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.

A wildfire burns in Sonoma County in 2020 under an orange smokey sky. (Bill Oxford/Getty Images)
Hugh Safford analyzes destructive California fires to inform fire and resource management
Eliza Oldach (left) and  Helen Killeen (right) co-led a paper looking at strengthening policies to prevent whale deaths.
Eliza Oldach and Helen Killeen work to achieve zero whale mortality
Frances C. Moore appears in UC Davis News, Popular Science, and more to discuss Cimate Change study
The focus is on Frances C. Moore as lead author on Climate Change study