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ICE Biological Inventories database Indexed by ISI 'Current Contents'


Thomson Scientific (, a division of Thomson Corporation (, publishes a wide variety of information retrieval applications, including BIOSIS, Current Contents, Zoological Record, and numerous others. The ICE Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas ( was recently indexed in Thomson Scientific's Current Web Contents, a collection of scholarly web sites that meets well defined criteria (

ICE hosting the Caltrans Road Ecology Meeting: Project Delivery in Practice 2007


ICE is hosting the once every three year statewide meeting of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) biologists from 27 February - 1 March at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center. This three day meeting will provide a forum for Caltrans biologists to exchange information and experiences related to fish passage, wildlife corridors, mitigation, interagency collaboration, the development and use of GIS predictive models, and related issues.

Nat Seavy awarded CALFED Postdoc with ICE and PRBO


Nat Seavy, currently with the USGS at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, has been awarded a prestigious CALFED Fellowship to conduct research on bird conservation biology with ICE and PRBO Conservation Science.

Christine Meynard receives her Ph.D.


ICE graduate student Christine Meynard received her Ph.D. in Ecology for her studies on species distributions and local richness patterns: from simulations with artificial species to conservation planning for birds of the Chilean forests.

She will give a final seminar in 2124 Wickson Hall on September 7, and will begin a prestigious postdoctoral appointment in her native Chile in October.


ICE poster wins first place at ESRI User Conference


A map entitled "Spatially Integrated Reporting of Environmental Critera for Resource Management: An Example from Lake Tahoe" Has placed first in the "Best Software Integration" category at the 2006 ESRI User Conference in San Diego.

The map described the process by which ICE assisted the USFS in reporting climatic data based on predefined mapping units. ICE demonstrated that an integrated reporting system could greatly simplify the process of preparing a lengthy summary of data.

Dr. Emma Underwood publishes new volume on the Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar


Dr. Emma Underwood publishes a new book in the WWF eco-regions assessment series:

ICE provides technical assistance to the Great Valley Center in producing the Economic Indicators Report for 1999 to 2004


The Information Center for the Environment (ICE) at the University of California, Davis provided technical assistance to the Great Valley Center (GVC or in the recent publication of "The State of the Great Central Valley: Assessing the Region Via Indicators: The Economy." A group of ICE employees headed by Nathaniel Roth and including input from Michael McCoy, Dr. Joshua Viers, and Joshua Johnson provided mapping assistance to GVC staff members.

Bob Meese to represent ICE at Biodiversity Informatics Workshop in India


Dr. Robert Meese has been invited to participate in the Joint International Workshop on Biodiversity Informatics in Pune, India, December 7-9, 2004. Dr. Meese joins colleagues from the U.S. National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII; and Indian scientists at a 3 day workshop hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune.

California Senate honors 10 years of ICE service


California Senate honors 10 years of ICE service.

Statewide General Plan maps now available for California


The California Resources Agency has compiled all city and county general plan maps and put them on the Web. The myriad local land use categories have been standardized into 13 land use types, which allows one to view patterns at the county, region, and state levels. Go to: to open the site. Then, click on Land Ownership and Use. Select General Plans. This layer is the plans as received and standarized. You have to zoom onto a part of the state, for the map to draw. You can zoom in and out and query features.

ICE to present Cosumnes Research at CALFED Science Symposium


ICE Programmers and Analysts will be presenting ongoing research at this year's Science Symposium. Also look for Sydney Vergis' poster on the Geography of the Delta; Sydney is a senior undergraduate in Environmental Policy and Planning and an intern at ICE.

ICE and California NBII host the abstracts for the 2004 Calfed Science Conference (Sacramento, Oct. 4-6)


ICE and California NBII host the abstracts for the 2004 Calfed Science Conference (Sacramento, Oct. 4-6).

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