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August 2, 2022
Mechanical thinning of overstocked forests, prescribed burning and managed wildfire now being carried out to enhance fire protection of California's forests provide many benefits, or ecosystem services, that people depend on. In a paper published in Restoration Ecology, researchers at UC Merced,...
May 9, 2022
The U.S. Senate today confirmed UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be the new director of the Office of Science in the federal Department of Energy. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for...
April 28, 2022
Artist renderings of cable suspended solar over a wide canal in the Turlock Irrigation district. Solar Aquagrid Some ideas are so satisfying that you wonder how they haven’t been done before. Solar canals, which will get their first U.S. pilot later this year in California, fit that...
April 14, 2022
In recognition of her contributions to photovoltaic devices and systems reliability, Professor Sarah Kurtz has been elevated to a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fellow is the highest grade of membership in the IEEE, an international organization...
March 10, 2022
PDF Version of Flyer Guest speakers from Yosemite National Park, the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and UC Merced discuss research partnerships and employment opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Learn how to...
March 7, 2022
PDF Version of Flyer Climate change is our new reality and SNRI researchers are at the forefront of innovative tools, technology, and thinking about resilient and sustainable ecosystems, food systems, and futures. Join us at the annual SNRI Research Symposium as we explore new climate...
March 3, 2022
Research Week, the annual showcase of UC Merced’s important explorations into some of the world's most pressing challenges, kicks off Monday with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute’s symposium on climate. SNRI researchers are at the forefront of innovative tools, technology and...
March 1, 2022
Graduate students who are passionate about their research, concerned about the environment and eager to reach across disciplinary boundaries are invited to apply for a three-week summer program in which they will team up with like-minded scientists and engineers to design solutions to environmental...
February 24, 2022
The 2021 drought directly cost the California agriculture sector about $1.1 billion and nearly 8,750 full- and part-time jobs, according to estimates in a new analysis led by UC Merced researchers. Once the effects on other economic sectors are considered, total impacts are estimated at $1.7...
February 16, 2022
Environmental Systems Ph.D. student Zachary Malone was awarded the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to participate in virtual Congressional Visits Day and to learn about...

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