The entire world faces unprecedented environmental challenges from population growth, habitat degradation, extinctions, climate change, pollution, and resource depletion. Join us in trying to win this fight.

In our teaching and our research, the Department of Environmental Science and Policy plays a unique role in bringing together the natural sciences and social sciences, the two essential components of sustainable solutions to these challenges.

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Three ESP scholars selected as Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers
Los Angeles county fire helicopter makes a water drop to battle wild land fire call the Pine Fire in Wrightwood, Calif., on July 17. A late night brush fire broke out near the Mountain High ski resort Friday in the hills of the Angeles Forest.
Researchers from the UC Davis, describe the increased frequency of wildfires in high elevations as 'yet another harbinger of climate change.'
Drought and climate changes are reducing the diversity of California’s grassland wildflowers. (Susan Harrison)
Drought reduces California Wildflowers