Experts on the Salton Sea
Salton Sea UCR Experts Emma Aronson: Associate professor of microbiology and plant pathology. Microbiome of the Salton Sea; microbial ecology of dust; wind- transported microorganisms; environmental microbiology; soil microbial ecology. firstname.lastname@example.org Roya Bahreini: Associate professor of atmospheric science. Aerosol sources...
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Pioneering UC Riverside geoecologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Marilyn Fogel, a University of California, Riverside endowed geoecology professor, received one of the highest honors in science this week with her election to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Membership in the NAS is rare. According to the...
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Measuring greenhouse gases on the go
Two UC Riverside professors are taking to the road to pinpoint sources of air pollution across California. They’ll be traveling in the university’s new Mobile Isotope Laboratory, a Mercedes Benz transport van fitted with a suite of instruments that can...
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Scientists Honored by American Geophysical Union
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Two scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have been elected fellows of the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, a recognition that honors “scientific eminence in the earth and space sciences.” Marilyn Fogel, the Wilbur W...
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$20M sustainable nanotechnology partnership renewed
The National Science Foundation, or NSF, has renewed funding for a UC Riverside laboratory solving big environmental and agricultural challenges with very small chemical particles called nanomaterials.
Microbiome confers resistance to cholera
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Biologists unravel tangled mystery of plant cell growth
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UCR wins $10 million to develop AI for sustainable agriculture
The University of California, Riverside, has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that will increase the environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.
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