return to results

UC MEXUS–CONACYT–CICESE Colorado River Delta & Upper California

This special grants competition was offered in 2001 to support binational collaborative research applied to issues of transboundary water resources in the Colorado River Delta and Upper Gulf of California. A second but equal objective is to foster and strengthen the linkages among research and academic institutions in the United States and Mexico in terms of research, education, and training. A total of 9 projects were approved for over $271,000. The grant recipients are listed below, including co-principal investigators, departments, home campuses and institutions, and project titles. Ultimately, the program strives to create a binational network of researchers and institutions that can address water issues and related topics that affect the U.S.-Mexico/Colorado River border region.

Jay Barlow, Marine Life Research Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; Horacio de la Cueva Salcedo, Ecología, CICESE. Habitat Use of the Vaquita (Phocoena sinus): An Acoustic Approach

Tommy D. Dickey & Grace Chang, Geography, UC Santa Barbara; Luis G. Alvarez Sánchez, Oceanografía, CICESE. Suspended Sediment Concentration and Fluxes in the Tidal Flats of the Upper Gulf of California

John A. Dracup, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley; Silvia E. Ibarra-Obando, Ecología, CICESE. The Effects of Hydrologic Variability on the Ecology, Hydrology and Geomorphology of the River Delta

Milton S. Love, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara; Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki, Ecología, CICESE. Elasmobranchs Fisheries Biology in the Upper Gulf of California

Leal A.K. Mertes, Geography, UC Santa Barbara; Alejandro Hinojosa Corona, Geología, CICESE. The Flood Plains of the Colorado River Delta Seen from Remote Sensing Perspective and Its Relation to the Water Flow Crossing the United States-Mexico Border

Enric Sala, Center for Marine Biodiversity, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; Luis E. Calderon-Aguilera, Ecología, CICESE. Ecosystem-based Conservation and Resource Management of the Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta: A Mass Balance Approach

Richard L. Snyder, Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis; Jesus S. Ruiz, Ciencias Agrícolas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Extension of CIMIS to Baja California to Improve Irrigation Efficiency

Drew M. Talley, Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis; Eric Mellink, Ecología, CICESE. Trophic Structure of the Food Web Supporting Birds Nesting on Isla Montague, Delta of the Río Colorado

Libe Washburn, Geography, UC Santa Barbara; Miguel F. Lavin, Oceanografía Física, CICESE. Circulation and Dispersion in the Upper Gulf of California