Research at SNRS- Yosemite

UCSD's Celia Symons used cattle tanks with and without fish to study how temperature mediates the effect of predators on aquatic food webs.

Partnerships with NPS

Biological science technician Thomas Reyes and Park hydrologist Jim Roche mentored REU students in 2015.

SNRS Office

The SNRS office in Wawona is the hub of the field station, providing desk, research and teaching space. Come on in and say hi to the staff when you're here!

Youth Programs

Using Yosemite as a classroom, the station works with several exciting youth programs to get students involved with science and the natural world.


UC Merced operates two field stations in Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks in partnership with Yosemite National Park, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The stations offer unparalleled access and support for research and teaching in the parks and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to facilitating collaboration between sciences, arts and the humanities, education, and natural resource management. The Yosemite Field Station and UC Merced's Vernal Pool Grassland Reserve are two of the 39 reserves in the UC Natural Reserve System.