Climate and Environment
While the pandemic has dominated public awareness over the past year and a half, climate change, pollution, invasive species, fire and more continue to threaten the world's future.
Accelerating World-Changing Research
For most of us, a healthy mind requires a healthy body, which in turn depends on a healthy world. Changes in climate, environment and pollution, can affect this delicate balance. Natural ecosystems provide many essential functions that sustain air, water, climate, food, and social systems. Learn more about the critical environmental research conducted at the UCI School of Biological Sciences.
Meet Our Experts
Since its founding in 1965, UCI has been home to the world’s leading researchers on the Earth’s environment. Learn more about some of our environment and climate specialists.
Learn about UCI BioSci researchers’ work through articles, photography, videos, and more.
Professor Matthew Braken
Interview with the Weather Channel About OC Oil Spill and How it Affects Wildlife.
Assistant Professor Joleah Lamb
Interview with the Weather Channel About OC Oil Spill and How it Affects The Microbiome.
Assistant Professor Cascade Sorte
Simulating Climate Change in Tide Pools.
Professor Adam Martiny
Plankton in a Warmer Ocean.