Santa Cruz River Research Days - an annual event allowing partners to share their work.
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A Living River: Charting the Health of the Upper Santa Cruz River
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2010 Water Year - year three of annual report shows continued improvement on the Upper Santa Cruz River
Santa Cruz County Water Harvesting Guidance Manual
"State of" Reports Bibliography
2012 Annotated Bibliographyof reports summarizing the "State of....".
Riparian Health Score Card Bibliography
2012 List of Example Scorecards, with summaries and analyses.
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Santa Cruz River
Researchers' Day 2011
Santa Cruz River Researchers' Day is an annual event sponsored by Tumacácori National Historical Park, Sonoran Institute, and Friends of the Santa Cruz River. This annual meeting provides an important opportunity to share updates on new and ongoing regional work pertaining to the Santa Cruz River as well as provide an opportunity for collaboration. Presentations focus on research, monitoring, restoration, and other conservation work along the Santa Cruz River.
Each year a short proceedings is produced including abstracts of work presented, as well as other work in the region that could not be shared at the event. To read about previous Santa Cruz Researchers' Day events, use the links in the Resources - Santa Cruz River section on the right side of the page.
This year's event:
March 29, 2011 from 9:30am - 5:00pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library - Lower Level Meeting Room
101 N. Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
2011 Event Flyer - download here (pdf)
2011 Schedule - download here (pdf)
2011 Proceedings - download here (pdf)
- Forming a Santa Cruz Watershed Steering Committee summary of the discussion during the Special Session
- Abstracts of the work presented
- Other Research abstracts of work that could not be presented at the event
To download a pdf copy of this year's presentations or posters, click on the title below.
2011 Presentations and Posters
Emerging Contaminants in the Upper Santa Cruz River: 2010-2011 (1.82 MB)
Leif Abrel, University of Arizona, Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants
Measuring the Impacts of Natural Amenities and the US-Mexico Border, on Housing Values in the Santa Cruz Watershed, using Spatially-Weighted Hedonic Modeling (1.35 MB)
Gladys Amaya, University of Arizona
Science-based outreach and water for the environment: Sonoran Institute's updates on Santa Cruz River work (2.8 MB)
Emily Brott and Claire Zugmeyer, Sonoran Institute
Nogales, Sonora, Mexico: Is There Something in the Water? (3.13 MB)
Felipe Caleira, University of Arizona
Linking hydrology, geology, chemistry, and biology in the Upper Santa Cruz River Basin (2.96 MB)
James Callegary, US Geological Survey
Causes and Consequences of Clogging in the Santa Cruz River (1.82 MB)
Natalie Case, Arizona State University
Santa Cruz River at Canoa Ranch Photo Monitoring (3.47 MB)
Neva Connolly, Pima County Office of Conservation Science
History and Prospects for Fish in the Santa Cruz River, Pima County, Arizona (1.43 MB)
Julia Fonseca, Pima County Office of Conservation Science
The Vegetation of the Middle Effluent dominated Santa Cruz (3.96 MB)
Health and Lifestyle of Children Living in the Santa Cruz River Watershed (1.03 MB)
Sofia Grigera, University of Arizona
Ecosystem Monitoring at Tumacácori National Historical Park (906 KB)
Andy Hubbard, National Park Service, Sonoran Desert Network
Dry River: Stories of Life, Death and Redemption on the Santa Cruz (1.71 MB)
A new network of banding stations on the Santa Cruz River in Southern Arizona (797 KB)
Benton Leitner, BirdWorks
Groundwater Contaminant Transport Modeling In the Upper Santa Cruz Basin (2.14 MB)
Rose McAndrew, University of Arizona
Market-based Responses to Arizona’s Water Sustainability Challenges - The Cornerstones Report (1.25 MB)
Amy McCoy, Ecosystem Economics
The Resurgence of a River: A Report on Fish in the Santa Cruz (1.22 MB)
Lisa McDonough, University of Arizona
Climate and Population Change Impacts on Dryland Rivers - Integrated Synthesis (1.44 MB)
Tom Meixner, University of Arizona
Characterization of Fecal Contamination Targeting 16S rRNA Bacteroides Molecular Markers in the Santa Cruz River, Arizona (613 KB)
Berenise Rivera, University of Arizona
Development of landscape-scale geospatial data sets describing the vegetation and land use of the binational Santa Cruz watershed (3.92 MB)
Cynthia Wallace, US Geological Survey and Miguel Villarreal, University of Arizona
Tumacácori National Historical Park: Its Resources and Role in Research (756 KB)
Jason Welborn, Tumacácori National Historical Park
Nutrients and nitrophiles: effects of treated wastewater on dryland riparian plant communities (2.07 MB)
Meg White, Arizona State University