What is PISCES?
PISCES is software and data describing the best-known ranges for California's 133 native fish and numerous non-native fish. The data are compiled from multiple sources and are expert verified. It is accessible directly via the PISCES software, downloadable as geographic data layers or images from this website, or queryable from the PISCES database.
PISCES was developed with initial funding from the USDA Forest Service Region 5 and additional funding from California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Biogeographic Data Branch, in collaboration with numerous experts in fish biology and distribution in California.
PISCES is a project of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and was created by the following people:
- Andy Bell: GIS, documentation, testing
- Jacob Katz: fish knowledge, project management, phase 1
- Cathryn Lawrence: Project management,
- Peter Moyle: Principal Investigator,
- Megan Nguyen: Web GIS
- Alyssa Obester: Web GIS
- Ryan Peek: Data analysis,
- Rebecca Quiñones: fish knowlege, project management, phase 2
- Nick Santos: software development, GIS, website
- Terence Wu: software development,
- Joshua Viers: Principal Investigator,
- Sydney Vickery: Design
- Dave Waetjen: Website
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