Content Authored by: Jules Bernstein

UC Riverside scientist joins 2019 class of AAAS fellows

Professor and chair of nematology honored for work on plant immunity to pests
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Scientists pack like sardines for Santa Ana River Symposium

Though there are no sardines in the Santa Ana River, there were more than 150 scientists who gathered for the 2nd annual symposium on native species in that important local waterway at UCR on Oct. 22. The endangered Santa Ana Sucker fish. The river provides roughly 75% of San Bernardino Valley’s water supply, so maintaining its ecosystem is a hot...
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Riverside hosts influential invasive plant conference for the first time

Riverside recently hosted the California Invasive Plant Council symposium for the first time in the history of the decades-old gathering. “Having the symposium here underscores UC Riverside’s long-standing and growing importance to the field of land management and invasive plant species research,” said event committee member Lynn Sweet, a plant...
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Recovery from dinosaur-killing asteroid has message for present

New research finds that it is not how many species you have, it is what they ‘do’ in an ecosystem that matters
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New UCR geology course earns national recognition

The Geological Society of America , or GSA, recognizes the academic excellence of only one university in the country each year, and this year, that honor goes to UC Riverside. Students from UCR’s inaugural 2016 geology field course exploring a volcanic fissure in eastern California. (Nic Barth/UCR) The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award is...
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UCR paleontologist wins prestigious prize

UC Riverside Professor Mary Droser, winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology. Mary Droser, a decorated paleontology professor, now has another accolade to her name. She is the winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. More than 2,700 geoscientists belong to the society, which exists to help...
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Elite Food and Agriculture Research fellowship goes to UCR doctoral student

UC Riverside Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson is one of only 17 people nationwide selected as a 2019 Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, or FFAR, fellow. Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson. (UCR / Ilse Ungeheuer) The fellowship program is run by the College of Agriculture and Life...
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CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR , has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich . As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the world’s most accomplished...
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Georgios Vidalakis named to prestigious, endowed citrus research position

Georgios Vidalakis, a professor and UC extension specialist in UCR’s Microbiology and Plant Pathology Department, has been named Presidential Researcher for Sustainable Citrus Clonal Protection.
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UCR research agronomist receives USDA New Investigator Award

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded nearly $500,000 to Elia Scudiero, a professional researcher in the environmental sciences department, for a project helping California’s farmers use water more efficiently while protecting crops.
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National Science Foundation award helps UCR train tomorrow’s STEM teachers

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation award will help transform more than 50 UC Riverside students into the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. The Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is building a pipeline to move talented undergraduate STEM students through UCR’s teaching credential programs and...
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Fulbright sends UCR soil scientist to dam disaster site

UCR soil scientist Samantha Ying has won a Fulbright Award to understand the environmental effects of the 2015 Fundão dam disaster, widely considered the worst in Brazilian history. UCR soil scientist Samantha Ying The dam break killed 19 people and sent more than 14.5 billion gallons of toxic metals rushing toward the Atlantic Ocean. With soil...
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UCR student headed to Pacific Northwest National Lab

UCR’s Samuel Britton is one of only 70 graduate students nationwide selected to conduct thesis research at a U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, Laboratory. Britton, a mathematics doctoral student, will head to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state to work in the area of computational biology and bioinformatics. The DOE Office of...
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Pioneering worm research wins award

UCR nematology professor Holly Bik is pioneering the use of microscopic worms as indicators of pollution and environmental change in marine environments. For this effort, Bik has won California Sea Grant’s 2019 Special Focus Award, one of only four such awards handed out in the entire state. UCR Nematology professor Holly Bik. The award provides...
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