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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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Research Areas

Coastal California Habitat Restoration and Ecosystem Management

Field to Collections Workshop at ESA

CCBER's Katja Seltmann will be teaching a one-day short course at the Ecological Society of America meeting this year. The short course, called Field to Collections, highlights insect and plant sampling methods through the eyes of taxonomists for ecologists. The agenda includes sampling methods, good data, specimen vouchering in natural history collections, and databasing. 

Student Research on NCOS - An Essential Component of the Restoration Project

This Feature Story highlights student research on NCOS - a key component of the restoration project.

Another great quarter for CCBER’s Curation of Natural History Collections Course!

Students in the Curation of Natural History Collections Course (ENV S 96/ EEMB 96) learn a variety of museum curation skills throughout the quarter. 

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - July 2017

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It's the middle of summer already! We'll soon be putting plants in the ground, and other restoration news. Plus - a story that highlights the significance of NCOS as a resource for education and student research projects.


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