The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration is a center under the Office of Research.  CCBER fulfills the university's mission of education, research, and outreach through its stewardship and restoration of campus lands and preservation and management of natural history collections.

New CCBER film by Chris Jenkins


Find Us

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9615

Contact Us

For general inquires or to schedule a visit, please contact Jennifer Thorsch.

Phone: (805) 893-2401
Email: thorsch@ccber.ucsb.edu


Spotted at Campus Lagoon

The long-tailed weasel is found from Canada to South America and is an adept predator, sometimes taking on prey much larger than itself.  While quite elusive, they are common in our region.  Forty-two subspecies are recognized.  Our local California weasel is named Mustela f. xanthogenys and is found on both sides of the Sierra Nevada.

Support CCBER

Looking for Volunteer or Internship Opportunities?

CCBER has many volunteer and internship programs in restoration ecology and collections management.

CCBER Herbarium Project

This summer two UCSB undergraduate students: Cara Li, Microbiology senior, and Katie Lefley, Pre-Biology sophomore served as herbarium interns. Cara and Katie worked a total of 208 hours in the CCBER herbarium and they mounted 694 plant specimens from our backlog! Thanks to their work, we will be able to incorporate these specimens in our herbarium collection and add the specimen information to our database.

Thank you Cara and Katie!




Upcoming Events

Creek Week - UCSB Campus Lagoon Tour

Friday September 25th from 12:00 - 2:00

Meet at the picnic tables by parking lot 5

Contact Scott Tomkinson tomkinson@ccber.ucsb.edu

For more information visit http://www.sbcreekweek.com/



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