Two overlapping research projects involving UC Merced professors could have big implications for the region’s economy and effects on renewable energy, water and wildfires.

Climate change is real and it is happening now. With the aggressive climate goals of the University of California and the state of California and the general urgency of addressing climate change, the 50 experts of the UC Climate Solutions Group, including researchers from all 10 UC campuses and the associated national laboratories, created a practical, actionable blueprint for California and the world.

UC Merced’s latest research institute, known as UC Water, drew the Department of Energy’s attention. The grant, along with matching funds from campus, will support graduate student and postdoctoral researchers.

Professor Roland Winston has been tracking the Sudbury Neutrino Experiment since it began in the 1980s, because he invented the light collectors the scientists built to detect solar neutrinos.

Here is an opportunity to get involved in some UC Vs UC friendly competition AND Helping out the environment! Our campuses already lead the world in so many ways. Now, we are tackling another ambitious challenge: striving to become the first university system in the country to eliminate our carbon footprint.

Dear SNRI colleagues & friends, This has been another important year for the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. The impact of the work being done by researchers and faculty across the disciplines of SNRI – is confirmed by several indicators...

Science Cafés are events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic.

Sierra Nevada Research Institute

The San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada Regions of California are legendary for their vast natural resources, physical and biological diversity, and cultural heritage. These regions lead the nation in agricultural production and in several natural resource and recreation industries. However, rapid population growth, competition for natural resources, air, water and soil pollution, climate change and competing land uses pose serious threats to the sustainability of these regions.

Faculty, researchers, and students in the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) conduct basic and applied research on these issues, using the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada as their "outdoor laboratory."  Currently 32 UC Merced faculty are members of SNRI.

The Sierra Nevada Research Institute currently operates facilities that support research activities in the Great Valley and Sierra Nevada region. These facilities, which are operated on a recharge basis, are open to the broader research and educational communities.