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The Division of Science & Environmental Policy (SEP) is the administrative home for an array of academic degree programs, research laboratories, and community outreach programs.

All SEP programs provide outstanding opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to learn how to use interdisciplinary science and technology to serve community needs.

SEP places a heavy emphasis on preparing students for rewarding careers and/or more advanced academic study in fields related to environmental resource assessment, management, and policy.

Faculty clusters provide particular strengths in marine and terrestrial biology/ecology, watershed science & hydrology, environmental science education, advanced technologies for geospatial data collection, analysis, and visualization, and molecular biology/genetics.

For more information on SEP's many programs, please follow the links at left or contact the SEP Office.


Field Notes ~ September 2014

Dr. Daniel Fernandez is working with several students on an NSF grant and collaborating with researchers at UCSC, USGS, MLML, UC Davis, Humboldt State, SF State, and elsewhere to measure the volume of fog water collected at a number of stations throughout coastal Northern CA, and to measure mercury compounds within the fog water at each of 7 stations within this network. In addition to better understanding the cycling of fog water through the ecosystem, they are also looking at changes in fog patterns associated with climate change.

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Past Field Notes

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