Rita Allen Foundation:
Recently WGBH and the Rita Allen Foundation partnered to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This is a unique, one-year opportunity for an innovative professional to study the field of science media, experiment with media formats, and work to expand science literacy among the public.
News and Announcements
Rita Allen Foundation:
Join us on Friday, April 28th from 2-4pm at Ghausi Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room for a Science Communication Workshop with Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin. Registration is free and open for CWS Affiliates.
Amy Quinton, a science reporter for NPR affiliate Capital Public Radio, will share the do’s and don’ts of talking with the press, providing real-world examples.
EPA is hosting a Watershed Academy Webcast on the latest news about the conditions in the nation’s lakes and flowing waters, based on the findings of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS). This webcast will take place on Thursday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The NARS are collaborative surveys conducted by EPA, states, and tribes that use a probability-based statistical design to sample rivers and streams, lakes, wetlands and coastal waters across the U.S.
Please join the Environmental Law Society for the 2017 UC Davis Environmental Law Symposium. This free event sponsored in partnership with the John Muir Institute of the Environment and the California Environmental Law & Policy Center will address the challenges and opportunities associated with California's climate legislation; JMIE director Benjamin Houlton and Center for Watershed Sciences director Jay Lund will participate:
Please join the UC Davis Office of the Chancellor for the first first installment of a new roundtable discussion series, Dialogue and Discernment:
"Science in a Post-Truth Era"
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
2 - 4 p.m.
By Jay Lund
Special to The Bee
California has largely emerged from five years of drought. This good news becomes better news if we move forward with better water management, which will prepare the state for the next drought, as well as floods.
Congratulations to one of our CWS researchers, Alison Whipple, on winning 1st place for Best Poster at the 2016 Bay Delta Science Conference! Her poster was about Quantifying Spatio-temporal Inundation Patterns for Floodplain Restoration on the Lower Cosumnes River, California.
The California Bay-Delta—made up of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Delta and San Francisco Bay—has, for the past 150 years, been inundated with man-made alterations causing a steep decline in the region’s health. To date, certain species’ populations have dropped to the lowest numbers on record and natural flows have been diverted, leading to a decline in water quality and availability to communities and farms across California.
Seven University of California, Davis, faculty members are included in the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS Council recently voted in 391 fellows in all for 2016, in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Preserving and enhancing the multiple functions and services of riparian zones in a changing climate.
Share science, community values, methods, and techniques for advancing the management, protection, and restoration of riparian areas.
Meet world-class speakers, enjoy science discussions, field activities, and the art/science nexus. Embrace the latest research, lessons learned, and best practices from California and beyond. Influence policymakers who recognize the importance of riparian conservation.
The October 2016 issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (Volume 14, Issue 3) is now available online. This issue features six articles including a contribution from UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences director Jay R. Lund. The table of contents are below and the entire issue can be viewed here: http://escholarship.org/uc/jmie_sfews
The Confucius Institute at UC Davis presents A Special Tea & Conversation on Friday, Oct.28, 2016. Hosted by Special Guest: Dr. Yunwei Dong, College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, China.
Lily Tomkovic - Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation Scholarship
PhD program: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Healdsburg, CA
Advisor: Fabian Bombardelli
In the aftermath of releasing the report "Estimates of Irrigated Cropland Idled due to the 2016 Drought" (http://droughtimpacts.ucdavis.edu), several commentaries have indicated that land fallowing in the summer of 2016 exceeds the 77,000 acres in the 2016 drought report. A short memo provides additional details and clarification on the difference between climate related and other cutbacks. (The same clarification applies to jobs and other economic aggregates).
Register now to join us in California for the 2016 Natural Areas Conference October 18-21, 2016. Our theme is Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words to Action. This event will feature strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can employ to prepare for and respond to climate change on the ground. View a detailed schedule of events here.
Source Speciation of Central VAlley GHG EMissions Using IN-Situ Measurement of VOCs
When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:30 pm, PDT (WEBCAST)
Where: Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA
The 2016 California Naturalist Conference is fast approaching with the conference theme to observe nature, foster partnerships, and plan for change.
The conference will run from Sepetember 9-11, 2016 at the Pali Mountain Retreat & Conference Center in Running Springs, in the beautiful San Bernadino Mountains.
Watershed researcher Ryan Peek has recently won the award for the 2016 Best Oral Presentation in Basic Research from the Society for Freshwater Science.
His talk titled, "Linking water source signatures with native anphibian breeding timing in a northern Sierra Nevada watershed," received very high scores from the judges.
Congratulations again to Ryan Peek for receiving this distinguished honor!
This week 12 California High school Science teachers will embark on a 2 day rafting externship on the South Fork of the American River. They will work with UC Davis Scientists to study the biology, ecology, hydrology, and geology of the river while using a variety of tools and techniques to collect and analyze field data.
While rafting the river, participants will explore the connections between water resource management and river ecology and how they impact our lives in California.