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Hopland Research and Extension Center is one of the best field sites (in terms of amazing support and beauty)! We're happy to be profiled on their "Meet the Researchers" newsletter (click here to go to the web link)


Evans, R.D., R.A. Gill, V. Eviner, and V. Bailey. In press. Soil and belowground processes. In: D. Briske (editor) Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management, and Challenges. Springer.

Lewis, J., R Byrnes, V Eviner, E Kebreab, W Horwath, LE Jackson, BM Jenkins, S Kaffka, FM Mitloehner, J Mitchell, K Scow and SM Wheeler. In press. Review of research to inform California’s climate scoping plan: agriculture and working lands. California Agriculture.

Eviner's chapter on California grasslands has been published in "Ecosystems of California", edited by Hal Mooney and Erika Zavaleta. This book is a wonderful resource on the rich diversity of California's ecosystems. We had a great "kickoff" for the book at the California Academy of Sciences! (see outreach for presentation) Link to page proof draft Link to purchase book

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Ryals et al paper on compost effects on California rangelands vegetation composition has been published in Ecosphere Link to publication

Ricca et al paper on the impacts of caribou on vegetation composition and nutrient cycling has been published in Ecosphere Link to publication


February 2017- Julia Michaels has received the James Monroe McDonald Fellowship!!

May 2016- Julia Michaels received 1st place in the student poster presentation at the SERCAL meeting

October 2016- Evan Batzer was awarded the Madsen award!

May 2016- Julia Michaels received 1st place in the student poster presentation at the SERCAL meeting

May 2016- Evan Batzer received a graduate award from the UC Natural Reserve System

March 2016- Julia Michaels received the Western Ag Innovations Graduate Award


October 2016-Eviner presented to state agencies on "How California agriculture and working lands can contribute to state climate targets".

October 2016-Eviner was one of the plenary speakers at the Natural Areas Conference

May 2016-Eviner participated in the Western Utility Vegetation Management Meeting

March 2016-Eviner participated in the "Bad Grass" workshop at the East Bay Regional Parks, followed by a field visit to discuss sampling methods

Spring 2016-Eviner worked with CalCAN (California Climate and Agriculture Network) to contribute to California's Climate Scoping Plan

February 2016-Eviner and Michaels led the rangeland working group to contribute to California's Climate Scoping Plan

Through her role as Vice President of Science for the Ecological Society of America, Eviner led an assessment of how ecological research can better link to environmental management and policy. Link to results

April 2016-Eviner presented at CNGA's annual field day at Hedgerow Farms


The spring 2016 Restoration Ecology class worked with Solano County Resource Conservation District on a restoration plan for Centennial Park in Vacaville

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Eviner's work bringing at-risk kids into the outdoors was featured in a Sierra Club blog (click here)

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UCD now has a student chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration, with Eviner as faculty advisor.




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