After the COVID-19 pandemic struck, scientists across the globe realized they could track the virus by testing sewage water. School of Engineering Professor Colleen Naughton pioneered a dashboard to host the global findings. Predicting the effects of forest fuel treatments is difficult and uncertain — it is unclear whether the treatments are more helpful to forest health or streamflow. “COVID-19 has really dampened research, so we wanted to find ways to nurture and enhance innovative work during the pandemic,” said Professor Denise Payán, co-lead of the Global Food Initiative UC Merced Campus Collaborative.
- Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Josué Medellín-Azuara is part of an international team of researchers who conducted a systems analysis on water security in Jordan.
- After the COVID-19 pandemic struck, scientists across the globe realized they could track the virus by testing sewage water.
- Soil biogeochemistry Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe has been recognized by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as one of this year’s recipients of the Joanne Simpson Medal for Mid-Career Scientists.
“Another threat to the national power grid is much larger than any human influence; the climate is changing in ways we are only beginning to understand.”