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ecosystems

Hikers pad along a trail during a wellness walk in the UCI Ecological Preserve.

Take a walk on the wild side

UCI Ecological Preserve champions biodiversity and community engagement in Irvine

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’s Kathleen Treseder wins climate change award from British Ecological Society

Prize recognizes contributions to understanding the role of fungi in ecosystems

Study shows how restoring overstocked forests can yield multiple, diverse benefits

Mechanical thinning of California’s forests can reduce the severity of wildfires by eliminating built-up vegetation that fuels blazes. According to researchers at UCI, UC Merced and the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, scientifically based forest management practices could also curtail CO2 emissions from fires, promote carbon storage in remaining trees, and improve the […]

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