Muir Institute 2019 Fellows Exemplify Wide Range of Disciplines Tackling Climate Change at UC Davis

  Read the original story by Lisa Howard October 7, 2019 The John Muir Institute of the Environment at University of California, Davis, announced the selection of the 2019 Muir Institute Fellows during its annual open house on October 1 at The Barn. Launched in 2017, the program recognizes exemplary UC Davis faculty and staff […]

California Conservation Genomics Program – Species Nominations Now Open

The California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP) is a $10 million state-funded initiative involving conservation biologists, geneticists, ecologists and climate scientists from all 10 University of California campuses, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the UC Natural Reserve System and California State University campuses, as well as officials from state and federal […]

Celebrating the Retirement of Dr. Susan Ustin and a Lifetime of Unparalleled Accomplishments

Celebrating the Retirement of Dr. Susan Ustin and a Lifetime of Unparalleled Accomplishments   Foreword Dr. Susan Ustin, Distinguished Professor and Director of the UC Davis Center for Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing (CSTARS), has been pioneering research in remote sensing for over four decades. She is an Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union […]

Solving the Global Nitrogen Imbalance

Solving the Global Nitrogen Imbalance Excess nitrogen causes serious environmental problems, but too little can lead to food insecurity and unrest. A team of researchers proposes a five-pronged solution to our planet’s nitrogen woes. Read the full story by Elizabeth Thompson online here. Source: Earth’s Future Wetlands and other restored natural areas, like this restored […]

The Genetics of Drought Tolerance in Bioenergy Poplar Trees

Read the original story by Ann Filmer August 22, 2019 Bioenergy crops are central to climate mitigation strategies. This includes their use in BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage) and biomass supplied for heat, power, liquid fuels and in the future, biorefining to chemicals. It has been predicted that bioenergy will be the fastest […]

Going for a Hike in Stebbins Cold Canyon? There’s an App for That!

Going for a Hike in Stebbins Cold Canyon? There’s an App for That! As part of a senior project, UC Davis students have created one of the first iPhone apps in the country for a natural reserve or field station. The Stebbins Cold Canyon app is available for free in the Apple App Store. Read […]

KCRA asks Director Houlton how California is leading the food security fight

On August 8, 2019 KCRA News Channel 3 interviewed Director Houlton alongside California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross to better understand how California’s agricultural sector is leading the way towards producing food while simultaneously slowing the pace of climate change. California’s numerous programs in place – from dairy digesters and climate smart technologies […]

Director Houlton’s Research Aims to Solve the Global Nitrogen Challenge

Fertilizer Feast and Famine Solving the Global Nitrogen Problem By Amy Quinton on August 5, 2019 in Food & Agriculture Quick Summary Cost of fertilizer and lack of coordinated international policy are major barriers for farmers in emerging market economies Fertilizer use could increase 40 percent by 2050, so using fertilizer more efficiently will be […]

Lassen Is UC Davis’ Newest Natural Reserve

Lassen Is UC Davis’ Newest Natural Reserve Landscape of Volcanoes, Forests Offers Unique Research and Outreach Opportunities Read the original story by Kat Kerlin on May 16, 2019. Lassen Peak, also known as Mount Lassen, at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. It is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. (Getty) With a terrain […]

Tracking Change in Greenland: Fellow Post’s Research Featured by CA&ES’ Outlook Magazine

Tracking Change in Greenland Scientists have known for decades that climate change would alter the rhythms of nature, but just how and when hasn’t been easy to predict. That’s why research, especially long-term research, is so important. At a remote file site in Greenland, Professor and Muir Institute Fellow Eric Post has studied changes in […]