Geology 230

Groundwater/ Surface Water Interaction

California State University, Sacramento

Week 12:

Restoration Ecology



Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Describe the geomorphic aspects that affect stream restoration

  • Discuss the issue of gravel mobility at restoration sites

  • Evaluate the components of long-term monitoring at a restoration site

  • List and discuss the physical factors that affect salmon egg development in the hyporheic zone

  • Distinguish between a survival model and a growth model


Reading Assignments:

1) Merz, J.E., Setka, J.D, Pasternack, G.B., and Wheaton, J.M., 2004, Predicting benefits of spawning-habitat  rehabilitation to salmonid (Oncorhynchus spp.) fry production in a regulated California River: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, v. 61, pp. 1433-1446.


Merz et al.


2) Kondolf, G.M., 2000, Some suggested guidelines for geomorphic aspects of anadromous salmonid habitat restoration proposals: Restoration Ecology, v. 8, pp. 48-56.


Kondolf, 2000




Tim's summary of restoration issues:


Restoration on the American River



Student 1:

Summary of Merz et al



Student 2:  


Summary of Kondolf