Cloern, James E.

Author Description

James E. Cloern leads a USGS team that collects water quality measurements in San Francisco Bay. For three decades he has led team research focused on San Francisco Bay as an example of a large coastal ecosystem influenced by interactions between natural processes of variability and human disturbance. He is an aquatic ecologist who began working for the USGS in 1976. Jim has BS (1970) and MS (1973) degrees in zoology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in zoology/limnology from Washington State University (1976). He has experience conducting research in lakes, streams, and estuaries, using field measurements and numerical modeling to identify the patterns and mechanisms of ecosystem variability.

Authored Reports

Climate Change & the San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts Projected for the Coming Century