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Photo: Wildfire at night

At a time when forest fires are predicted to grow throughout the West, national forest managers, policymakers, and the public currently have unique opportunities to reform wildfire management. (U.S. Army/photo)

Chance to reform wildfire management

With nearly 9 million acres burned this year across the nation, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most destructive wildfire seasons yet in a decade strung with devastating fire seasons. And with drought and climate change, wildfires are only predicted to get worse.

In a commentary published Sept. 17 in the journal Science, a team of scientists led by a UC Davis affiliate describe unique opportunities and suggestions to reform forest fire management to lessen the impacts of inevitable wildfires in future years.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chile California Conference comes to UC Davis

Oct. 17, Saturday — The fourth Chile California Conference, organized by the Chilean student associations at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University, will be held in the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center. The event, titled “Envisioning the Future, Creating it…

Companion animal patients aid scientists’ search for human health solutions

Dogs and cats may provide their human companions with more than love and affection. From cancer and osteoarthritis to inflammatory bowel and heart disease, animals are afflicted with many of the same ailments found in people. These correlations make companion animals ideal models for naturally…

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi announces fund to help support firefighters’ families

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi of the University of California, Davis, today (Oct. 6) announced that the university will establish the Aggie Fund for Firefighter Families to support injured firefighters’ families while their loved ones are treated at the UC Davis Medical Center. “The university…

UC Davis granted $15.5 million to build world’s first total-body PET scanner

A University of California, Davis, research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the nation’s leading edge of molecular…

UC Davis honors community members with awards

A philanthropic power couple dedicated to the arts, a physician working to reduce infant mortality worldwide, and a veterinarian skilled in rehabilitating animals following oil spills around the globe are among this year’s UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association award winners. They will be honored…

UC Davis School of Law professor appointed as U.N. special rapporteur on cultural rights

A University of California, Davis, School of Law professor has been appointed as special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the U.N.’s top human rights body. In this role, Karima Bennoune will make official visits to countries; observe and…