COVID-19 Taking a Toll on Everyday Lives, UC Davis Research Suggests

August 24, 2020
More Stress Expected as Lockdowns Continue, People Get Sick, Unemployment Persists

Rare research on the effects of a pandemic undertaken during an ongoing disaster shows that COVID-19 has severely affected people’s daily emotional lives and mental health, increasing their stresses the longer lockdowns, fear of getting sick and financial strains continue.

Social Distancing Varies by Income in U.S.

July 29, 2020
Poorer Communities Face Double Burden During Pandemic as They Stay Home Less

Wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the COVID-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least mobile to the most mobile, according to a study by the University of California, Davis.

Roadkill Declines as COVID-19 Continues

June 25, 2020
Thousands of Large Animals Spared Under Shelter in Place, Finds Report on Three States

Fewer wild animals, including threatened mountain lions, are becoming roadkill during shelter-in-place orders, finds a study on three states from the University of California, Davis.

Using traffic and collision data collected from California, Idaho and Maine, the researchers found that wildlife-vehicle conflict has declined by 21-56 percent from early March to mid-April, following government stay-at-home orders.

UCOP Seed Grants Fund COVID-19 Research Projects

June 17, 2020

Faculty from the UC Davis School of Medicine and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have received seed funding from the UC Office of the President to launch research projects aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

Half the Earth Relatively Intact From Global Human Influence

June 12, 2020
Study Presents Clear Opportunities to Conserve What Remains

Roughly half of Earth’s ice-free land remains without significant human influence, according to a study from a team of international researchers led by the National Geographic Society and the University of California, Davis.

How has coronavirus pandemic impacted California food, agriculture and environment?

June 02, 2020
New report explores long-term effect on state’s agricultural industries

A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines how COVID-19 continues to impact California agriculture. Profiles of leading California agricultural industries illustrate the different ways the pandemic has impacted leading industries like dairy, beef, and produce—industries that have scrambled to repurpose products from food service to retail—and tree nuts, an industry that saw a temporary spike in sales as consumers hoarded storable goods.

COVID-19 Research

CA&ES is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, staff, faculty and the people we serve. The campus has suspended operations in compliance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home order, but we are still hard at work conducting vital research, caring for animals, tending crops and developing innovative ways to teach and learn. Instruction is taking place remotely, and essential services continue.

Undersecretary Replaces Ross for Discussion About COVID-19 Impacts on Food Supply Chain

May 06, 2020
Updated 11:50 a.m. May 8Jenny Lester Moffitt, undersecretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is taking the place of panelist Karen Ross, secretary of the department. Ross had to cancel her participation due to a scheduling conflict that arose.   Editor’s note: At the conclusion of the program, panelists will be available to meet with members of the media in a separate Zoom call.