UCSB Natural History Collection News
The UCSB Natural History Collections will be having weekly informal research seminars, with several guest speakers planned. If you are interested in natural history or collections research, come join every Wednesday from 5-6pm in CCBER's classroom! This will also be the meeting time for the Natural History Collections Club. Read more to find out the schedule of presenters.
This past weekend, CCBER invertebrate zoology staff went on a surprise field trip to the UC Irvine Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. Read on about our experiences collecting with researchers from the California Academy of Sciences!
The threatened Western Snowy Plover faces many challenges when attempting to successfully reproduce. This breeding season, crow predation on plover eggs has been so intense on COPR and NCOS that something creative needed to be done or the plovers would not be able to reproduce successfully. Read more.
With the end of the school year upon us, we have a number of graduating students who have worked on the NCOS project for some time, including before the project broke ground. We asked some of these students to reflect on their experience at NCOS and how it has influenced their lives. Read more here.
This winter, CCBER conducted surveys to get a better understanding of the community’s perceptions and use of the North Campus Open Space project. Read more about the surveys and results here.
CCBER's Conservation and Restoration Ecology Seminar Series for the 2019 Spring quarter will focus on Restoring California's Native Perennial Grasslands. See the schedule of topics and speakers here.
North Campus Open Space Restoration Project
Updates & Events - Summer Happenings at NCOS, Green Infrastructure Grant, and more!
Feature Story - Read a story co-written by COPR staff about the challenges faced by Western Snowy Plovers during the breeding season, especially this year!
Volunteer Opportunities - Help us plant the Mesa this Saturday on July 13, 9:30 - 12:30!
Community Forum and Photos - Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Water Fern and more!