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SNRI & ES Holiday Party 2017
It is that time of year again! Celebrate the holiday spirit with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) and the Environmental Systems (ES) Grad Group at our annual Holiday Party on...
News Spotlight: Sierra Foothill Charter School Partners with UC Merced to Help with National Science Foundation Grant
UC Merced Associate Professor Carolin Frank talking to SFCS students about how they will be testing antibacterial soap and regular soap to see which one is most effective in killing bacteria. She is...
Video Spotlight: Water in the Balance
How researchers at UC Merced are developing a better understanding of the three sources of water upon which California depends in order to adapt to the effects of environmental changes and make...

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The Sierra Nevada Research Institute

The Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) was established in 2007 as the first Organized Research Unit (ORU) at UC Merced.

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 at 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 35 UC Merced faculty are members of SNRI.

Dec
01

Merced Golf & Country Club

It is that time of year again! Celebrate the holiday spirit with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) and the Environmental Systems (ES) Grad...
Sep
14

The Art Kamangar Center at The Merced Theatre

Film Premiere “Beyond the Brink” “Beyond the Brink” explores society’s future in a world where water, food, and...
Sep
06

SSB Courtyard

The SNRI staff welcomes you into the Fall 2017 semester! Stop in and meet the support staff, get the update on what’s new in SNRI, and...