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Research Week 2018
March 5-9, 2018 Research conducted at UC Merced fosters the development of students and faculty; it extends growth from within the local neighborhood to the global academic community. To celebrate...
News Spotlight: Sierra Foothill Charter School Partners with UCM to Help with NSF 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: Making up for lost snow: lessons from a warming Sierra Nevada
C21H: The Nye Lecture and Honored Member Presentations Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:00 - 10:00 Jan Lenaerts, Utrecht University Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts Amherst Stephen G...

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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.

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March 5-9, 2018 Research conducted at UC Merced fosters the development of students and faculty; it extends growth from within the local...
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...