Bibliography

Selected links to published research relevant to the NERR, China Camp, and/or Rush Ranch.

The Site Profile of the SF Bay NERR was published through a peer-reviewed regional journal:
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science

Volume 9, Issue 3, 2011
Special Issue, Part 1: Tidal Wetlands in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
This two-part special issue reviews the basic ecology of tidal wetlands in the San Francisco Estuary. Several articles highlight the well-preserved tracts of historic tidal marsh found at China Camp State Park and Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve. These two protected areas serve as important reference sites for wetland restoration and conservation and also comprise San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (SF Bay NERR). SF Bay NERR is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s nationwide network of 28 estuarine research reserves (http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov) that all share common goals: (1) conducting standardized long-term monitoring, (2) supporting applied environmental research, (3) providing stewardship of estuarine natural resources, and (4) linking science with decision making in pursuit of effective solutions to coastal management problems.
In this first part of the special issue, articles present regional perspectives on tidal marsh restoration (Callaway and others), anticipated consequences of climate change (Parker and others), and functional ecology of tidal marsh birds (Takekawa and others). Two other articles provide more detailed, site-specific accounts of invertebrates at China Camp (Robinson and others) and vegetation at Rush Ranch (Whitcraft and others).

Editorial
Part I, Introduction: Ecology and Regional Context of Tidal Wetlands in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Ferner, Matthew C.

Research Articles
Tidal Wetland Restoration in San Francisco Bay: History and Current Issues
Callaway, John C.; Parker, V. Thomas; Vasey, Michael C.; Schile, Lisa M.; Herbert, Ellen R.

Climate Change and San Francisco Bay-Delta Tidal Wetlands
Parker, V. Thomas; Callaway, John C.; Schile, Lisa M.; Vasey, Michael C.; Herbert, Ellen R.

Avian Communities in Tidal Salt Marshes of San Francisco Bay: A Review of Functional Groups by Foraging Guild and Habitat Association
Takekawa, John Y.; Woo, Isa; Gardiner, Rachel; Casazza, Michael; Ackerman, Joshua T.; Nur, Nadav et al.

Distribution of Macroinvertebrates Across a Tidal Gradient, Marin County, California
Robinson, April H.; Cohen, Andrew N.; Lindsey, Brie; Grenier, Letitia

Estuarine Vegetation at Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve, San Franciso Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, California
Whitcraft, Christine R.; Grewell, Brenda J.; Baye, Peter R.

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2012
Special Issue, Part II: Tidal Wetlands in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
This two-part special issue reviews the basic ecology of tidal wetlands in the San Francisco Estuary. Several articles highlight the well-preserved tracts of historic tidal marsh found at China Camp State Park and Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve. These two protected areas serve as important reference sites for wetland restoration and conservation and also comprise San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (SF Bay NERR). SF Bay NERR is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s nationwide network of 28 estuarine research reserves (http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov) that all share common goals: (1) conducting standardized long-term monitoring, (2) supporting applied environmental research, (3) providing stewardship of estuarine natural resources, and (4) linking science with decision making in pursuit of effective solutions to coastal management problems.

Editorial
Part II, Conclusion: Ecology and Regional Context of Tidal Wetlands in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Ferner, Matthew C.

Research Articles
Tidal Wetland Vegetation in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary
Vasey, Michael C.; Parker, V. Thomas; Callaway, John C.; Herbert, Ellen R.; Schile, Lisa M.

Tidal Marsh Vegetation of China Camp, San Pablo Bay, California
Baye, Peter R.

Abundance, Species Richness, and Reproductive Success of Tidal Marsh Birds at China Camp State Park, Marin County, California
Wood, Julian K.; Liu, Leonard; Nur, Nadav; Herzog, Mark; Warnock, Nils

Mammals of China Camp State Park and Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve
Shellhammer, Howard

Population Studies of Tidal Marsh Breeding Birds at Rush Ranch: A Synthesis
Spautz, Hildie; Liu, Leonard; Estrella, Sarah; Nur, Nadav