Natural Resource Management


UCR’s College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)

With more than 29,000 acres of laboratory, 30,100 alumni, 2 Nobel Laureates and 14 National Academies members on the faculty, CNAS seeks to expand fundamental scientific knowledge in the biological, physical, mathematical, and agricultural sciences and to find innovative ways to apply that knowledge through teaching and public service. 

Our commitment to managing our natural resources and putting them to their best use will affect the current and future quality of life. New approaches are essential to improve air quality research and monitoring, water management, and water purification; while addressing wildfire effects, climate mitigation, and land desertification.  

CE-CERT housed in the Bourns College of Engineering, CE-CERT’s mission is to be a recognized leader in environmental education, a collaborator with industry and government to improve the technical basis for regulations and policy, a creative source of new technology, and a contributor to a better understanding of the environment.

Established in 1992 and now operating as the largest research center at the University of California, Riverside, CE-CERT brings together multiple disciplines throughout campus to address society’s most pressing environmental challenges in air quality, climate change, energy, and transportation. 

The Engineering Center’s current studies include: Pollution Formation in the Atmosphere, Emissions & Fuels, Exposure and Heath Effects, and R’Water. R’Water is a UC Riverside collaborative initiative to improve research, education, and water management policies in California and beyond. 

Infrastructure has been established in the County to tackle certain  components of Natural Resource Management as well as Research

  • Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Center for Conservation Biology (CCB)
  • Center for Integrative Biological Collections
  • Earth & Planetary Sciences Research Museum
  • Entomology Research Museum
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Facility for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS)
  • Herbarium
  • Natural Reserves
  • Salinity Lab
  • Spatial Eco-Informatics Facility
  • California Naturalists Program (UCR Palm Desert Center)