Senior Design Projects

ECS193 A/B Winter & Spring 2019

Design a monitoring tool to contribute to Pacific Salmon health in California

Name Beatriz Martinez Lopez
Affiliation VM: Medicine & Epidemiology, UC Davis

Project's details

Project title Design a monitoring tool to contribute to Pacific Salmon health in California
Background Pacific salmon plays a key role not only in freshwater ecosystems, food webs and riparian forests but also on human economies and cultures. However, some species of salmons ( e.g. Chinook salmon ) have been dramatically decreasing since 1984 and are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Climate change and environmental stressors have been suggested as key drivers of salmon health. There is a need to develop a monitoring system that help to understand the most important climatic and environmental factors that are contributing to salmon survival and health in California rivers to better inform policies and guide more cost-effective preventive and management strategies.
Description Goal: To develop a web-based visualization tool that allows stakeholders to visualize multiple sources of data from state and federal agencies regarding meteorological information; water level/flow and physical properties and; salmon testing and pathogen detection during the last 15 years in California. Approach: Generate a web-based visualization tool to facilitate the monitoring in real time of spatio-temporal changes in climatic and environmental factors and evaluate their association with disease presence in salmon populations. The project will make use of available open source data ( climatic and environmental factors ) as well as a comprehensive diagnostic database of salmon pathogens collected during the last 15 years.
Deliverable Deliverables: Students are expected to provide a working prototype of the web-based visualization tool ( with the corresponding source code and documentation in Github ).
Skill set desirable the ideal team will have experience in Javascript, HTML/CSS, SQL, Git, JSON
Phone number 5307527675
Client time availability 30-60 min weekly or more
IP requirement Open source project
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