Lara Jansen

Lara Jansen
Advisor: 
Alison O’Dowd, Ph.D.
Graduation Year: 
2018

Lara's research will quantify the downstream impacts of the Potter Valley Project diversion on Upper Mainstem Eel River in terms of both ecosystem health and salmonid food availability through a comparative study with the unregulated Middle Fork Eel River over the spring and summer when most of the flow diversion occur. The potential outcomes of this project are identifying the extent that the diversions may not only be limiting salmon recovery in terms of physical habitat, but also food supply. A food-web scale approach can provide management with a more complete picture of how the recovery of salmonids may be impaired under current regulated flow regime.