San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes research about the science and resource management of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento‒San Joaquin River Delta, and the upstream watersheds.
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (SFEWS) was established in October 2003. SFEWS was founded by four long-respected scientists working on the ecology and water management issues of the San Francisco Estuary, Sacramento‒San Joaquin Delta, and upstream watersheds. Three of the four served as its first Co-Editors-in-Chief: Randall L. Brown (deceased), Frederick H. Nichols, and James F. Quinn. The fourth, Samuel N. Luoma, now serves as its Chief Editor. Lauren D. Buffaloe‒Muscatine has served as the journal's Managing Editor since its inception. The journal is published jointly by the University of California at Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment and the Delta Stewardship Council.
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science often publishes special issues and monographs that explore timely topics: these include San Francisco Estuary tidal wetland restoration, open water processes of the San Francisco Estuary, Central Valley Chinook salmon, climate change, and science and policy in the Bay-Delta.
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is an open access journal. Full text is available for free on the journal's website, which has the complete contents dating back to 2003. This online journal's full contents—over 75 articles—can be searched, downloaded, e-mailed, and cited.
- Discipline: Ecology
- Publication: 2003‒present
- Frequency: Three times per year
- Open access: Yes
- San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science home page: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/jmie_sfews
- Related articles: Ecology of the San Francisco Estuary, Central Valley Project