More Delta Science Accolades for Alison Whipple

Author: 
Leigh Bernacchi
November 30, 2016

Alison WhippleAlison Whipple has long been involved in California’s Delta. She co-authored the  San Francisco Estuary Institute's important and beautiful book titled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Historical Ecology Study. In April, she was awarded a Delta Science Fellowship.

Six months later, Whipple's work on using seasonal floodplains to restore ecosystems earned top honors for poster presentation at the Bay-Delta Science Conference. She was selected among 46 fellow student researchers who shared posters and oral presentations. Her poster was titled "Quantifying Spatio-temporal Inundation Patterns for Floodplain Restoration on the Lower Cosumnes River, California."

A PhD candidate in the UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Traineeship focused on Climate Change, Water and Society, Whipple is writing up her research with Prof. Josh Viers. 

The Bay-Delta Science Conference is a three-day event covering all things Delta: invasive and endangered species, agriculture and estuaries. The theme for 2016 was “Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions.”

According to Josh Israel, acting Science Division Chief and competition organizer, “the amazing diversity of presentations and posters demonstrated the importance of linking data and decisions.”