Dr. Sarah Null

Aquatic Habitat, Climate, and Water Analysis (ACWA) Lab

Research Program

The Aquatic Habitat, Climate, and Water Analysis Lab studies water resources analysis and management for people and ecosystems. We address re-operation of water systems to improve aquatic habitats while maintaining human water uses, improve understanding of climate change impacts on water resources, study stream temperature management to improve habitat for aquatic species, and apply systems modeling to dam and barrier removal. Field studies, mathematical models, and systems analysis are methods used to improve understanding of systems and explore promising solutions to problems.

In The News

Outdated Dams: When Removal Becomes an Option

Western Water Magazine, Summer 2016

Dead Seas: Great Salt Lake Faces Ruin

Greenwire, 7/11/2016

Striking a Balance on the Great Salt Lake

Union Pacific Press Release, 6/14/2016

Debate Over Yosemite’s ‘Twin Valley’ Restoration

The Guardian, 3/6/2012

Restoring Yosemite’s Twin

Science News Focus, 10/27/2006

The O’Shaughnessy Dam Debate

PBS NewsHour, 8/12/2005

Tom Philp’s Sacramento Bee Hetch Hetchy Pulitzer Prize

UC Davis Dateline, 4/8/2005

Bringing Down a Dam

Sacramento News and Review, 1/20/2005

Hetch Hetchy Reclaimed: The Dam Downstream*

Sacramento Bee, 8/29/2004

Part of a series of editorials which won an Editorial Writing Pulitzer Prize