University of California - Riverside

The University of California-Riverside, (UCR) was established in 1954 and is one of the 10 University of California campuses. Today, UCR has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UCR pioneered work in biologic pesticides and is known for its research on citrus and entomology. UCR plans to open a new medical research and medical school by 2012.

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More natural history training needed, survey shows

A survey of early-career scientists and environmental-science professionals found that only 11 percent felt their academic training alone provided the needed exposure to natural history, which can be defined as the observation ...

dateApr 19, 2016 in Ecology
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Spreading seeds by human migration

Using DNA collected from corn grown by immigrant farmers in Los Angeles and Riverside, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found the genetic diversity of corn in some home and community gardens in ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Ecology
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New tumbleweed species rapidly expanding range

Two invasive species of tumbleweed have hybridized to create a new species of tumbleweed that University of California, Riverside researchers found has dramatically expanded its geographic range in California in just a decade.

dateMar 31, 2016 in Ecology
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Wildland fire emissions worse in polluted areas

When plant matter burns, it releases a complex mixture of gases and aerosols into the atmosphere. In forests subject to air pollution, these emissions may be more toxic than in areas of good air quality, according to a new ...

dateMar 11, 2016 in Environment
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Dark matter satellites trigger massive birth of stars

One of the main predictions of the current model of the creation of structures in the universe, known at the Lambda Cold Dark Matter model, is that galaxies are embedded in very extended and massive halos of dark matter that ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Astronomy
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