sediment and mud and flowerIn the recent past, the South Bay attracted high levels of sediment input. To keep pace with sea-level rise, however, we anticipate that successful restoration will require sediment volumes in excess of recent or historical input levels.

Numerical Modeling of Sediment Dispersal Following Dredge Material Placements to Examine Possible Augmentation of the Sediment Supply to Marshes and Mudflats, San Francisco Bay, US

Recent studies of sea level rise in San Francisco Bay have indicated that the majority of tidal marshes surrounding the Bay are likely to lose marsh plant communities by 2100 because natural sediment accretion rates will not keep pace with sea level rise.

The South Bay Mercury Project: Using Biosentinels to Monitor Effects of Wetland Restoration for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project plans to convert 50-90% of the former salt evaporation ponds of South San Francisco Bay into tidal marsh habitat. This large-scale habitat restoration may change the distribution, bioavailability, and bioaccumulation of methylmercury.

The Effects of Wetland Restoration on Mercury Bioaccumulation in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: Using the Biosentinel Toolbox to Monitor Changes Across Multiple Habitats and Spatial Scales

The project was initiated in April 2010, and to date has included four sampling events of surface water (April, May, June/July, and August 2010) and five sampling events of biota (April, May, June/July, August, and September 2010) and three sampling events for surface sediment (May, June/July, an