UC Davis, the University of California at Davis was founded in 1908 as the University Farm an extension of UC Berkeley. In 1959, UC Davis was formally designated as a separate campus of the University of California System. UC Davis's most noteworthy accomplishes in research and academia are: School of Veterinary Medicine, environmental and agricultural science, biological sciences, School of Medicine and science related disciplines. UC Davis is consistently in the top 50 of all national universities for teacher quality, student satisfaction and excellence in highly complex research activity. The student body is comprised of over 32,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students.

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Study identifies how to verify whether MPAs are effective

Marine protected areas, or MPAS, are an increasingly common way of protecting marine ecosystems by prohibiting fishing in specific locations. However, many people remain skeptical that MPAs actually benefit fish populations, ...

Modeling early meteorite impacts on the moon

As our solar system was forming nearly four and a half billion years ago, a planet-sized object struck the early Earth, leading to the formation of the moon, possibly from a hot, spinning cloud of rock vapor called a synestia. ...

Fish die-offs linked to hotter summers

Fish die-offs in Wisconsin lakes are expected to double by mid-century and quadruple by 2100 due to warmer summer temperatures, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Dark centers of chromosomes reveal ancient DNA

Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open new ways to study both how chromosomes behave during cell division and how they have ...

A new candidate for dark matter and a way to detect it

Two theoretical physicists at the University of California, Davis have a new candidate for dark matter, and a possible way to detect it. They presented their work June 6 at the Planck 2019 conference in Granada, Spain and ...

Small towns, big flood waters

Climate change is bringing more water to people's doorsteps, devastating communities. Entire towns are moving to escape rising waters. But how do towns address these growing threats and still retain their sense of community? ...

Working landscapes can support diverse bird species

Privately-owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as can nearby nature reserves, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

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