ESS Welcomes Dr. Mathieu Morlighem

The Department of Earth System Science is pleased to announce Dr. Mathieu Morlighem has joined ESS as an Assistant Professor. Before accepting his new position, Mathieu was an Associate Project Scientist in ESS primarily based at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. We asked Mathieu about his research interests and thoughts on joining the ESS team, here’s what he had to say:

Earth System Science Teaching Credential Receives National Ranking

The Earth System Science Teaching Credential program has been ranked as a top 10 teaching programs in the United States. The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) prepared rankings of all secondary education teaching programs in the U.S., naming the Earth System Science Bachelor of Science with Single Teacher Credential number 8 in the country, 1 in the Western Region and 1 in California. 

To view the rankings and full report, click HERE.

Thomson Reuters Names ESS Professors Randerson and Rignot as Highly Cited Researchers

UCI Physical Sciences professors Matt Law, Jim Randerson and Eric Rignot have been named among the world’s most influential researchers by Thomson Reuters. The 2014 Highly Cited Researchers list includes preeminent researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences who have demonstrated exceptional impact in their field as measured by citations to their work.

Research Update: Coastal Dynamics Lab Group Returns from Field Expedition

Researchers from Kristen Davis's group, the Coastal Dynamics Lab, at UC Irvine along with Anne Cohen's lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are traveling to Dongsha Atoll, a remote coral reef ecosystem located south of Taiwan in the South China Sea. We will be on the atoll May 22 - June 26, 2014 deploying a range of instruments, collecting seawater and coral samples and making measurements of Net Ecosystem Calcification (NEC). We will be joined by scientists from Academia Sinica and Texas A&M University.