Professor Joshua Viers

Professor Viers is a watershed scientist with expertise in resource management and environmental decision making.

He is a former Executive Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, and he joined the faculty at UC Merced in August 2013 as an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering.

He is also UC Merced's Director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), which promotes collaborative research on California's pressing environmental, social and health care problems.

His research interests and projects investigate the geospatial aspects of watershed science with a specific focus on the watersheds of California’s North Coast, Sierra Nevada, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

His watershed research activities include aspects of natural flow regimes, climate change, water management, land use, sustainable viticulture, freshwater ecosystem conservation and riparian restoration.