Knowledge Base by Eric Silldorff, Aquatic Biologist, Delaware River Basin Commission

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Knowledge Base by Eric Silldorff, Aquatic Biologist, Delaware River Basin Commission

Knowledge Base by Eric Silldorff, Aquatic Biologist, Delaware River Basin Commission

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  • 1. © David B. Soete Status - Reason - Response: Role of Data in Watershed Management Erik L. Silldorff, Ph.D.
  • 2. © David B. Soete
  • 3. Status - Reason - Response Status • what is the current condition of a site or a waterbody? • central focus for many monitoring efforts • critical data on status, types of resources, and sensitivities
  • 4. Status - Reason - Response Status • what is the current condition of a site or a waterbody? NJDEP 2012
  • 5. Status - Reason - Response Reason • why is the site in a given condition? • typically asked during “Status” check but without appropriate • study design or data very difficult (!!!!) because of complexity → complex ecological systems → complex & confounding human stressors • may only be pursued in high-profile or crisis settings • role for modeling
  • 6. Status - Reason - Response Reason • why is the condition poorer than natural? Shad Landings – Lambertville (Delaware R Fish Coop 2011) California Streams (USEPA 2013)
  • 7. Status - Reason - Response Response • dam removal • reforestation • streambank restoration • riparian restoration • stormwater control • nutrient control • species re-introduction • invasive eradication • pollution abatement • AMD remediation
  • 8. Status - Reason - Response Response • many stressors likely acting in concert within complex ecological system • weak evidence on the “Reason” leads to waste of resources • prevention or restoration? • slower pace of restoration since 1970 related to challenges
  • 9. Role of Data in Watershed Management a wise person once said... You don’t need data to make decisions. You need data to make good decisions.
  • 10. Thank You! photo © Michael Hogan Photography
  • 11. Data Collection: Complementary Roles Government (Federal / State / County) • adept at measuring current status Academic Researchers • greater emphasis on the reasons why Non-Profit Groups • insights at the local scale & flexibility Regulated Entities • may need to demonstrate localized effects (or lack thereof)