UC Davis Classes

Grand Canyon 2023

An extension of previous Ecogeomorphology Grand Canyon classes, this class was held in winter quarter of 2023.

San Juan 2022

The course was a multidisciplinary study of the ecology, geomorphology and management of the San Juan River. Comprised of upper-division undergraduate students and graduate students, the course brought together students from a range of biological and physical sciences to address the geology, ecology, and management of the San Juan River watershed. The course involved classroom instruction and literature review papers written by the graduate students on specific topics related to the San Juan River watershed.

Grand Canyon 2020

An extension of previous Ecogeomorphology Grand Canyon classes, this class was held in winter quarter of 2020.

Grand Canyon 2018

An extension of previous Ecogeomorphology Grand Canyon classes, this class was held in winter quarter of 2018.

Grand Canyon 2017

An extension of previous Ecogeomorphology Grand Canyon classes, this class was held in winter quarter of 2017.

Grand Canyon 2016

An extension of previous Ecogeomorphology classes, this class teaches student participants about the geology, ecology, and management issues associated with the Grand Canyon and Colorado River.

Tuolumne River 2016

This course seeks to introduce advanced undergraduate students to multidisciplinary collaborative watershed and stream analysis through combined laboratory and field study of a selected stream system. Topics relating to management of stream systems will be discussed throughout with emphasis on the management of Sierra Nevada rivers in California. Students from diverse backgrounds will work in interdisciplinary research teams to collect and analyze field data from the Tuolumne River system. These teams will present results of the field studies in the form written reports due at the end of the class. Data collection will focus on key ecological issues relevant to management within the watershed such as: what are the impacts of regulated flow regimes on aquatic biota, what are the impacts from the recent Rim fire, and what long-term monitoring data are needed to address on-going conservation strategies in the face of climate change?

Tuolumne River 2015

An extension of previous Ecogeomorphology classes, this class is a field-based multidisciplinary study of the ecology, geomorphology and management of rivers in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, with a focus on the Tuolumne River watershed. Open to upper-division undergraduate students, the course brings together students from a range of biological and physical sciences and engineering backgrounds to address conservation and management issues in California watersheds.

Grand Canyon 2015

This 3 unit graduate seminar will 1) familiarize student participants with the geology, ecology and management issues associated with the Grand Canyon and Colorado River in the context of global change, and 2) encourage students to become class “experts” in some critical issue or concept relevant to river science in the context of global change.

Grand Canyon 2014

This 3 unit graduate seminar will 1) familiarize student participants with the geology, ecology and management issues associated with the Grand Canyon and Colorado River in the context of global change, and 2) encourage students to become class “experts” in some critical issue or concept relevant to river science in the context of global change.