Three men collecting water from an open well

UC Irvine scientist helps link climate change to Madagascar’s megadrought

The finding may help policymakers respond to the crisis

Parry’s Phacelia, a plant with purple flowers, native to Southern California, grows beneath burnt brush.

Study finds drought fuels invasive species after wildfires

UCI biologists highlight critical link between drought, wildfires and coastal ecosystem transformations

UCI Water director David Feldman standing behind a pool of water.

Water warriors

UCI experts work to inform public policy and educate about California’s water future

Fires in the Sierra Nevada likely to grow in frequency

UCI study links rising temperatures to higher blaze risk

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UCI Podcast: The technologies that could solve California’s droughts

Policies, and especially attitudes toward water, will have to shift as climate change makes drought more severe, says David Feldman

California’s carbon mitigation efforts may be thwarted by climate change itself

UCI study: Higher heat will limit ecosystem’s role in removing atmospheric CO2

Bri Bri Finley, a UCI postdoctoral scholar in ecology & evolutionary biology, and team members make their way through mustard plants to their research plots on Loma Ridge.

Fieldwork for a better future

UCI partners with Irvine Ranch Conservancy for climate change adaptation study of plant and microbial ecosystems on Loma Ridge

Climate change is driving plant die-offs in Southern California, UCI study finds

Loss of vegetation cover is most stark in desert ecosystems already on edge of habitability

Greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions are lengthening and intensifying droughts

UCI study shows human-sourced boost to drying in Americas, Africa and Asia

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UCI Podcast: How drought and climate change threaten California’s water

Better management of groundwater could help, says Nicola Ulibarri