SF Bay

San Francisco’s love affair with Dungeness crab grows more toxic

Feb 15, 2018

According to a study published in the journal Harmful Algae, two EOS Center scientists...

A Biogeochemical Oceanographer at Sea: My Life with Nitrogen and a Nod to Silica

Feb 2, 2018

An autobiography by EOS Center scientist, Richard Dugdale, published in the Annual Review of Marine Science

Seagrass and Kelp as an Ocean Acidification Management Tool in California

Jan 31, 2018

EOS Center scientists, Karina Nielsen and Katharyn Boyer, were part of a working group of experts convened to address the challenges of ocean acidification. The resulting report communicates emerging scientific understanding of the ability of seagrass and kelp to ameliorate ocean acidification (OA) in a California-specific context. It provides guidance on next steps for the State as it considers future nature-based actions to reduce the negative impacts of OA in California and beyond.

Tiburon marsh restoration project underway

Jan 23, 2018

A Tiburon-based researcher is leading a tidal marsh restoration project along the Blackie’s Pasture shoreline that could provide protection from sea-level rise and help wildlife.

Katharyn Boyer, a professor of biology at the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon Campus, said Richardson Bay is experiencing shoreline erosion because of climate change. Read more in the Marin Independent Journal