• The UC Natural Reserve System celebrates 50 years! A field of wildflowers at McLaughlin Natural Reserve, one of the 39 reserves.

  • Do research at Bodega Marine Laboratory - a lab dedicated to understanding environmental processes at the land-sea interface on California‚Äôs North Coast.

  • Risa Pesapane, a Ph.D. student in professor Janet Foley's lab, keeps a close eye on endangered Amargosa voles that are involved in a captive breeding program at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Nick Corline, a MS student, gently tips a bucket of baby salmon into a mesh enclosure. Scientists with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, the state Department of Water Resources and California Trout are investigating whether the Central Valley's river floodplains could be managed to help recover California's populations of Chinook salmon.

  • PhD student Leslie Roche takes a water sample from a meadow on a US Forest Service grazing allotment for her study on cattle grazing and water quality.

  • Do research at Lake Tahoe Research Center! The Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) leads research on the water quality, physical processes and ecology of Lake Tahoe and its watershed.

  • Eric Holmes and Carson Jeffres, a current PhD student in Ecology, set up fishnets during a sampling of the floodplain in the Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt, Ca., on December 5, 2012. Jeffres and Holmes capture, measure and record the types of fish that take advantage of the early flooding of the former tomato farm.