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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

For Phase 1 of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students, UCI team members created maps pinpointing soil lead contamination hot spots in Santa Ana; the red areas above show where the dirt contains unhealthy levels of the metal. Following Phase 2 of the competition, UCI students and community activists are partnering in a project to use plants and fungus to remove lead from affected locations.

Meeting the environmental justice challenge

UCI graduate students honored by EPA for bioremediation project video

Astrophysicist Gregory Benford

Addressing climate change: plants instead of plants?

Rather than an industrial solution to excess atmospheric carbon dioxide, a retired UCI physicist looks to nature

Anteatery chef Harold Duenas puts the finishing touches on a pasta dish.

Turning Anteaters into plant eaters

Campus dining halls are offering more meals that minimize meat and feature fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes as main ingredients

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