All Free Readings!
There is no textbook for the course.
Each week there is a set of freely available readings for you to read.
UC Davis pays significant fees each year to have much scholarly content available to its community for free. Prof. Pasternack has carefully selected effective materials for you to read drawing exclusively from free content, thanks to both pubicly available free options and UCD-paid options free to you.
Canvas File Folder
If you go to the course Canvas site and click on the Files menu option, you will find all of the readings organized by week in the Readings subfolder. All readings are provided to you in PDF format. UC Davis' copyright agreements with publishers allows us to access these items digitally for free, so I can provide them for you.
List of All Readings and When to Read Them
Below is the list of all the shared items everybody has to read this quarter.
Week 1: Introductory concepts & method for river segmentation
- Ormerod, S. J. 2014. Rebalancing the philosophy of river conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 24(2): 147-152. (4.5 pages of reading)
- Pasternack, G. B. 2020. River segmentation methodology. Document prepared from scratch for this class. (9 pages of reading)
Week 2: Methods for assessing historical hydrology
- Sections 1-3 of Wetter, O., 2017. The potential of historical hydrology in Switzerland. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21(11): 5781-5803. (8.5 pages of reading) (Section 4 and 5 are optional and recommended, but not required).
Week 3: How well is the ESA doing?
- Schwartz, M.W., 2008. The performance of the endangered species act. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 39: 279-299. (15 pages of reading)
Week 4: River habitat characterization and restoration assessment
- Gorman, O. T., and J. R. Karr. 1978. Habitat structure and stream fish communities. Ecology 59.3: 507–515. (7.5 pages of reading)
- González, E., Sher, A.A., Tabacchi, E., Masip, A. and Poulin, M., 2015. Restoration of riparian vegetation: a global review of implementation and evaluation approaches in the international, peer-reviewed literature. Journal of Environmental Management, 158, pp.85-94. (9 pages of reading)
Week 5: Practical insights from water quality assessments
- Provided excerpts from Dallas, H.F. and Rivers-Moore, N.A. 2019. Environmental water temperature guidelines for perennial rivers in South Africa Volume 1: Technical Report. WRC Report No. TT 799/1/19, Water Research Commission, South Africa. (15 pages total with large figures and tables)
Week 6: Time to catch up on past reading
- SWRCB. 2011. Status of California’s wadeable perennial streams (2000-2007). Management Memo. (5 pages of reading)
- Provided excerpts from NMFS. 2015. Biological opinion for the Lower American River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Program. WCR-2015-2703, National Marine Fisheries Service, Sacramento, CA. (14 pages of reading)
Week 8: How to figure out biological problems and goals
- Webb, J.A., Wealands, S.R., Lea, P., Nichols, S.J., de Little, S.C., Stewardson, M.J., Norris, R.H., Chan, F., Marinova, D. and Anderssen, R.S., 2011, December. Eco Evidence: using the scientific literature to inform evidence-based decision making in environmental management. In MODSIM2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 2472-2478). (6 pages of reading)
Week 9: Conceptualizing how a river works to correctly instill natural functioning
- Sections 1-4 (pp. 1-10) of Pasternack, G. B. 2020. River Restoration: Disappointing, Nascent, Yet Desperately Needed. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12449-2. Other sections are recommended but optional. (10 pages of reading)
- Section 5 (pp. 10-20) of Pasternack, G. B. 2020. River Restoration: Disappointing, Nascent, Yet Desperately Needed. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12449-2. Other sections are recommended but optional. (10 pages of reading)
Week 10: Assessing river connectivity for fish passageLessons in fishway effectiveness
- Fullerton, A.H., Burnett, K.M., Steel, E.A., Flitcroft, R.L., Pess, G.R., Feist, B.E., Torgersen, C.E., Miller, D.J. and Sanderson, B.L. 2010. Hydrological connectivity for riverine fish: measurement challenges and research opportunities. Freshwater Biology 55(11): 2215-2237. (14 pages of reading)
- Wilkes, M.A., Mckenzie, M. and Webb, J.A. 2018. Fish passage design for sustainable hydropower in the temperate Southern Hemisphere: an evidence review. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 28(1), pp.117-135. (14 pages of reading)