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About CCBER

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.

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

 

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Ecology and Diversity of the Manzanitas

Earlier this month, CCBER Collections Manager Greg Wahlert presented to the California Native Plant Society about one of the chaparral's most iconic trees, the manzanita (genus Arctostaphylos). Read more about his research on their phylogeny and learn about identification!


Give Day 2018: CCBER and NCOS

Today, April 12, is UCSB Give Day! Show your support by donating to CCBER and NCOS. Gifts today have the chance of doubling your impact through matching challenges and more!


NCOS Hydrology Follows the Predictions

As a result of last month's rain, Devereux Slough breached the sandbar and was temporarily connected with the ocean! Read on about how the hydrology of the restored wetlands at NCOS followed the prediction models, and for some cool time-lapse footage of the breach.


Ophionine Wasps of California

Earlier this month at a meeting of the Santa Barbara Entomologists, EEMB Master's student and CCBER Collection Staff Rachel Behm presented on her work on wasps in the subfamily Ophioninae in Santa Barbara.


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - April 2018

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Updates - Celebrate 1 year of NCOS Restoration Progress by participating in UCSB Give Day; Wildflowers are blooming; Bridge construction update; 100,000th plant installed, and more!

Feature Story - Devereux Slough breached the sandbar and connected with the ocean last month! Read on about how the hydrology of the restored wetlands at NCOS followed the prediction models, and for some cool time-lapse footage of the breach.

And - Second Saturday Planting and more great bird photos!

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