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Carson Jeffres receives the 2021 Faculty & Staff Stewardship Award

Congratulations, Carson Jeffres! This award is given by the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees to honor and celebrate individuals who, although their job descriptions may not include donor stewardship, demonstrate excellent results in engaging with and acknowledging our supporters. This award celebrates the important role that faculty and staff play in donor stewardship and relationship-building.

Classifying California’s stream thermal regimes for cold-water conservation

Willis et al 2021 Fig 4

New research shows that dams are ineffective for cold-water conservation and California's regulated streams fail cold-water ecosystems, reports a new study by CWS researchers Drs. Ann Willis, Ryan Peek, and Andrew Rypel. The thermal regimes of 77 California stream sites were modeled evaluate variation nested within each stream class. Read the paper and associated media coverage to learn more about this study!

Get to know our newest John Muir Institute Fellow, Brandi Goss!

Sugar Creek BDA

The John Muir Institute of the Environment has recently announced Brandi Goss among the recipients of the 2021 Muir Institute Scholars Program! Brandi Goss is a Master's Student under Dr. Robert Lusardi in the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis. Her work is centered on aquatic community ecology research with real-world conservation applications. ​Read on to learn more about this sprouting collaborative project!


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Featured Project

Nigiri Project: Growing rice and salmon on a floodway

The Center for Watershed Sciences is investigating harvested rice fields as potential salmon...

Featured Publication

Authors: J.R. Durand; F. Bombardelli; W.E. Fleenor; Y. Henneberry; J. Herman; C.A. Jeffres; M. Leinfelder–Miles; J.R. Lund; R. Lusardi; A.D. Manfree; others
Journal Article 2020