Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Riverside
We are a multidisciplinary department within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside with both undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental science. We seek to expand knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological and human components of the Earth System, through cutting-edge research, rigorous student training and service to the community. Our department consists of faculty, graduate students, postdocs and research staff working within and across the fields of atmospheric sciences, environmental chemistry & ecotoxicology, hydrologic sciences, and soil & water sciences.
Our undergraduate program exposes students to a wide array of environmental science disciplines and prepares them for careers in State/Federal resource agencies, private consulting and for graduate education.
All of our graduate areas of study emphasize quantitative, interdisciplinary study of the Earth System. Alumni from our graduate programs have gone on to successful careers in government and university science, resource management, education and economics.
UCR wins $10 million to develop AI for sustainable agriculture
The University of California, Riverside, has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that will increase the environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S. This Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant is one of nine given by...
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Department of Environmental Sciences Plan to Action
The Department of Environmental Sciences joins in solidarity with our Black community of students, staff, and colleagues to strongly condemn racism. View our Plan to Action
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Shrub encroachment on grasslands can increase groundwater recharge
Grasslands across the globe, which support the majority of the world’s grazing animals, have been transitioning to shrublands in a process that scientists call “woody plant encroachment.” Managed grazing of drylands is the most extensive form of land use on...
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