Environment & natural resources
Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.
Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.
Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.
In 2015, the drought will cost California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs.
Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.
Using new tools to understand the landscape.
CA&ES researchers are developing and improving technology to help manage California's scarce water resources.
Native wildflowers across the Golden State are losing diversity due to drier winters.
For the third year in a row, UC Davis tops global list of agriculture and forestry.
Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.
National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.
Determining the amount of ozone pollution drifting into California.
$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.
Dean Helene Dillard's editorial examines how UC Davis is seeking practical water solutions.
Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.
Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers.
CalTrout makes historic commitment for endowed chair at UC Davis.
Popular undergraduate research conference hones student skills.
Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.
A common antimicrobial found in common soaps may cause liver damage and raise cancer risk.
National award recognizes the universities' exceptional collaboration on a multistate research project.
Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.
Balancing invasive species, endangered species, restoration, and urban development.
Grad student Mike Levy works on economics, environment, and communities.
Anaerobic digester uses bacterial microbes; convert food, yard waste into clean energy. Video.
Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.
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.
Lack of soil moisture makes trees more susceptible to diseases, insects, and wildfire.
To conserve water, turn off irrigation sprinklers after rainfall when soil is wet.
UC Davis is one of 10 nationwide sites to focus on climate change effects on farms and forests.
Wildlife analysis shows noxious scents, social groups are effective survival strategies.
UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.
Ranchers will be immediately impacted by severe drought, and most face lack of forage.
Of all UC campuses, only Davis made the top 10; UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.
Prof. Frank Mitloehner is clearing the air on the real amount of livestock emissions.
Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.
The relationship between cattle grazing and numbers of Yosemite toads.
Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.
Communication among plants in response to injury could have positive benefits to crop production.
Fences may reduce catastrophic and costly accidents between autos and wildlife.
Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.
Good news for frogs and toads — the abnormalities of the 1990s are rarer, except in local hotspots.
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.
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.
As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals.
Angela Doerr, Sarah Moffitt, and Meredith Niles are conducting research on sustainable management practices for natural or agricultural ecosystems.
UC Davis will lead a consortium focused on addressing and preparing for climate change.
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.
Livestock grazing, public recreation, and clean water are compatible goals on national forest lands.