Content Tagged with: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

UCR Botanic Gardens reopens with new safety precautions

The UCR Botanic Gardens reopened to the public Monday after more than three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 40-acre living plant museum, which has more than 3,500 plant species, is the first major area of the campus to reopen. The Botanic Gardens is following state guidelines allowing for the reopening of parks and trails...

By Imran Ghori |

New work advances efforts in finding a cure for acute myeloid leukemia

UC Riverside-led research focused on the enzyme DNMT3A

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New work has potential to accelerate development of nanotechnology

Lead researcher Chun Hung (Joshua) Lui is a recipient of a 2020 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Rapidly changing flowering times imperil pollinators

The rates at which communities of plants are shifting their flowering times differ greatly in different locations

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR ranks No. 3 in graduating Hispanic students in STEM majors

A National Science Foundation report found that UC Riverside ranks third in the nation when it comes to graduating the most Hispanic or Latino students in science and engineering fields. The data is included in a 2019 report called “Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering,” which looks at the progress of...

By Imran Ghori |

Ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra receives AAAS Science Diplomacy Award

UC Riverside professor protects deserts on the US-Mexico border

By Holly Ober |

Givaudan brings its Virtual Taste Trek to Riverside

Virtual reality goggles and scent tubes recreate a stroll through UCR’s citrus groves

By Holly Ober |

Citrus Day didn’t hit a single sour note

Not even forceful Santa Ana winds deterred scientists and growers

By Holly Ober |

Top UK and US experts publish journal issue on climate resilience

A binational forum assessed ecosystems around the world

By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside physicists to set up experiments at new nuclear physics facility

Kenneth Barish, Richard Seto, and Miguel Arratia will work with a consortium of UC campuses and national labs

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New greenhouse facility allows for expanded research space

A project underway on the east side of the UC Riverside campus will offer high-tech greenhouse space where researchers from different disciplines can work together in a climate-controlled environment. The Plant Growth Environments Facility is the first new greenhouse research building built on campus in close to 40 years, said Rowan Reid, project...

By Imran Ghori |

Probing boosted dark matter

UC Riverside’s Yanou Cui participates in an international experiment that brings together more than 1,000 scientists

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC Riverside scientist joins 2019 class of AAAS fellows

Professor and chair of nematology honored for work on plant immunity to pests

By Jules Bernstein |

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 river provides roughly 75% of San Bernardino Valley’s water supply, so maintaining its ecosystem is a hot topic for experts from nearby state and...

By Jules Bernstein |

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...

By Jules Bernstein |

Tackling diseases by studying genome organization

Five-year research project is funded by National Institutes of Health

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New lab is California’s best defense against deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers and UC Riverside joined forces to combat Huanglongbing

By Holly Ober |

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

By Jules Bernstein |

Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis

For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three years to modernize and improve the experience for visitors. They include...

By Imran Ghori |

Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials

By Holly Ober |