Under the guidance of Professor Michael Dawson and a team of conservation biologists from UC Merced, UCLA, and Cal State Los Angeles, community members trained as citizen scientists and spent the day collecting and cataloging environmental DNA (eDNA) from the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve. Read more
By Nicole Block, Climate Communications Student Writer Dr. Michael Dawson, an associate professor in Life and Environmental Sciences at UC Merced, has been working alongside UC faculty from across the state to create a UCTV Sustainability Channel to showcase the latest climate research and share solutions in a way
Despite the sea star wasting disease epidemic that has nearly halved some populations and that Mike researches, hundreds of baby starfish were born along the Oregon coast in the spring of 2016. Read more
Biodiversity Professor Michael Dawson has been named UC Merced’s inaugural Faculty Climate Action Champion by the UC Office of the President (UCOP).