University of California: Soil Study Helps Understand Drought

University of California, Riverside assistant professor Samantha Ying is studying soil with a team of researchers to develop new tools to fight the drought. The team was awarded a $1.69 million grant from the University of California Office of the President for the project.

Ying’s collaborators are: Kate Scow and Sanjai Parihk (UC Davis); Eoin Brodie and Margaret Torn (UC Berkeley); Asmeret Berhe and Teamrat Ghezzehei (UC Merced); and Peter Nico and William Riley (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).

The grant is one of four awards totaling more than $4.8 million from University of California President Janet Napolitano’s President’s Research Catalyst Awards.

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