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Walker Research Phase I: 2007-2009
Research Phase II: 2010-2012

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Mike Collopy
University of Nevada, Reno
mcollopy@unr.edu | (775) 784-8262

Jim Thomas
DRI
jthomas@dri.edu | (775) 673-7305

Walker Basin Project

Research Products

Walker Basin Research has resulted in a number of positive outcomes including presentations, publications and additional grant-funded research.

Presentations | Publications | Grant-Funded Research

Scientific Presentations

Author(s) Year Title of Presentation Name of Meeting Location of Meeting Type
Curtis, K.R., M. Kobayashi, C. Bishop, S. Emm, and M. Kim 2010 Economic Viability of Low Water-Use Crops in the Walker River Basin Great Salt Lake Issues Forum Salt Lake City, UT Paper
Davison, J. Creech, E.  2010 Reclaiming Abandoned Farmlands in Nevada Society for Range Management Annual Meetings Denver, CO
Dilts, T.E., Weisberg, P.J., Yang, J.,  2010 Historical ecology and GIS: an example from the Walker River Basin Department of Geography Colloquium Reno, NV Oral
Dilts, T.E., Yang, J., Weisberg, P.J., Olson, T.J., Turner, P.L., and Condon, L.A. 2010 Direct and indirect effects of irrigated agriculture on land cover change in an arid lands Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Washington, DC Oral
Williamson, L., C. Hatch, S. Tyler, N. van de Giesen 2010 Assessing Spatial Variability of Thermal Properties within Controlled Agricultural Plots using Distributed Temperature Sensing American Geophysical Union (AGU) San Francisco, CA Poster
Adams, Kenneth D.  2009 Response of Walker River to base-level lowering and minimizing erosion under increased flows International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Acharya, K., Sada, D. 2009 Are human activities contributing negatively to benthic macro-invertebrate health in the Walker River? International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Allander, K.K., A.E. Jeton, R.G. Niswonger 2009 Integrated hydrologic modeling of lower Walker River Basin and Walker Lake, NV, using GSFlow International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Poster
Boyle, D.P., T.B. Minor, G. Pohll, A. Knust, C. Garner, R. Carroll, D. McGraw, S. Bassett, C. Barth, D. Norpchen, A. Stroud 2009 Development and testing of a decision support tool in support of water right acquisitions in the Walker River Basin International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral and Poster
Bruckner, J.C., Fisher, J.C. and *D.P. Moser 2009 Microbial ecology of an alkaline, saline, terminus lake (Walker Lake, NV). Terminus Lakes Workshop, Reno, NV International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Poster
Chandra, S., J. Umek, C. Fritsen, L. McKinnon-Newton, A. Heyvaert, D. Sada, K. Acharya, M. Stone 2009 The contemporary ecology and food web energetics of Walker Lake, Nevada International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Curtis, K.R., C.D. Bishop, and T.R. Harris 2009 Economics of Alternative Crop Production in Arid Regions 2009 Annual Meeting of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Cairns, Australia Paper
Curtis, K.R., M. Kobayashi, C. Bishop, S. Emm, T.R. Harris, and M. Kim 2009 Economic Analysis of Water Conservation Practices for Agricultural Producers in the Walker River Basin International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral and Paper
Davis, C., Fritsen C., Memmott, J. 2009 Periphyton dynamics in the Walker River, California – Nevada International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Davison, J. 2009 Presented information on Walker project and teff as a forage source Pershing County Forage Update Meeting Lovelock, NV Oral
Davison, J.  2009 2008 Walker Basin Alternative Crop Experiments Results Range and Pasture Management workshop Yerington, NV Oral
Davison, J., Leger, E. A.  2009 Teff and Other Alternative Crops in Nevada Fallon Rotary Club Fallon, NV Oral
Davison, J., Leger, E. A., Miller, W.W., Carroll-Moore, E., Espeland, E.K. 2009 An evaluation of alternative grains, warm and cool season grasses under different irrigation regimes as potential alternatives to alfalfa production in western Nevada International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral and Poster
Dean, K., R.G. Qualls 2009 Relative vertical distribution of soil water use in conjunction with transpirational water use in the invasive exotic crucifer Lepidium latifolium within the riparian area of the Walker River International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Dilts, T.E., Yang, J., Weisberg, P.J., Olson, T.J., Turner, P.L., Condon, L.A., Gourley, C.R. 2009 Reconstructing the vegetation of the Walker River Basin at the time of Euro-American settlement using General Land Office survey notes International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Dilts, T.E., Yang, J., Weisberg, P.J., Olson, T.J., Turner, P.L., and Condon, L.A. 2009 Land use change in an arid agricultural landscape: reconstructing the historical vegetation at the time of settlement International Symposium on Terminus Lakes Snowbird, UT Poster
Dilts, T.E., Yang, J., Weisberg, P.J., Turner, P.L., and Condon, L.A. 2009 Multiple approaches to modeling vegetation communities in the Walker River Basin Report to the Basin public meeting Yerington, NV Poster
Espeland, E.K. and E.A. Leger 2009 Density and diversity of perennial grasses do not affect cheatgrass establishment and growth Weed Science Society, Western Section Annual Meeting Albuquerque, NM
Fadali, E.R., R. Bartholet, T. Oleson 2009 Reducing water for agriculture cultivation in the Walker Basin: economic impacts and economic development opportunities. International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Fisher, J.C., J.C. Bruckner, B. Planer-Friedrich, R.L. Hershey, D.P. Moser.  2009 Arsenic biogeochemistry of Walker Lake NV International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Poster
Hatch, C. E., Tyler, S. W. 2009 Application of vertical and distributed temperature sensing (DTS) to desert stream seepage International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Hausner, M., Tyler, S. W., Carroll-Moore, E. M., Miller, W. W. 2009 Estimating in-situ soil water content using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) measurements for precise irrigation management International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral and Poster 
Herbst, D.B., S.W. Roberts, R.B. Medhurst, R.S. Jellison 2009 Walker Lake benthic invertebrate habitat associations by depth and substrate, and tolerance of salinity International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral 
Heyvaert, A., A. Lutz, J.C. Memmott, J.M. Thomas, M.C. Stone 2009 Development and application of a limnological database and ecological model for Walker Lake in Western Nevada, U.S.A. International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Poster
Jian Yang, Peter J. Weisberg, Thomas Dilts 2009 Integrating R with ArcGIS for mapping riparian vegetation distribution along the Walker River Nevada Geographic Information Society (NGIS) 2009 Conference  Reno, NV Oral 
Jian Yang, Peter J. Weisberg, Thomas Dilts 2009 An ecohydrologic approach to simulating the interactions between groundwater flow and riparian vegetation at the landscape level International Symposium on Terminus Lakes Reno, NV Oral
Jian Yang, Thomas Dilts, Peter J Weisberg 2009 Riparian Vegetation Response to Global Change US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (USIALE)  2009 Symposium Snowbird, UT Oral
Kobayashi, M., K.R. Curtis, M. Cowee, and S. Emm 2009 Water Rights and Farm Production Decisions in the Walker River Basin International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Poster
Kobayashi, M., K.R. Curtis, M. Cowee, and S. Emm 2009 Landowner Willingness to Sell Water Rights in Nevada Western Agricultural Economics Association annual meetings Lihue, HI Paper
Leger, E. A., Davison, J., Espland, E.  2009 Alternative Agriculture and Vegetation Management in the Walker Basin The Walker Basin Report Meeting Yerington, NV
Memmott, J.C., C. H. Fritsen, C. J. Davis, E. D. Wirthlin 2009 Walker Lake: Hypolimnectic oxygen deficit assessment and associated limnological factors International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Poster
Moser, D.P, Bruckner, J.C., and J.C Fisher  2009 Microbial biogeochemistry of Walker Lake International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Murdukhayeva, A., Dilts, T.E., and Weisberg, P.J. 2009 Comparison of woody species establishment across the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers Research Experience for Undergraduates poster session Reno, NV Poster
Sada, D.W., C. Rosamond 2009 Relationships between aquatic environments and Walker River benthic macroinvertebrate communities, Nevada and California International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Sharpe, S.E. 2009 Paleoecology: Providing a context for terminus lake management International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Oral
Wilds, L. 2009 Science, politics and water policy: Resolving conflict in the Walker River Basin International Terminus Lakes Symposium Reno, NV Poster
Bruckner, J.C., C. H. Fritsen, J. C. Memmot, R. L. Hershey, A. Heyvaert, D. P. Moser (25% contribution) 2008 Microbial communities of a saline, alkaline terminal lake (Walker Lake, NV) American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. Boston, MA Poster
Curtis, K.R., C.D. Bishop, and T.R. Harris 2008 Economic Feasibility of Wine Production in Arid Regions American Association of Wine Economists annual meetings Portland, OR Paper
Davison, J.  2008 Alternative Crops and Their Role in Sustaining Agriculture in Nevada Sustainable Development Conference, The Gold Belt Coalition Battle Mountain, NV
Davison, J., and E. A. Leger 2008 Walker Basin Alternative Crops/Biomass Production Project Results Nevada Farm Bureau 2008 Annual Meeting Yerington, NV
Hatch, C. E., Tyler, S. W., Cluff, T., Hausner, M., Miller, W. W., Carroll-Moore, E.  2008 Using Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) to Assess Soil Moisture In Agricultural Settings Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Houston, TX Poster
Jian Yang, Thomas Dilts, Peter J Weisberg 2008 Landscape-scale Modeling of Riparian Vegetation Distribution Society of American Foresters (SAF) 2008 National Convention Reno, NV Poster
Leger, E. A., Espeland, E. K., Kulpa, S. M., Rowe, C. J., Nowak, R. S., Sparrow, A. D.  2008 The Ecology and Evolution of Weed Invasions in the Great Basin University of Nevada, Reno Greenhouse Opening Reno, NV Poster
Miller, W. W., Leger, E. A., Davison, J. C., Carroll-Moore, E. M., Tyler, S. W., Qualls, R. G. 2008 Project status on alternative agriculture and plant, soil, water interactions. Walker Basin Stakeholder's Meeting, Non-Academic Reno, NV Poster
Miller, W. W., Leger, E. A., Davison, J., Carroll-Moore, E., Tyler, S. 2008 Project status on alternative agriculture and plant, soil, water interactions Walker Basin Stakeholder's Meeting Yerington, NV Poster
Miller, W. W., Leger, E. A., Davison, J., Carroll-Moore, E., Tyler, S., Qualls, R. G. 2008 Walker River Basin Panel: Agriculture, restoration, and plant/soil/water interactions Nevada Water Resources Association Mesquite, NV Poster
Carroll R., G. Pohll, K. Pohlmann, D. Boyle, C. Garner, A. Knust 2008 Preliminary Model of a Coupled Groundwater-Surface Water System, Mason Valley, Nevada Modflow and More: Ground Water and Public Policy Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO Oral