Research Project Description
We seek to characterize the limnology of the lake at the present time, and to provide a baseline for comparison with future changes such as those that might be anticipated with climate change.
We conduct an annual mid-summer limnological survey, plus continuous monitoring of air and water temperature across the summer season.
We are currently in the fifth year of this project and are in the process of analyzing the data set.
Outcomes and Impacts
Residents at the lake have been briefed on our methods and preliminary results, and have participated in the surveys. Lake managers are using our preliminary data to inform current lake management decisions.
Thompson, Lisa C., Christopher M. Dewees, and Christine M. Dewees. 2009. Limnology and fish of Leonard Lake, Mendocino County, California in 2007 and 2008. 8 August 2009. Cooperators Report, 35 p.
This project is funded by the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
For more information contact
Dr. Lisa C. Thompson
Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology Department