San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science

San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science

San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes research about the science and resource management of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, and the upstream watersheds.

History

San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (SFEWS) was established in October 2003. SFEWS was founded by four long-respected scientists working on the ecology and water management issues of the San Francisco Estuary, Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, and upstream watersheds. Three of the four served as its first Co-Editors-in-Chief: Randall L. Brown (deceased), Frederick H. Nichols, and James F. Quinn. The fourth, Samuel N. Luoma, now serves as its Chief Editor. Lauren D. Buffaloe‒Muscatine has served as the journal's Managing Editor since its inception. The journal is published jointly by the University of California at Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment and the Delta Stewardship Council.

Special issues

San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science often publishes special issues and monographs that explore timely topics: these include San Francisco Estuary tidal wetland restoration, open water processes of the San Francisco Estuary, Central Valley Chinook salmon, climate change,