Kelly, J. P, and C. Robinson-Nilson. 2011. Tidal marsh herons and egrets. Pages 14-15 in M. Pitkin and J. Wood (eds.), The State of the Birds, San Francisco Bay. PRBO Conservation Science and the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture.
Nur, N., H. Spautz, N. Warnock, J. P. Kelly, J. G. Evens, J. Takekawa, J. Hartley, L. Liu, G. Page, and M. Herzog. 2004. Integrated Regional Wetlands Monitoring (IRWM) Pilot Project: monitoring birds in tidal wetlands of the San Francisco Estuary. Third Biennial CALFED Bay-Delta Science Conference. October 4-6, 2004. Sacramento, CA.
The Integrated Regional Wetland Monitoring Pilot Project (IRWM) seeks to address the fundamental resource management question, how does tidal marsh restoration affect ecological processes at different scales? IRWM is a collaborative project amongst more than 20 Principal Investigators representing many disciplines and many institutions. The project has focused on identifying patterns of spatial variation and temporal variation, and their interaction, with the ultimate goal of elucidating ecological processes operating in tidal marsh ecosystems.
Nur, N., M. Herzog, L. Liu, J. P. Kelly, J. G. Evens, D. Stralberg, and N. Warnock. 2006. Integrated Regional Wetland Monitoring Pilot Project: Bird Team Data Report. Integrated Regional Wetland Monitoring Pilot Project (IRWM), California Bay Delta Authority Science Program.
San Francisco Estuary tidal marsh habitat has been dramatically altered in the past one hundred and sixty years. Approximately 85% of the original tidal marsh habitat in the region has been lost due to creation of salt ponds, conversion to agricultural and industrial/urban use, and water diversion and management. The reduction in area, fragmentation of remaining habitat, degradation in habitat quality, and spread of invasive species have all contributed to reductions in the population size and viability of tidal marsh obligate species.
Nur, N., and J. Kelly. 2011. San Francisco Estuary watershed indicators: avian indicators. Report on selected indicators for a Watershed Assessment Framework, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento CA.