Join your fellow colleagues in our annual Research Symposium 'Sustainability and Energy: Research Insights and the UC President's Challenge' on March 2, Monday, from 1:00pm - 3:30pm in KL 232. The reception will begin at 2:50pm along with provided food and refreshments.

Yosemite represents a 'living laboratory' for environmental science and serves as the site of our REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. Student activities consist of individual research projects, spanning a broad range of disciplines provided by mentors from UCM. Applications will be accepted from Jan 1st to Feb 15th, 2015 - apply here.

The Center for Climate Communication conducts & promotes research on communicating climate issues, including climate variability & adaptation. We host and participate in outreach activities, & actively seek funding to support our research & educational activities.

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.

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