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SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY & WATERSHED SCIENCE: Volume 13, Issue 4, Article 1
The goal of a day-long symposium on March 3, 2015, Sturgeon in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Watershed: New Insights to Support Conservation and Management, was to present new information about the physiology, behavior, and ecology of the green (Acipenser medirostris) and white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) to help guide enhanced management and conservation efforts within the Sacramento–San Joaquin watershed. This symposium identified current unknowns and highlighted new electronic tracking technologies and physiological techniques to address these knowledge gaps. A number of presentations, each reviewing ongoing research on the two species, was followed by a round-table discussion, in which each of the participants was asked to share recommendations for future research on sturgeon in the watershed. This article presents an in-depth review of the scientific information presented at the symposium with a summary of recommendations for future research.