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Wildfire on the Rise Since 1984 in Northern California’s Coastal Ranges

September 17, 2020
From Berryessa to Klamath Mountains, High-Severity Burns Quadrupled During Warm Drought

High-severity wildfires in northern coastal California have been increasing by about 10 percent per decade since 1984, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, that associates climate trends with wildfire.

Human Ecology Chair Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior

September 10, 2020

Professor Leigh Ann Simmons, chair of the Department of Human Ecology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). Fellow status is a special membership category in recognition of significant contributions to the field of health behavior research and demonstrated involvement in the organization. 

Gwyneth Manser Awarded Graduate Scholarship from Geography Honor Society

September 09, 2020

Second year geography Ph.D. student Gwyneth Manser has received the 2020 Buzzard Graduate Scholarship from Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), an international honor society for geography students. The $1,000 scholarship is given to one graduate student member of GTU each year.

“I’m incredibly honored to have received the 2020 Buzzard Graduate Scholarship,” she said. “Gamma Theta Upsilon’s generous support will assist me in launching my dissertation field work this winter.”

The Late Professor Inoue Would Be Proud

September 08, 2020
Students Finish His and Their Research, Earn Ph.D.s

Four years after plant sciences professor Kentaro Inoue was struck and killed while riding his bike, the last three graduate students from his lab are ensuring his scientific legacy lives on through their published research, careers in industry and academia, and mentoring of future science students.

UC Davis to Lead New Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems

August 28, 2020

By AJ Cheline and Diane Nelson

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish an institute focused on enabling the next-generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence, or AI, technologies. The award is part of a larger investment announced this week by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, in partnership with several federal agencies — distributing a total of $140 million to fund seven complementary AI research institutes across the nation.