EI Research Program

The Environment Institute identified and supported promising new research partnerships in environmental and sustainability-related studies as well as enhanced the already internationally recognized environmental research leadership present across UC Irvine. The Institute hosted a faculty-led research initiative regarding the Salton Sea, and served as a project manager to develop the NSF-funded FloodRISE project.

In addition, the Institute funded faculty seed grants to support research partnerships across disciplines that aimed to define and understand dynamic interactions among science, technological innovation, and societal response. The Institute also assisted the Schools of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Engineering to recruit faculty to UCI who are leaders in the environment, global change, energy, and sustainable resources.