Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sierra Nevada Research Institute Names Hydrology and Water Resources Professor as New Director

UC Merced Professor of Engineering Roger Bales has been named director of the university’s signature research institute, the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI).

At UC Merced, Bales organized the Mountain Hydrology Research Group, which is deploying new research instrumentation at several Sierra Nevada sites, and has been involved in a number of ground-breaking research initiatives with colleagues at UC Merced and other leading universities.

Faculty, researchers and students in the Sierra Nevada Research Institute conduct basic and applied research, using the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada as their "outdoor laboratory". The institute’s mission is to discover and disseminate new knowledge that contributes to sustaining natural resources and promoting social well being in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada regions of California, and related regions worldwide, through integrated research in the natural, social and engineering sciences.

Patti Waid Istas