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Oysters are ecologically important

And UC Davis researchers are working to restore their West Coast population, which has declined because of over-harvesting and pollution.

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Boosting state's olive growth, processing

The UC Davis Olive Center, a university and industry coalition, seeks to do for olives what the campus did for wine.

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Looking for life on Mars

In preparing for the next Mars rover project, a UC Davis geologist is developing ways to probe rock structures on the planet. Martian rocks could offer clues whether the planet environment, before or now, could support life.

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A critical research zone in the Sierra

With the help of wireless sensors, UC researchers observe the cycle of water deep in the soil. Their studies will track how our water and forests respond to climate change.

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Sustaining farms, food supply

A UC ranch looks at irrigation, plant nutrition and soil health issues, as it reinvents agriculture and readies farms to feed a growing population.

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Harvesting olives

With techniques such as mechanical tree-shaking and pruning, UC Davis researchers are developing reliable and cost-effective ways to sustain an industry that has a fruitful and long history in California.

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Robosquirrels vs. rattlesnakes

UC Davis researchers go into rattlesnake country to study the interaction between snakes and squirrels. The snakes are real, but the squirrel is a robot.

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Stargazing on rocky shores

At the Bodega Bay Marine Lab, a UC Davis scientist studies sea stars and mussels to determine how climate change will affect ecosystems along the California coast.

 

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Saving fuel and labor on the farm

Farmers partner with UC scientists to develop innovative tilling systems that reduce tractor work and emissions into the environment.

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The science of balancing a bike

In the place some call the Bicycle Capital of the U.S., UC Davis researchers study bike dynamics, handling and control. The knowledge could lead to better designed bikes; different spokes for different folks