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May 11, 2020, 1:39 PM
Conventional knowledge has it that warm air rises while cold air sinks. But a study from the University of California, Davis, found that in the tropical atmosphere, cold air rises due to an overlooked…
Apr 15, 2020, 1:43 PM
The Office of Naval Research recently announced their 2020 class of Young Investigator Program (or “YIP”) recipients. This list included LAWR’s Adele Igel, an assistant professor and cloud…
Apr 1, 2020, 3:59 PM
The LAWR Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 LAWR Award Program
Mar 12, 2020, 8:41 AM
Professor Kyaw Tha Paw U carries a cheat sheet of sorts to class, with thumbnail photos and names of his students. Across a sea of faces, this personal class roster helps him learn each of their…
Feb 21, 2020, 4:02 PM
The Atmospheric Science Graduate Group presented the “Walter and Margaret Milton Graduate Atmospheric Science Award” to Shiheng Duan, a PhD student of Professor Paul Ullrich.
Feb 13, 2020, 1:08 PM
Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says Air pollution is known to have negative -- even deadly -- effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing…
Jan 6, 2020, 11:22 AM
Student sponsorships available to all students of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) for participation to: 58th Annual Conference of the California Irrigation Institute
Nov 22, 2019, 10:32 AM
A better understanding of those impacts can help us make better decisions about siting renewable energy infrastructure and can reduce future costs.
Oct 15, 2019, 10:09 AM
Da Yang, a UC Davis atmospheric scientist who studies the physics of intense rainstorms like hurricanes and their relationship to the Earth’s climate, has been awarded a 2019 Packard Fellowship in…
Jul 15, 2019, 11:43 AM
Northern Eurasia plays a significant role in the planet’s carbon cycle as it includes roughly 70% of the Earth’s boreal forests and more than two-thirds of the Earth’s permafrost, the perennially…
Jul 9, 2019, 2:42 PM
A study released today provides the most complete list yet of the advantages of solar energy — from carbon sequestration to improvements for pollinator habitat. The paper offers a new framework for…
Mar 19, 2019, 4:23 PM
In the Santa Ana River floodplain, an endangered plant needs the effects of intense flooding to grow and survive in loose soil
Feb 26, 2019, 11:14 AM
The Atmospheric Science Graduate Group presented the first ever “Walter and Margaret Milton Graduate Atmospheric Science Award” to Leif Swenson, a PhD student of Professor Richard Grotjahn.
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…