Tuolumne River 2014

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The course involves classroom/laboratory training during the spring quarter and weekend field trips to various river locations in the Sierras. The course will culminate with a ten-day camping and rafting trip in the Tuolumne River watershed the week after finals during which students will collect and analyze field data. Following the trip, students will produce short videos and written reports using the field data that address management issues within the watershed such as: what are the impacts of regulated flow regimes on aquatic biota in the Tuolumne River watershed, what are the impacts from the recent Rim Fire on physical and ecological processes, and what long-term monitoring data are needed to address on-going conservation strategies in the face of climate change?