Earth and Environment

Situated in California's San Joaquin Valley, UC Merced is in a unique position to study the environmental issues that face the state, from the mountains to the farmlands to the coastal population centers. Environmental scientists and engineers at UC Merced can answer questions about water supply and quality, soils and air quality, as well as environmental health effects of pollution. Several faculty members are also experts in global climate change and its effects on phenomena from sea life to forest fires.