Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science
Topics of study include the characterization of pollutant emissions from combustion sources, the understanding of atmospheric photochemical processes and the quantification of human exposure to air pollution.
Topics of study include the use of remote sensing, field observations and modeling to address the most pressing questions in the fields of water quality, lake clarity, stream and creek ecosystems and mountain ecohydrology.
Topics of study include soil hydrologic conditions, the evaluation of current and past environmental conditions and the characterization of physiochemical processes in the region’s soils.
Regions of study include mountain meadows and sierra forest, riparian communities along creeks and streams and the vast open space of the Great Basin rangelands.
Topics of study include interactions between wildlife and land uses, avian ecology, forestry-wildlife relationships, endangered species management, reproductive ecology, nutrition and foraging ecology, predator-prey interactions and population dynamics.
In the News
Environmental science professor Nancy Markee retires, leaving behind integral programming.
Markee joined the Department in 1993 as a human ecologist with a background in biological sciences and human behavior.
Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack
Researcher Adrian Harpold's team has designed water quantity tools to help with forest-thinning plans.
Department hires dendrochronologist as a new instructor
Bigio’s teaching draws upon her experience in applying tree-ring dating for fire history and paleoclimate, which studies climates of past geological time periods.