Aquatic & marine systems
Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.
Newly published UC Davis study questions the safety of nanomaterials.
$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.
Nationwide assessment reveals communities in 15 states vulnerable to economic risk.
Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.
Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.
California has given away rights to far more water than it actually has.
Annual report explains how drought, climate change, and other factors are driving lake changes.
Snakes in a lake? Water snakes from eastern U.S. are invading California waterways
Tricolored Blackbird population has declined by 64% since 2008; endemic mostly in California.
Balancing invasive species, endangered species, restoration, and urban development.
An indication that an El Niño event could occur sooner than expected?
Salmon being moved by truck and barge to sustain their populations during drought.
Floodplain research project mimics natural systems for more efficient water use.
Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.
Professor Mark Lubell describes weather’s role in building support for water projects.
UC Davis researcher Robert Meese is convinced the population will drop below 100,000.
Aquatic ecosystems can be protected when conifers are removed to restore aspen stands.
To conserve water, turn off irrigation sprinklers after rainfall when soil is wet.
Professor Peter Moyle makes a case for saving salmon and other native fish.
UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.
Our scientists are engaged in wide-ranging efforts to address California’s severe drought. This work is helping the state’s fruit and vegetable farmers stretch limited water supplies, rangeland cattle ranchers in need of management information, and urban dwellers seeking water-saving landscape ideas. Other scientists are monitoring the impact of the critical water shortage on our environment. Here are some examples of what we’re doing to make every drop count.
Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.
Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.
Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.
Good news for frogs and toads — the abnormalities of the 1990s are rarer, except in local hotspots.
Rice fields in California’s Yolo Bypass provide a bug buffet for juvenile salmon on their journey to the sea, resulting in fat and fast-growing salmon.
Angela Doerr, Sarah Moffitt, and Meredith Niles are conducting research on sustainable management practices for natural or agricultural ecosystems.
Tilapia fish readily adapt to fresh or salty water, making them both good candidates for aquaculture and potential invasive pests.
It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay–Delta estuary.
The Center for Watershed Sciences received a $10 million gift to build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California's critical water issues.
Salmon and other native freshwater fish in California will likely become extinct within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue.
A UC Davis team is developing a groundwater management tool for better streamflow conditions for salmon and steelhead in northern California's Scott River Valley.
Crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least more than a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, scientist.