UC Davis Plant Sciences


SIF Newsletter - November 6, 2015


Holiday Mail Delivery

The University of California, Davis, campus will be closed for the following holidays:

Thanksgiving Break - November 26-27, 2015.

Winter Break - December 19, 2015, through January 3, 2016.


All shipments arriving during a holiday will be held by the couriers and re-delivered on the next business day. Please do not ship perishable items during the breaks. Avoid delays by shipping samples 1 week early.


The SIF will be minimally staffed during the holidays.


Billing Reminders

The SIF has a new email for processing billing-related inquiries: sifaccounting@ucdavis.edu. Please add sifaccounting@ucdavis.edu to your address books to avoid invoices getting filtered as spam.


If you have received your data but not your invoice, please send us a reminder in case your bill was misplaced during the transition.


Due to the administrative close during the breaks, limited check and wire payable invoices will be generated during the breaks. Credit card payable invoices will still be processed during our normal business hours. If you require an invoice before the year end, please request your invoice now!


Shipping Address

A few clients have encountered complications with the campus address, which is addressed to our departmental mailroom:

ATTN: Joy Matthews (phone: 530-752-8100)

UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility

Dept. of Plant Sciences – Rm 1210 PES

One Shields Ave.

Davis, CA 95616 USA


If your courier rejects that address, please use the alternate address (especially for UPS clients):

ATTN: Joy Matthews (phone: 530-752-8100)

UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility

Dept. Plant Sciences

387 N QUAD, ROOM 1210

DAVIS  CA 95616



Shipping Restricted Materials

Please remember to contact us in advance when internationally shipping restricted materials, including CITES, migratory birds, bovine material, soils, and other materials that require a permit for import into the US. Items shipped without a permit may be inspected and held by customs, disposed, or returned with a fine.


Appointments for Sample Preparation

Nitrate, Sulfur, and CSIA samples all require appointments for sample analysis due to the limited number of samples that we can process per month. We are already booking appointments for March 2016.


Pricing Changes Coming January 2016

Our analytical prices will be increasing January 1, 2016, as an adjustment to increasing consumable costs and labor rates. Please visit our website in January for the new prices. We will honor the 2015 advertised rates for all samples received by January 4, 2016.


The SIF welcomes 2 new additions to the SIF family

Kate Ewert had her second baby boy in August. Welcome Freddie!

Rick Doucett had his first baby boy in August. Welcome Cole!


Please contact us with any questions at sif@ucdavis.edu or 1-530-752-8100.

We wish you happy sampling!

e-mail: sif@ucdavis.edu | phone: 530-752-8100 | fax: 530-752-4361
UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility | Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue | Davis, California, 95616 | USA