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December 13, 2018
UC Merced researchers have evidence that California’s forests are especially vulnerable to multi-year droughts because their health depends on water stored several feet below ground. “Each year our forests, grasslands and shrublands depend on water stored underground to survive the dry summers, but...
December 13, 2018
The French Meadows Forest Restoration Project, an innovative collaboration approved this week, aligns the expertise of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced, the U.S. Forest Service, the Nature Conservancy and other agencies and groups to focus on reducing wildfire risk in a critical...
December 3, 2018
The Earth is changing, and humans face major challenges if they hope to adapt, survive and preserve any semblance of the world as it is now. Humans will need to create sustainable food, water and energy supplies; curb climate change; eliminate pollution and waste; and design efficient, healthy and...
November 16, 2018
A new book co-edited by Professor Kathleen Hull highlights nine studies exploring how Native people retained or reimagined their communities in California between 1769 and 1834. “Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California” was published by the University of Arizona Press and co-edited by...
September 19, 2018
Civil and environmental engineering Professor Erin Hestir’s proposal for a unique system of mapping mercury in the waters of the San Francisco Delta has won her and her team of collaborators a $1.7 million grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The CDFW is dividing up...
August 21, 2018
  UC Merced Professor interviewed in LA times piece on the California Wildfires burning so hot that they are creating their own weather systems.
August 10, 2018
Paleoecology Professor Jessica Blois recently became the campus’s 19th recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The NSF describes as the CAREER as its “most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential...
July 18, 2018
  Drought, climate change, an aging infrastructure and growing population threaten the water California's San Joaquin Valley uses to supply most of the nation's produce and a large proportion of its livestock and dairy. "Adequate water for food for the nation is a water...
July 16, 2018
Capital Public Radio's environmental reporter Ezra Romero just launched a new series about Yosemite National Park titled YosemiteLand. The first episode of the series features UC Merced Professors Catherine Keske and Jeff Jenkins. Additional UC Merced faculty will...
July 5, 2018
UC Merced researcher Lauren Schiebelhut was recently featured in a New York Times article on the research that she and others are doing here on campus.   NYT Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/science/sea-stars-genes.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/science SF...

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