Connecting climate information with practical uses: Extension and the NOAA RISA program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program and Land Grant and Sea Grant incarnations of university extension systems represent two boundary organizations with unique, but complementary, structures and a capacity for connecting and mediating the boundary between climate information producers and users.

Modeling the effects of climate change on disease severity: A case study of Ceratonova (syn Ceratomyxa) shasta in the Klamath River [book chapter]

Shifts in future temperature and precipitation patterns will have profound effects on host-parasite interactions and the dynamics of disease in freshwater systems. The aims of this chapter are to present an overview of myxozoan disease dynamics in the context of climate change, and to illustrate how these might be predicted over the next several decades by developing a case study of disease dynamics of Ceratonova (syn Ceratomyxa) shasta in the Klamath River, California USA.

Behavior and Genetics of Salmon (book chapter)

Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) are among the most highly valued and widely
available aquaculture species. They are also among the most critically endangered wild
fishes in their native ranges. They are the subjects of numerous studies ranging from
practical management and intensive aquaculture production to some of the most
important investigations of behavior and genetics of any vertebrates. Those studies have
provided a comprehensive background for testing critical hypotheses on life history and

Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Recreational Boats: Model Legislative Provisions and Guidance to Promote Reciprocity State Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs

Invasive species can be spread in many ways, both intentionally and unintentionally.  Once established in a given environment, they can compete with native species for food and habitat and can significantly impact ecosystems by altering food webs, reducing biodiversity, and changing water quality.  Researchers have estimated that economic damages associated with invasive species and m

Wave Energy Engineer: Building a Model Wave-Energy Generator [guide]

This document explains the construction and operation of a model wave-energy generator used to convert ocean wave energy into electrical energy.