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Geospatial Junior Specialist - Job Opportunity - CLOSED

The Center for Watershed Sciences is hiring a Junior Specialist to assist with geospatial research projects in California. The position is full time, from 2/1/2019 to 1/30/2020 with the possibility for extension. Application closes January 6th, 2019. Please see the attached posting for further details. Additional questions about this position should be directed to Ann Willis (awillis@ucdavis.edu) or Sarah Yarnell (smyarnell@ucdavis.edu).


Women for Water Research make waves in the Trans Tahoe Relay swim Women Swimming for Science: UC Davis Students and Professors Participate in Trans Tahoe Swim

Six UC Davis affiliated students, scientists, and professors will swim in the 42nd Annual Trans Tahoe Relay to raise awareness of watershed protection and water research. For the second year in a row, the Women for Water Research team will be swimming the 10-mile stretch for the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and Center for Watershed Sciences (CWS). TERC’s discoveries and methods are used to support policy decisions at Lake Tahoe and to help aid research efforts at other lakes around the world.

All SPEAK SciComm Workshop Videos Are Available To Watch

The 2017 - 2018 SPEAK series has concluded. If you missed out on a SPEAK Workshop this year, you can catch up by watching the video recording of the workshop on our website at watershed.ucdavis.edu/SPEAK/RecordedWorkshops.

Hiring Students for the Summer - Job Opportunity (CLOSED)

The Center for Watershed Sciences is looking for two field-hardy, ecology-oriented students this summer to assist in a research project investigating the habitat-use of Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frogs (Rana sierrae) in high elevation streams.  Please see attached for details. 

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Featured Project

UC Drought Summit

The Center for Watershed Sciences organized faculty from across UC campuses and other California universities to present a daylong Drought Science, Policy and Management Summit on April 25, 2014 in the state Capitol. 

Featured Publication

Authors: R. Howitt; J. Medellín-Azuara; D. MacEwan; J.R. Lund; D. Sumner
Report 2014