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Women Swimming for Science: UC Davis Students and Professors Participate in Trans Tahoe Swim

Women for Water Research make waves in the Trans Tahoe Relay 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. 

Employment Opportunity at CWS - Junior Specialist. Posting Ends 5/11

CWS is hiring a new Junior Specialist in the Johnson lab, starting this summer. Closing date for applications is May 11th. The job will mainly be lab-based (fish dissection, otolith prepping, reading, and isotope analyses), but there will be opportunities for data analysis, contributing to publications, and occasional field work. The current position is for up to 1 year with the potential for extension.  Please share advertisement widely.  See advertisement here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02128. 

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Featured Project

Sierra Nevada Meadows Clearinghouse

Mountain meadow wetlands provide disproportionally important ecological services as compared to the area they cover in the Sierra Nevada by providing wetland-associated biodiversity, attenuating floods, and by contributing...

Featured Publication

Authors: T.E. Grantham; J.H. Viers; P.B. Moyle
Journal Article 2014