News Archive

Nov 9, 2018, 9:05 AM
Rebecca Hernandez grew up in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains among ample coastal sage scrub. She didn’t know at the time that it is one of the country’s most endangered plant communities,…
Sep 11, 2018, 5:32 AM
Renewable energy development is vital to reduce the threats of climate change. But can solar energy development coexist with wildlife and sensitive lands?
Apr 10, 2018, 1:56 PM
California currently provides two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts, but according to a new study published Tuesday, by the end of the century California's climate will no longer be able to…
Feb 12, 2018, 1:38 PM
The Center for Agricultural Research and Development-Nepal (CARD-Nepal) has received a Trellis Fund grant for a project focused on training vegetable farmers in soil management practices. Stewart…
Jan 16, 2018, 2:48 PM
Rebecca R. Hernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, has been named the recipient of this year’s E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity…
Dec 20, 2017, 10:48 AM
As the world tries to combat climate change, sustainable forms of energy are on the rise. Solar energy is of particular interest, but arrays of photovoltaic panels take up a lot of space and can…
Dec 11, 2017, 12:07 PM
In 1982, Susan Ustin began working with NASA satellite data to study how plants respond to environmental stress. Thirty-five years later, the pioneer in remote sensing, and a distinguished professor…
Nov 30, 2016, 2:16 PM
Ben Houlton hasn’t quite settled into his office in The Barn. The new director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment took over the program in August from Mark Schwartz, who had steered the…
Nov 28, 2016, 8:29 AM
UC Davis assistant professor Rebecca Hernandez featured in KPCC online article “A new approach to energy: using old landfill sites to generate solar power.”
Oct 18, 2016, 4:38 PM
California’s coastal redwoods are one of the state’s most prominent icons, drawing more than 2 million visitors a year. Another prominent icon? Fog, winding its way across the coast and through the…
Aug 31, 2016, 1:51 PM
The UC Davis Office of Research has named Benjamin Houlton as the new director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, known as JMIE. Houlton takes over from Mark Schwartz, who has directed…
Aug 10, 2016, 9:36 AM
UC Davis Research Could Solve Pressing Issues in Health, Economics and Sustainability
Jul 18, 2016, 1:12 PM
Rebecca Hernandez, an assistant professor of the [Department of Land and Water Resources] at UC Davis, published a study in November that showed a large portion of solar facilities moving to open…
Jul 15, 2016, 9:17 AM
Twenty-five young African leaders are taking part in an energy-themed institute at UC Davis starting Monday. The group will spend six weeks at the school through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for…
Jun 13, 2016, 2:20 PM
UCTV has posted highlights from the Natural Climate Solutions Symposium, hosted by UC Davis in March. The hourlong video is available for on-demand viewing, and it's on the UCTV schedule, June 20-26…
Apr 15, 2016, 6:57 AM
Sedimentation is a common water quality problem in California. So, it's a big deal that a new study indicates that changes in irrigation technology might help. Researchers have found that large-scale…
Apr 14, 2016, 8:22 AM
LAWR showcases its projects, faculty, and students at Picnic Day surrounded by the beautiful architecture of its home in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building as well as exhibits in Hoagland…
Apr 8, 2016, 2:07 PM
The 2016 Best Viticulture Paper by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) was recently awarded to a publication by Maya Buelow, Lucas Silva, Kerri Steenwerth, and Sanjai Parikh.
Apr 7, 2016, 1:56 PM
An article by Lionel X. Dupuy and Wendy K. Silk was chosen as the cover story for a recent issue of Vadose Zone Journal with a special section on soils as complex systems.
Mar 22, 2016, 5:23 AM
The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, first reported on Oct. 23, 2015, released over 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was sealed on Feb. 11, according to the…