Restoring Back to the Future

Climate change raises an important question for restoration ecology: What’s the best way to heal the land when its future environment won’t look like its past? “It’s a huge issue,” said Valerie Eviner, a restoration ecology professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. “We look at our changing climate and ask, ‘What will grow? What’s…

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Jim Hill, Robert Bertram, Don Bransford: Awards of Distinction

On Friday, October 14, 2016, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will bestow the Awards of Distinction at College Celebration. The awards are the highest recognition presented by the college. Jim Hill: Outstanding Faculty Award of Distinction Jim Hill, recently retired faculty member in the Department of Plant Sciences, will receive the Outstanding Faculty…

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Managed Grazing Helps Forests, Say Ken Tate, Leslie Roche, and Others

With California wildfires becoming more frequent and intense, ranchers and other natural resources experts say public policy on livestock grazing as a potential tool to manage fuel and vegetation needs to be reevaluated to allow more flexibility. Despite mounting research that shows well-managed grazing could help reduce wildfire risk and severity, livestock stocking rates on…

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