Centers

Tahoe Environmental Research Center 

Science to save the lake.   Known for its beauty and remarkable transparency, Lake Tahoe is a natural jewel in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) leads research on the water quality, physical processes and ecology of Lake Tahoe and its watershed. Based on over half a century of lake monitoring and research […]

UC Davis Natural Reserves

The mission of the Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding and wise management of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California. The University of California Natural Reserve System is the largest and most diverse set of university biological field […]

Center for Watershed Sciences

The Center for Watershed Sciences is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of critical water challenges, focusing on environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for managing rivers, lakes and estuaries.   As an interdisciplinary research unit, the Center for Watershed Sciences (CWS) combines the talents of biologists, geologists, engineers, economists, landscape architects, legal scholars and others to help understand and solve California’s complex water […]

Center for Health and the Environment 

The mission of the Center for Health and the Environment is to understand the effect of environmental agents on the health of humans, animals and other organisms.  Scientists at the Center for Health and the Environment (CHE) carry out multidisciplinary research related to environmental exposures and the causes and prevention of adverse health effects. The focus of our research is the […]

Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing

The mission of the Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing is to provide leadership in developing research methods that promote sustainable environments using applications of core geospatial technologies, their adoption by various sectors, and the training and transfer of these technologies to a diverse user community. The Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) […]