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April 26, 2021
Predicting the effects of forest fuel treatments is difficult and uncertain — it is unclear whether the treatments are more helpful to forest health or streamflow. According to new research by disturbance ecohydrologist Ryan Bart and his colleagues at the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI),...
April 22, 2021
President Joe Biden has nominated UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be the new director of the Office of Science in the federal Department of Energy. In honor of Earth Day, the White House today announced nominations for a variety of federal posts in the departments of Energy,...
March 22, 2021
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Marie-Odile Fortier’s plan to make more accurate assessments of renewable energy systems’ carbon footprints has made her the fifth UC Merced recipient of the prestigious CAREER award this year. The award comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF...
March 10, 2021
Professor Marc Beutel and his graduate student Mark Seelos have been recognized for papers and a presentation on toxic mercury mitigation by the North American Lake Management Society. Beutel, an environmental engineer, co-wrote two of a group of three papers named Best Paper of the...
March 9, 2021
This 65km-square body of water north of Sacramento is the second-largest reservoir in California. Not only does Lake Oroville store water, it helps control flooding elsewhere in the region, assists with the maintenance of water quality and boosts the health of fisheries downstream. In 2014,...
March 8, 2021
International Women’s Day is more than a day to celebrate the fantastic females around us. It is a day to reflect on the contributions women have made both socially and politically around the world. Women across the globe have used their gifts and talents to help others in myriad ways, and UC...
February 22, 2021
The question: What happens when UC Merced holds Research Week in the middle of a pandemic? The hypothesis: An annual, weeklong presentation of ground-breaking work reaches a big, new virtual audience. With the Research Week’s usual in-person seminars, tours and showcases untenable because of COVID-...
February 18, 2021
The millions of people affected by 2020’s record-breaking and deadly fire season can attest to the fact that wildfire hazards are increasing across western North America. Both climate change and forest management have been blamed, but the relative influence of these drivers is still heavily debated...
February 2, 2021
  Sierra Nevada Research Institute UC Merced Research Week 2021 Wildfire, Air Quality and Forest Management   Monday, March 1, 2021  12:00pm to 2:00pm   The SNRI Research Week Symposium will aim to look at the issues of forest management,...
February 2, 2021
During the deep of California's winter, telltale plumes of smoke are rising from the hills. Midwinter Western fires are unusual because the cooler, wet season dampens the potential for flames. Yet California's fire regime is changing, creating the opportunity for unexpected...

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