VICE Lab's collaboration takes place in multiple spheres; regionally, nationally, and internationally. These are some of the people we like to work with!

Center for Watershed Sciences

The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences is an interdisciplinary research hub dedicated to solving California's water problems. The Center conducts research in the domains of habitat restoration and water resource management and is a regular contributor to environmental science journals.

Information Center for the Environment

UC Davis Department of Environmental Science & Policy

ICE is an environmental information brokerage and research laboratory in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy at UC Davis, under the direction of Academic Director Jim Quinn and Managing Director Karen Beardsley. ICE specializes in the development and dissemination of geospatial data and technologies and the development of data architectures dedicated to the cataloging of global environmental information.

Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing

UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources

The Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS), directed by Susan L. Ustin at UC Davis has been known for leadership in environmental applications of remote sensing and geospatial data for three decades. The Center’s research focus is on characterizing ecosystem processes and structure, especially aspects that address impacts of climate and land use changes, environmental sustainability and ecosystem services.

Aquatic Ecosystems Lab

University of Nevada, Reno Department of Biology

Sudeep Chandra's Aquatic Ecosytems Lab conducts limnological studies related to the restoration or conservation of aquatic ecosystems. His projects include recovering native species, managing nonnative species, understanding the effects of land use change on water quality, and developing natural resource management and conservation plans for the world's largest freshwater fishes.

Fremier Lab

Washington State University School of the Environment

Alexander Fremier's lab is a group of ecologists and geomorphologists interested in ecosystem processes and community dynamics. The lab studies community, spatial and integrative ecology with a primary focus on river ecosystems.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences

The Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing Laboratory, run by Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, centers on addressing questions of the impacts of climate change and land use/land cover change on vegetated ecosystems using remote sensing data. Their research ranges across scales from individual plants to the globe, across many terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and examines different types of imagery, including hyperspectral, hyperspatial, multitemporal, thermal, and LiDAR data.

WE³ Lab

Carnegie Mellon University Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science Research Group

Meagan S. Mauter's WE3 lab works to promote resource efficiency in water and energy systems by addressing technical and policy barriers their implementation.  The interdisciplinary nature of this work requires leveraging skills in both Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, deploying expertise in nanoscience, physicochemical processes, polymers and soft materials, optimization modeling, spatial statistics, regression analysis, and life cycle assessment.

Nicholas Lab

Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies

Kim Nicholas is an Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) in Lund, Sweden. Her research motivation is to understand what human changes to the Earth’s climate and land surface will mean for the future of the ecosystems on which we depend, and how we can better balance human needs with sustaining the planet’s life support systems. Her interest in sustainable food is rooted in five generations of farming history in her hometown of Sonoma, California.