The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) administrative structure promotes interdepartmental collaboration among groups of faculty with related interests. This framework also provides for faculty to work with colleagues throughout CA&ES, the College of Biological Sciences, and across the campus.
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Faculty and students in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics study the production, distribution, and consumption of food, fiber, and energy in both well-developed and less-developed countries.
The Department of Animal Science's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals, for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California, and beyond.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Biological Systems Engineering is the biology-based engineering discipline that integrates life sciences with engineering from molecular to ecosystem levels.
Entomology and Nematology
The Department of Entomology at UC Davis began as an offshoot of the Department of Entomology and Parasitology at UC Berkeley.
Environmental Science and Policy
The Department of Environmental Science and Policy plays a unique role in bringing together the natural sciences and social sciences, the two essential components of sustainable solutions to these challenges.
Environmental Toxicology is the study of how chemicals move within the environment and affect biological systems. The program at UC Davis is unique by studying living harmful agents as well as chemical agents.
Food Science and Technology
The Department of Food Science and Technology is internationally recognized for its advances in making food and beverages more healthful, appealing and safe. It is the only such department within the University of California and is the state’s principal academic food science research group.
Human Ecology integrates themes of people, place, and power. "People" focuses attention on human development and individual relationships with others through family, institutions, and community.
Land, Air and Water Resources
Land, Air and Water Resources is a multidisciplinary department with faculty who specialize in atmospheric science, plant science, soils and biogeochemistry, hydrology, and water engineering. Teaching, research, and outreach efforts focus on agricultural and environmental aspects of these disciplines.
The study of nutrition encompasses all aspects of the consumption and utilization of food and its constituents.
The mission of the department is to expand basic knowledge regarding the biology and ecology of plant-infecting microbes, the etiology and epidemiology of plant diseases, and interactions between hosts and pathogens.
The UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences is a leader in the research, teaching and delivery of all aspects of plant science, from lab to field, forest, rangeland and beyond.
Viticulture and Enology
The Viticulture and Enology department combines the sciences of viticulture and enology in a single research and teaching unit that encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that impact grape growing and winemaking.
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology is a dedicated group of scientists and students interested in research and training in the fields of biology, ecology, and conservation of all wildlife and fish species, and to resolution of human-wildlife conflicts.