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THREE IN UCI PHYSICAL SCIENCES BECOME 2021 AAAS FELLOWS
They join a list that includes scientists like Thomas Edison.
Jan 28, 2022
Jun 23, 2022
The sheer acreage consumed by fire in California in recent years is numbing: more than 2.5 million acres last year, and 4.3 million acres the year before that.
Jun 13, 2022
Perymon came to UCI to make the way we address environmental problems more equitable.
Jun 13, 2022
Jhaj came to UCI in 2019, and, despite the pandemic, stitched together an education in sustainability.
Jun 9, 2022
The country’s recent heat wave has seen “wet-bulb” temperatures rise to potentially fatal levels—but plans to handle the crisis are still in their infancy.
Jun 7, 2022
Jane Baldwin has just completed her first year as an Assistant Professor at the University of California Irvine. Her combination of interests is non-traditional, at least for someone coming up through the places and programs that she has.
Jun 6, 2022
UCI scientists make the discovery using improved tracking algorithms
May 26, 2022
The scientists’ research focuses on understanding environmental problems, including climate change, from many different angles.
May 6, 2022
UCI-led study shows the global shift of land-use greenhouse gas emissions.
May 4, 2022
Climate change is already leaving unprecedented marks on forests. In the Sierra Nevada, up to 19 percent of adult giant sequoias, many of which have stood since the days of Aristotle, died in fires in just the last two summers. Five of the eight most abundant tree species in the West have declined significantly just since the year 2000. Using satellite data, archival records, and machine learning, Jon Wang, at the University of California, Irvine, determined that California likely lost nearly 7…
May 2, 2022
In October 2021, a pipeline leaked about 25,000 gallons of oil into the ocean off the Orange County coast. The oil caked beaches and killed marine life, and almost as soon as it happened two UC…
Apr 28, 2022
After completing her Ph.D. in applied physics in Italy in 1999, Isabella Velicogna came to the U.S. in the hopes of landing a post doctoral position. Her efforts proved fruitful and she landed a dream job – working at the University of Colorado in Boulder on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) project. The mission involved using satellite data to assess the Earth's water systems, including changes in its ice sheets, and the…
Apr 27, 2022
KUCI's Keven Bossenmeyer interviews the Ph.D. students studying last October's OC oil spill.

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.