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UC Davis Receives Unique, $1.5 Million Gift from Aggie Couple

UC Davis Receives Unique, $1.5 Million Gift from Aggie Couple

by Kimberly Hale — last modified Jul 07, 2016 03:29 PM

Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.

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Farmland May Provide Key To Replenishing Groundwater

Farmland May Provide Key To Replenishing Groundwater

by Diane Nelson — last modified Sep 09, 2015 08:53 AM

Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.

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Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2015 11:31 AM

Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.

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Drought Costs California Money, Jobs

Drought Costs California Money, Jobs

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 18, 2015 10:19 AM

In 2015, the drought will cost California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs.

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Knowledge Roundup

Knowledge Roundup

by John Stumbos — last modified Jul 30, 2015 03:02 PM

Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.

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Top-Flight Insight

Top-Flight Insight

by John Stumbos — last modified Jul 21, 2015 04:35 PM

Using new tools to understand the landscape.

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Working Together To Manage Drought

Working Together To Manage Drought

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 16, 2015 04:08 PM

CA&ES researchers are developing and improving technology to help manage California's scarce water resources.

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Drought Tames California's Wildflowers

Drought Tames California's Wildflowers

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 30, 2015 10:47 AM

Native wildflowers across the Golden State are losing diversity due to drier winters.

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UC Davis Ranked No. 1 In World For Ag

UC Davis Ranked No. 1 In World For Ag

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Apr 29, 2015 11:49 AM

For the third year in a row, UC Davis tops global list of agriculture and forestry.

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Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 30, 2015 03:31 PM

Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.

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UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

by UC Davis Dateline Staff — last modified Apr 28, 2015 03:02 PM

National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.

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Smogged Secondhand

Smogged Secondhand

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 01, 2015 10:32 AM

Determining the amount of ozone pollution drifting into California.

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Funding A 'Refuge'

Funding A 'Refuge'

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Mar 30, 2015 11:02 AM

$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.

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Finding Hope Amid Enduring Drought

Finding Hope Amid Enduring Drought

by Helene Dillard — last modified Mar 06, 2015 09:51 AM

Dean Helene Dillard's editorial examines how UC Davis is seeking practical water solutions.

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Smothered Oceans

Smothered Oceans

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Feb 10, 2015 03:56 PM

Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.

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Developing Faster, More Accurate Robotic Cultivator

Developing Faster, More Accurate Robotic Cultivator

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jan 26, 2015 03:53 PM

Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers.

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Making A Splash

Making A Splash

by John Stumbos — last modified Dec 17, 2014 03:56 PM

CalTrout makes historic commitment for endowed chair at UC Davis.

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Making Connections

Making Connections

by John Stumbos — last modified Dec 01, 2014 04:13 PM

Popular undergraduate research conference hones student skills.

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Expanding California's Water Supply

Expanding California's Water Supply

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 21, 2014 12:13 PM

Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.

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Study: Antimicrobial May Damage Liver

Study: Antimicrobial May Damage Liver

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 18, 2014 04:42 PM

A common antimicrobial found in common soaps may cause liver damage and raise cancer risk.

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Scientists Share Water Conservation Award

Scientists Share Water Conservation Award

by Pamela Kan-Rice — last modified Nov 04, 2014 03:33 PM

National award recognizes the universities' exceptional collaboration on a multistate research project.

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Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 22, 2014 03:49 PM

Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.

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Invasive vs. endangered species: Is there a balance?

Invasive vs. endangered species: Is there a balance?

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 27, 2014 11:36 AM

Balancing invasive species, endangered species, restoration, and urban development.

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Sustainable wine industry in California

Sustainable wine industry in California

by Susanne Rockwell — last modified Jun 06, 2014 11:01 AM

Grad student Mike Levy works on economics, environment, and communities.

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Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy

Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 02, 2014 02:36 PM

Anaerobic digester uses bacterial microbes; convert food, yard waste into clean energy. Video.

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Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

by Pat Bailey, Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 18, 2015 11:52 AM

Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.

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California’s Tricolored Blackbirds in steep decline

California’s Tricolored Blackbirds in steep decline

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:40 AM

UC Davis researcher Robert Meese is convinced the population will drop below 100,000.

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Impacts of conifer removal to restore aspen stands

Impacts of conifer removal to restore aspen stands

by Brad Hooker — last modified Mar 14, 2014 08:32 AM

Aquatic ecosystems can be protected when conifers are removed to restore aspen stands.

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Drought puts California forests at increased risk

Drought puts California forests at increased risk

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 12, 2014 08:25 AM

Lack of soil moisture makes trees more susceptible to diseases, insects, and wildfire.

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Conserve water during landscape irrigation

Conserve water during landscape irrigation

by Jeannette Warnert — last modified Mar 10, 2014 02:39 PM

To conserve water, turn off irrigation sprinklers after rainfall when soil is wet.

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UC Davis in nationwide hub on climate change

UC Davis in nationwide hub on climate change

by Edward Ortiz — last modified Feb 25, 2014 08:56 AM

UC Davis is one of 10 nationwide sites to focus on climate change effects on farms and forests.

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Study reveals how  animal defenses evolve

Study reveals how animal defenses evolve

by Andy Fell — last modified Feb 21, 2014 04:52 PM

Wildlife analysis shows noxious scents, social groups are effective survival strategies.

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Perspectives on endangered species

Perspectives on endangered species

by John Stumbos — last modified Feb 11, 2014 09:26 AM

UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.

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California ranchers: Severe drought impacts

California ranchers: Severe drought impacts

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 29, 2014 08:26 AM

Ranchers will be immediately impacted by severe drought, and most face lack of forage.

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UC Davis in global top 10 for sustainability

UC Davis in global top 10 for sustainability

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 27, 2014 09:19 AM

Of all UC campuses, only Davis made the top 10; UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.

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River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 21, 2014 09:44 AM

Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.

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Livestock’s contribution to climate change

Livestock’s contribution to climate change

by Suanne Klahorst — last modified Jan 15, 2014 11:48 AM

Prof. Frank Mitloehner is clearing the air on the real amount of livestock emissions.

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Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

by afilmer — last modified Mar 18, 2014 02:35 PM

Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.

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Yosemite toad undeterred by grazing cows

Yosemite toad undeterred by grazing cows

by Pamela Kan-Rice — last modified Jan 14, 2014 11:46 AM

The relationship between cattle grazing and numbers of Yosemite toads.

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Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

by afilmer — last modified Jan 08, 2014 08:50 AM

Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.

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The secret language of plants

The secret language of plants

by afilmer — last modified Jan 07, 2014 03:07 PM

Communication among plants in response to injury could have positive benefits to crop production.

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Deer vs. traffic: Fences proposed for I-280

Deer vs. traffic: Fences proposed for I-280

by afilmer — last modified Jan 14, 2014 11:42 AM

Fences may reduce catastrophic and costly accidents between autos and wildlife.

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Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 05, 2013 12:12 PM

Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.

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National survey finds frog abnormalities rare

National survey finds frog abnormalities rare

by Andy Fell — last modified Dec 03, 2013 09:57 AM

Good news for frogs and toads — the abnormalities of the 1990s are rarer, except in local hotspots.

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Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 21, 2013 12:06 PM

Plant disease expert Helene Dillard, who is associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, and will begin at UC Davis in late January 2014.

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For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 04, 2013 08:45 AM

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.

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Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

by afilmer — last modified Oct 31, 2013 01:32 PM

As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals.

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Three UC Davis students named Switzer environmental fellows

Three UC Davis students named Switzer environmental fellows

by John Stumbos — last modified Oct 29, 2013 02:07 PM

Angela Doerr, Sarah Moffitt, and Meredith Niles are conducting research on sustainable management practices for natural or agricultural ecosystems.

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New center to prepare national transportation for extreme weather, climate change

New center to prepare national transportation for extreme weather, climate change

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:37 PM

UC Davis will lead a consortium focused on addressing and preparing for climate change.

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Urban fish masculinized by hormone-mimicking chemicals

Urban fish masculinized by hormone-mimicking chemicals

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:37 PM

It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay–Delta estuary.

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Major gift addresses California water problems

Major gift addresses California water problems

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:53 AM

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.

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Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, new study finds

Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, new study finds

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:01 AM

Livestock grazing, public recreation, and clean water are compatible goals on national forest lands.

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Design It, Build It

Aug 21, 2015 Truscott donation allows landscape architecture students to dig in.

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UC Davis Receives Unique, $1.5 Million Gift from Aggie Couple

Jul 07, 2016 Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.

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Summer Internships

Jul 28, 2015 CA&ES students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground.

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