Director Benjamin Houlton Issues Remote-Work Policy for Muir Institute

UPDATE:  I write to extend the remote-work order for the Muir Institute through May 1st. This update is consistent with the sheltering in place order for Yolo County. The remote-work policy excludes operations that are currently identified as “critical,” particularly those associated with animal care, shipping and receiving, and the small numbers of staff who […]

John Muir Institute Research Scientist, John R. Durand, on the Bold Decisions Needed to Stop COVID-19

John Muir Institute’s Research Scientist, John R. Durand, recently co-authored a blog post on regarding the “bold decisions needed to stop COVID-19”, in conjunction with two other UC Davis faculty. Read the article from below to learn what these actions entail and how you can become part of the solution: READ MORE

CANCELLED-50 Years of Climate Change- A Panel Conversation

CANCELLED-Tuesday, April 28th 3:00pm-4:30pm Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center Alpha Gamma Rho Hall Reception to follow RSVP Encouraged Panel discussion exploring the Progress we have made in the past fifty years and what challenges await us in the next fifty. Joins us and a panel of experts coming from a variety of backgrounds as we […]

UC Davis Magazine Interviews Director Houlton on Carbon Farming

“Agriculture might just be the single most important industry on the planet for creating negative carbon emissions under current economic policy,” said Professor Benjamin Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment and champion of the One Climate Initiative. Read the article for more on the impact of carbon farming

NBC Interviews Director Houlton on Greta Thunberg and Climate Change

Read the original story by Denise Chow on NBC News. Most climate scientists will be quick to say that 2019 was the year that Greta Thunberg truly became a force to be reckoned with. The 16-year-old Swedish activist staged solo “Fridays for Future” school strikes that triggered a global phenomenon drawing millions of people into […]

AGU 2020 Update: Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?

This article has been redacted from its original version. The original article was authored by Peter Fimrite on Dec. 17, 2019 via the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the original article here.  Of all the ideas that circulated during the recent American Geophysical Union meeting at the Moscone Center, one of the most outlandish-sounding schemes was […]

David Bunn Chosen to Direct Environmental Policy and Management Program at UC Davis

David Bunn Chosen to Direct Environmental Policy and Management Program at UC Davis By Lisa Howard December 5, 2019 David Bunn has been selected to serve as director of the Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM) program at UC Davis, a unique professional degree developed by the John Muir Institute of the […]

Going BIG for the One Climate Initiative

Going BIG for the One Climate Initiative  By Lisa Howard Muir Institute fellows and researchers presented the One Climate Initiative to a packed room at the Big Ideas Symposium at UC Davis on October 18. The half-day event at the Conference Center was a chance for the campus community and the public to learn about […]

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 […]