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Muir Institute Fellow Post Awarded Astor Visiting Lectureship at Oxford University

The University of Oxford has bestowed upon Muir Institute Fellow and Professor Eric Post an Astor Visiting Lectureship during which he will address climate change and the Arctic. He will be at Oxford for a week, delivering a series of talks intended for general audiences. Post specializes in the ecological consequences of climate change and […]

Muir Institute Fellow Hernandez named the recipient of E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation

Muir Institute Fellow Rebecca R. Hernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, has been named the recipient of this year’s E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation, given by the Center for Biological Diversity and named after the “father of biodiversity.” The center cited Hernandez’s work aimed […]

Climate Lab: Follow Director Houlton and visiting UCLA researcher M. Sanjayan as they discuss the connection between climate and diet

Director Houlton of the Muir Institute and UCLA visiting researcher M. Sanjayan explore surprising ways to change how we think and act about climate change. The diet that helps fight climate change Do we all have to go vegan to save the world? By Andy Murdock, University of California  Dec 12, 2017, 8:00am EST Read the original […]

How Susan Ustin Helped Launch a New Field of Study and Why She Continues to Study the Earth from Above

How Susan Ustin Helped Launch a New Field of Study and Why She Continues to Study the Earth from Above In 1982, Susan Ustin began working with NASA satellite data to study how plants respond to environmental stress. Thirty-five years later, the pioneer in remote sensing, and a distinguished professor of environmental and resource sciences at […]

California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming. Nature, Jeff Tollefson 16 August 2017   Diane Cook/Len Jenshel/NGC Drought in California has been exacerbated by climate change and is projected to get worse. California has a history of going […]

At Berryessa National Monument, Wildflowers and Rebirth

At Berryessa National Monument, Wildflowers and Rebirth New York Times By BONNIE TSUI JULY 25, 2017 Hikers along a trail in 2010 that is now part of Berryessa Snow Mountain, one of the country’s newest monuments. It was designated in 2015, then sustained wildfires, and reopened a year ago.CreditBrian Vander Brug/The Los Angeles Times, via Getty Images […]

MSNBC Interviews Director Houlton on Protection of Climate Data

Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth

Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth Science Magazine By Elizabeth Pennisi Feb. 24, 2017, 1:15 PM WASHINGTON, D.C.—When it comes to genome sequencing, visionaries like to throw around big numbers: There’s the UK Biobank, for example, which promises to decipher the genomes of 500,000 individuals, or Iceland’s effort to study the […]

UC Davis Researchers Bring Water Expertise to Help a Region Impacted by Catastrophic Floods

UC Davis Researchers Bring Water Expertise Across Borders to Help a Region Impacted by Catastrophic Floods By Kat Kerlin on December 7, 2017 in Environment AFTER A CATASTROPHIC FLOOD destroyed lives, farmland and homes in a small Ecuadorian farming community, local residents reached out to UC Davis water experts for help. Now the computer models those […]

Director Houlton Responds to Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Dr. Houlton knows that global progress towards mitigating climate change is unstoppable, hear his take on Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.