The Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) currently operates two facilities that support research activities in the Great Valley and Sierra Nevada region:

The Environmental Analytical Laboratory (EAL) is a centralized facility for the analysis of a wide variety of environmental materials, including water, soil, and biological material, for major and trace elements, selected chemical species and nutrients, and organic compounds. The facility is open to users on a recharge basis and for research collaborations to develop new analytical methods.
For more information, contact Liying Zhao, EAL Director.

The Yosemite Field Station at Wawona is the first curiosity-driven research institute located inside Yosemite National Park. It is dedicated to facilitating synergistic links among academic research, natural resource management, and environmental education. Located in the historic village of Wawona, this facility includes office space with high speed internet, a small laboratory, a meeting room, a workshop/dirty lab, and 2 guest houses that can accommodate approximately 22 people.
To use the Wawona Station, contact Eric Berlow, Wawona Field Station Director.

SNRI Partnerships

Yosemite National Park
Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks
Pacific Southwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
Yosemite Institute

UC Merced related links:

UCM Office of Research
UCM Graduate Division
SNRI Documents

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