UC Davis Science and Climate News https://www.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Science and Climate News for UC Davis en Climate Trends in the West, Today and 11,000 Years Ago https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/climate-trends-west-today-and-11000-years-ago What we think of as the classic West Coast climate began just about 4,000 years ago, finds UC Davis study on climate trends of the Holocene era. February 27, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/climate-trends-west-today-and-11000-years-ago $20M Grant Renewal for National Center for Sustainable Transportation https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-secures-20m-grant-renewal-lead-national-center-sustainable-transportation National Center for Sustainable Transportation at UC Davis receives $20 million to lead a group of universities studying transportation and the environment. February 23, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-secures-20m-grant-renewal-lead-national-center-sustainable-transportation Amazon Mammals Threatened by Climate Change https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/climate-change-threatens-most-amazon-mammals <p>From jaguars and ocelots to anteaters and capybara, most land-based mammals living in the Brazilian Amazon are threatened by climate change and the projected savannization of the region.</p> February 15, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/climate-change-threatens-most-amazon-mammals Mountain Lion Mortality Maps Show Rough Road for Cougars https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/mountain-lion-mortality-map-shows-rough-road-cougars-travel UC Davis Road Ecology Center releases maps of mountain lion mortality in California ahead of beloved lion P-22's Celebration of Life event in Griffith Park. February 02, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/mountain-lion-mortality-map-shows-rough-road-cougars-travel Unprecedented Levels of High-Severity Fire Burn in Sierra Nevada Forests https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/unprecedented-levels-high-severity-fire-burn-sierra-nevada-forests High-severity wildfire is occurring at unprecedented rates in Sierra Nevada forests compared to before 1850, finds UC Davis study. January 20, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/unprecedented-levels-high-severity-fire-burn-sierra-nevada-forests Climate Change Presents a Mismatch for Songbirds’ Breeding Season https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/climate-change-presents-mismatch-songbirds-breeding-season Climate change presents a mismatch for some breeding songbirds, finds UC Davis study drawing from a decade of data from our Nestbox Highway project. January 17, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/climate-change-presents-mismatch-songbirds-breeding-season Water and Drought Experts https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/drought-experts UC Davis media experts on water supply, flooding, atmospheric rivers, agricultural irrigation and other water supply issues. January 11, 2023 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/drought-experts All West Coast Abalones at Risk of Extinction on the IUCN Red List https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/all-west-coast-abalone-added-endangered-iucns-red-list All West Coast abalones in the U.S. are now considered at risk of extinction on the IUCN Red List. UC Davis led the West Coast abalone population assessments. December 12, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/all-west-coast-abalone-added-endangered-iucns-red-list Harvesting Light to Grow Food and Clean Energy Together https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/harvesting-light-grow-food-and-clean-energy-together A UC Davis agrivoltaics study shows how harvesting the light spectrum can make growing food and clean energy more efficient. December 06, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/harvesting-light-grow-food-and-clean-energy-together Hibernating Corals and the Microbiomes That Sustain Them https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/hibernating-corals-and-microbiome-sustains-them What happens to a coral's microbiome while it hibernates? A UC Davis study found microbial communities shift while a coral sleeps, which may inform coral health and recovery efforts. December 01, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/hibernating-corals-and-microbiome-sustains-them Corals Saving Corals https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/corals-saving-corals Corals resistant to disease can rescue more vulnerable corals, UC Davis found. Raising corals with diverse genotypes builds resilience amid disease and climate changes in reefs. November 21, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/corals-saving-corals Citizen Scientists Help UC Davis Researchers Spread Native Plant Seeds in Urban Areas https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/citizen-scientists-help-uc-davis-researchers-spread-native-plant-seeds-urban-areas <p>Bus stops, bike paths, sidewalks and other spots often overlooked in the community will become areas of beauty — for the sake of science. That’s the idea behind the <a href="https://www.miridaelivinglabs.org/seedpileproject">Seed Pile Project</a>, which asks community members from as far east as Sacramento and as far west as the East Bay to drop a pile of native wildflower seeds near their home or office and monitor the growth.</p> November 15, 2022 Karen Michele Nikos-Rose https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/citizen-scientists-help-uc-davis-researchers-spread-native-plant-seeds-urban-areas The Lightness of Water Vapor Adds Heft to Global Climate Models https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/lightness-water-vapor-adds-heft-global-climate-models Including the lightness of water vapor in climate models can improve cloud simulations and the accuracy of climate change forecasts, UC Davis scientists found. October 24, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/lightness-water-vapor-adds-heft-global-climate-models Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Expands https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/stebbins-cold-canyon-reserve-acquires-482-acres-land-trust-napa-county Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, part of the UC Davis Natural Reserve system, acquires nearly 500 acres from Land Trust of Napa County. October 03, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/stebbins-cold-canyon-reserve-acquires-482-acres-land-trust-napa-county Endangered-Mouse Study Shares No-Contact Sampling Method https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/endangered-mouse-sampled-noninvasively-new-method Collecting genetic samples for small mammals can be tricky, but UC Davis scientists found a noninvasive way to do it for San Francisco's endangered salt marsh harvest mouse. September 19, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/endangered-mouse-sampled-noninvasively-new-method Fall Is Best Time to Clean Nest Boxes for Barn Owls https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/fall-best-time-clean-nest-boxes-barn-owls The best time to clean nest boxes for barn owls is fall to avoid disturbing them during their winter breeding season, finds UC Davis research. September 07, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/fall-best-time-clean-nest-boxes-barn-owls Endangered Amargosa Voles Begin to Repopulate Desert Habitat https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/endangered-amargosa-voles-begin-repopulate-desert-habitat UC Davis wildlife cameras revealed pups born to endangered Amargosa voles that were reintroduced to a Shoshone marsh. This indicates the voles are beginning to repopulate their native habitat after restoration efforts. September 06, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/endangered-amargosa-voles-begin-repopulate-desert-habitat Frances Moore Serving as Senior Economist With Council of Economic Advisers https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/professor-frances-moore-appointed-white-house-council-economic-advisers UC Davis professor and climate change economist Frances Moore joins the Council of Economic Advisers. The Council provides policy recommendations on economic growth and stability to President Biden. September 06, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/professor-frances-moore-appointed-white-house-council-economic-advisers The Cost of Climate Change https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/cost-climate-change What effect does climate change have on the economy and the Gross Domestic Product? A persistent one, finds a UC Davis study by Bernardo Bastien-Olvera. August 10, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/cost-climate-change Levi Lewis: The Value of ‘And’ https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/climate/levi-lewis-and-value-and Fisheries ecologist Levi Lewis discusses climate anxiety, privilege, fish and the power of ‘and’ as part of UC Davis’ climate anxiety series. August 08, 2022 Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/climate/levi-lewis-and-value-and