8 | Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez is awarded into the inaugural class of John Muir Fellows, identified as those who have made a real-world impact on society and have the potential to help further the Muir's core environmental mission of solutions-based, policy relevant research, education, and outreach. Read more about this award and the re-imagined Muir Institute led by Dr. Ben Houlton here.
1 | Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez is invited to participate in the first "Data to Motivate Synthesis" workshop held at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center with 25 other early career scientists from across the United States. The workshop will take place from 26-28 February 2018 in Annapolis, MD. Read more here.
16 | Louisa Rogers (Aridlab Ph.D. Student) wins the Henry A. Jastro Graduate Research Award by the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group. Congratulations Louisa!
1 | UC Davis releases official press release on 5 Critical Concepts for Sustainable Solar Energy authored by Dr. Kara Moore-O'Leary, Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez and others and featured in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
14 | Our manuscript, Critical ecological concepts for sustainable solar energy and the land-energy-ecology nexus" has been formally accepted in the #2 (out of 180) journal in the Environmental Sciences category (and 4th in Ecology): Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment!
15 | Dr. Steven M. Grodsky gives invited talk, Next-Generation Solar Energy Ecology Research in Deserts, at the 31st Annual Desert Symposium in Zzyzx, CA.
26 | Abstract accepted at the 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference led by Jim Williams and Margaret Torn: Decarbonization pathways and sustainable stewardship of land, water, and biodiversity (Dr. Hernandez, co-author).
24 | Dr. Grodsky gives invited talk, Exploring the Renewable Energy-Wildlife Nexus: Animal Conservation in Parallel with Next-Generation Energy Development at UC Davis's Institute for Transportation Studies. Click here for Flyer.
2 | Dr. Hernandez gives an invited talk, "Energy Geographies, Nexus Issues, and the Future Energy Landscape," at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Life Sciences.
13-15 | Dr. Hernandez speaks with Raymond Rodriguez, Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, and Maggie Werner Washburn at SACNAS The National Diversity in STEM Conference (Long Beach, CA) with on "Making the Short List-Crushing the Interview: Securing Your First Academic Position."
1 | Welcome new Aridlab Scientists: Steven Grodsky (Postdoctoral Scholar) and Louisa Rogers (Ph.D. Student).
14 | NPR Los Angeles affiliate program KPCC interviews Dr. Hernandez about the unveiling of the DRECP, listen here.
28 | Dr. Hernandez presents talk on "Solar energy development impacts on land-cover change, biological soil crust, and protected areas" at BioCrust3 in Moab, Utah.
9 | Dr. Hernandez leads the Organized Oral Session at the Ecological Society of America on Global Aridland Soil Ecology: Synthesis, Discovery, and Novelty in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
23 | The Aridlab has won a $597,852 grant from the California Energy Commission for the proposal: Optimizing solar facility configuration effects on habitat, managed plants, and essential species interactions (2016-2019).
15 | The Sacramento Bee interviews Dr. Hernandez about the state of California's solar energy milestone of 8,000 MW here.
22 | San Francisco Chronicle article Mojave Desert at stake in far-reaching federal energy plan, features Dr. Hernandez's and Madison K. Hoffacker's work on land-energy interactions.
24 | Las Vegas Sun featured Dr. Hernandez in article here on Mojave Desert.
1 | Esther Robles and Patty Boonlue, Undergraduate Student Researchers in the Aridlab, are awarded the Institute for Transportation Studies Summer Fellowship to work with Dr. Hernandez.
3 - 5 | Aridlab organizes and hosts UCD Napa Valley Floatovoltaic and Wine Tour 2016
9 | Dr. Hernandez is interviewed by Paul Mulshine, Columnist for The Star-Ledger, for an article on the importance of siting solar energy development in places that make sense for ecosystems and local community values. Read it here.
22-24 | Dr. Hernandez is invited speaker and panelist at the "Great Transformations" Breakthrough Dialogue 2016 - Session: "Energy Sprawl: Can We Have Low-Footprint Decarbonization?"
23 | Madison K. Hoffacker, Aridlab Renewable Energy Specialist, is featured in Chapman Magazine Article, A World of Sustainable Impact, and is called, ". . . something of a research rock star."
11 | Dr. Hernandez is invited speaker at EPRI's Environmental Vision Conference (ENV-VISION) on impacts of solar installations on land use and species.
20 | Scientific American writes about Dr. Hernandez's article in Bioscience on the nature of natural history today with colleagues, Dr. Barrows and Murphy-Mariscal. See it here.
13 | New study, At a Crossroads: The nature of natural history in the twenty-first century available here at BioScience, featuring co-author Dr. Hernandez.
13 | Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez gives guest lecture on "Climate Change Mitigation" at Stanford University for the course: Climate Change: Our Global Ecology and What You Can Do.
12 - 15 | Dr. Hernandez convenes the "Energy and Ecosystems" Organized Poster Session at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
27 | Dr. Hernandez is an invited speaker at the Energy and Resources Graduate Group Fall Seminar Series at UC Berkeley and discusses the Land-Energy-Environment Nexus.
30 | Dr. Hernandez is interviewed and featured in National Geographic in an article entitled: Could Solar Energy Be California's Next Cash Crop? Click here to read it.