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Public Service Research Program

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Research & Policy

PSRP fosters the application of university-based knowledge and research findings about the environment to real world problem-solving and provides environmental policy-relevant information to decision-makers. We conduct and promote place-based studies, and we also study the process of university engagement in the application of university-based knowledge to the real world. Findings from such research can infuse the development of strategies that make a difference, expanding university public scholarship.

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Science & Policy

Initiatives which search for solutions to critical California environmental problems help decision-makers create policies that are science-based. We support an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to environmental issues, particularly focusing in California

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Place-Based Studies

Place-based studies help us understand the relationship of people to their landscapes, the ecological relationships within these landscapes, and the potential affects of different strategies. Our research focuses primarily in the Putah-Cache Bioregion.

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Education & Engagement Research

Research conducted by members of PSRP focuses on processes leading to changes within the university related to environmental engagement and changes within communities related to place-based education and the solving of environmental problems. We also conduct evaluations of our interventions and projects.

  • Science Education Outreach
  • Environmental Educator - Teacher Collaboration
  • Student Learning
  • Graduate Student Retention through Engagement