Science & Technology

New Law Sponsored by UC Will Allow Commercialization of Discoveries in State Parks

October 02, 2019
The University of California, Davis, became a major driver for the new legislation after Johan Leveau, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, discovered a promising anti-fungal microbe in soils from the Jug Handle State Natural Reserve along the Mendocino Coast but found himself unable to translate his discovery into a public benefit because existing state law did not allow the commercialization of research materials from state parks.

UCD students create app for Stebbins Cold Canyon

August 20, 2019
A group of UC Davis students has created an iPhone app that allows visitors to the Stebbins Cold Canyon trail to view wildlife guides, maps and safety information to enhance their enjoyment of the trail. This is one of the first apps in the country for a natural reserve or field station and it is available for free in the Apple App Store.