Zooplankton Project Work Team

4-panel image. Images are micrographs of various zooplankton organisms 1) four Balanus glandula barnacle nauplii 2) five life stages of Sinocalanus doerrii shown in order of increasing size 3) one Daphnia sp. 4) micrograph of stained Longfin smelt larva consuming a Daphnia sp. in its mouth.
Left to right: Balanus glandula (barnacle) nauplii (photo credit Sam Bashevkin), various stages of Sinocalanus doerrii, Daphnia sp., and Longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) larva consuming Daphnia sp. (last three images, photo credit Tricia Bippus, CDFW).

The Zooplankton Project Work Team is a forum for the discussion of issues and efforts relevant to San Francisco Estuary zooplankton science and monitoring.


  • Discuss, evaluate, and recommend new monitoring technologies or database structures
  • Coordinate monitoring efforts and methods
  • Provide training in zooplankton taxonomy and ecology for the San Francisco Estuary science community
  • Maintain and expand the zooplankton integrated dataset
  • Discuss and collaborate on zooplankton analyses



Want to join the PWT or attend a meeting?

Contact the Project Chair

Project Chair

Meeting Frequency

4th Wednesday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
(Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, & Dec)

Meeting Location