Dr. Joshua Viers
Professor and Associate Dean of Research
Dr. Joshua Viers is an expert in water resource management and environmental decision making. He has over 20 years of professional experience in agroecology, landscape ecology, and watershed science. By leveraging geospatial technologies and informatics, he has developed innovative solutions in conservation, restoration, and sustainability.
He has managed over $30M in applied research, and authored or co‐authored over 120 scientific publications.
He holds several appointments within the University of California, including Co-Director of the UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative, Director the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, and Professor in the UC Merced School of Engineering.
He earned his Ph.D. (Ecology) and BSc. (International Agricultural Development) at UC Davis.