Carson Jeffres, Researcher, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis
Carson Jeffres' research interest is how juvenile salmonids utilize and benefit from restored habitats. His research focuses on how physical processes within a watershed create ecologically important conditions favorable to a productive food web and include sampling water quality, hydrologic conditions, primary producers (plants), invertebrates, and fish. This whole system approach has been valuable in determining limiting factors and prioritizing restoration actions for the recovery of threatened salmonid populations.
He is currently directing the Nigiri project and expanding to other floodplain systems in Northern California to gain a better understanding of how these unique environments function and how best to protect and restore them.
Positions and Roles:
- Field and Lab Director
- Research Staff