The effects of watershed urbanization on the stream hydrology and riparian vegetation of Los Peñasquitos Creek, California

We investigated the effects of watershed urbanization on streamflow characteristics and the riparian vegetation community of Los Peñasquitos Creek, in coastal Southern California

Michael D. White

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • We investigated the effects of watershed urbanization on streamflow characteristics and the riparian vegetation community of Los Peñasquitos Creek, in coastal Southern California
  • During the period 1966–2000, urban land uses increased from 9% to 37% of the watershed
  • The increased area of impervious surfaces and imported municipal water supplies associated with urbanization in the watershed have driven changes in the historic riparian vegetation community by altering streamflow characteristics and channel geomorphology
  • White received his Ph.D. from the San Diego State University and University of California, Davis Ecology Joint Doctoral Program
  • He is a senior ecologist at the Conservation Biology Institute, where he is working on large-scale natural resources conservation and management plans
  • Keith holds a bachelors of science in biology and a masters in geography, with a concentration in Natural Resources and Environmental Policy

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