Climate change is driving plant die-offs in Southern California, UCI study finds
Loss of vegetation cover is most stark in desert ecosystems already on edge of habitability
Apr 28, 2021
In 2019, hundreds of fires across the Amazon burned through enough rain forest to fill the state of New Jersey. At the peak of the fires in August, smoke plunged São Paulo, hundreds of kilometers away, into midday darkness.
Apr 27, 2021
Every environment on the planet -- from forested mountaintops to scorching deserts and even the human gut -- has a microbiome that keeps it healthy and balanced. Ecologist Steven Allison explores how these extraordinarily adaptable, diverse collections of microorganisms could help solve big global problems like climate change and food insecurity -- and makes the case for getting to know Earth's original inhabitants in fascinating ways.
Apr 26, 2021
For many professors, grading student work is the least enjoyable part of their jobs. “None of us get into teaching to grade,” says Renée Link, a professor of teaching in the Chemistry Department at the University of California, Irvine.
Apr 23, 2021
I am Erin Joy E. Araneta and I am an undergraduate student researcher working on organometallic chemistry research at Dr. Jenny Yang’s lab at UC Irvine. I am very passionate about my research where I work with my mentor, Alissa Matus, who aims to find better ways to capture carbon dioxide and recycle it to turn it into fuel, gasoline, or energy. I think it is very exciting to try to find ways to promote sustainability in a cost-effective and inclusive way.
Apr 23, 2021
Chemistry Ph.D. student answers questions about her research on the chemical transformation of pesticides.
Apr 21, 2021
Their research aims to find chemical solutions for climate change problems.
Apr 21, 2021
When the pandemic struck, Youssefpour pivoted his teaching abruptly — and successfully — to the online realm.
Apr 16, 2021
By analyzing gains and losses in the genes of phytoplankton samples collected in all major ocean regions, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created the most nuanced and high-…
Apr 12, 2021
It’s been almost a decade since anyone from UCI won the distinction.
Apr 9, 2021
Lightning in the Arctic used to be so vanishingly rare that people could go their whole lives without seeing a flash. But as the region warms rapidly, it may become more common—with effects that…
Apr 8, 2021
Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.
Apr 7, 2021
Tool helps to track abrupt yet temporary emissions declines during pandemic.