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Science Program 2006 Focused Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP):

The Science Program 2006 PSP resulted in 14 grants totaling $6 million and are focused on 4 high priority topic areas including: Environmental Water, Aquatic Invasive (Exotic) Species, Trends and Patterns of Populations and System Response to a Changing Environment, and Habitat Availability and Response to Change.

The CALFED Science Program considers funding scientific research to be a critical component in achieving its mission of establishing unbiased and authoritative knowledge directly relevant to CALFED actions. The goal of funding this research is to invest in knowledge that will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments/systems within the CALFED jurisdiction to aid policy-makers and managers.



2006 PSP Funded Projects

Thirty-five proposals were submitted in response to the 2006 PSP that totaled over $24 million in requested funds. All proposals went through a rigorous independent review that resulted in the selection of the following 14 proposals totaling over $6 million:

Topic 1 - Environmental Water

PI

Lead Institution

Funding

Title (link to full proposal)

Products

Stacey

UC Berkeley

$390,869

A Calibration-Free Approach to Modeling Delta Flows and Transport

Castillo

USFWS

$670,000

An Experimental and Modeling Approach to Evaluate Environmental Water Effects on Threatened Delta Smelt

Torres

U. South Carolina

$790,000

A Non-Point Source of Contaminants to the Estuarine Food Web.

Topic 2 - Aquatic Invasive (Exotic) Species

May

UC Davis

$430,870

Predicting the Effects of Invasive Hydrozoa (Jellyfish) on Pelagic Organisms Under Changing Salinity and Temperature Regimes

Stacey

UC Berkeley

$200,975

The Transport and Dispersion of Rafting Vegetation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Messer

CA DWR

$219,822

Analysis of Archived Samples to Assess Patterns of Historic Invasive Bivalve Biomass

Topic 3 - Trends and Patterns of Populations and System Response to a Changing Environment

Cloern

USGS

$299,422

TRoUBLE? Trends of Rising and Unexpected Bloom Levels in the Estuary

Parker

CSU San Francisco

$646,848

Climate Change Impacts to San Francisco Bay-Delta Wetlands: Links to Pelagic Food Webs and Predictive Responses Based on Landscape Modeling

Brandes

USFWS

$483,903

Estimating Juvenile Chinook Salmon Spring and Winter Run Abundance at Chipps Island

Topic 4 - Topic 4 - Habitat Availability and Response to Change

Kueltz

UC Davis

$700,000

Quantitative Indicators and Life History Implications of Environmental Stress on Sturgeon

Guerin

Contra Costa Water District

$116,927

The Consequences of Operational Decisions on Water Quality: Reconciling Delta Smelt, Salmon, and Human Needs

Lehman

CA DWR

$150,000

Using FlowCAM Technology to Measure High Frequency Spatial and Temporal Variation in Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Species Composition and Develop State-of-the-Art Plankton Monitoring Programs

Messer

CA DWR

$395,700

Spatial and Temporal Quantification of Pesticide Loadings to the Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, and Bay-Delta to Guide Risk Assessment for Sensitive Species

Dugdale

CSU San Francisco

$500,000

Do Low Phytoplankton Growth Rates Signal the "Bad" Habitat Conditions in Suisun Bay Driving the Pelagic Organism Decline