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The UCSB Algae Herbarium is awarded a new Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America grant!


Blooms are abuzz with bees and bee-searchers at NCOS and elsewhere at UCSB and beyond. Read on to learn how to recognize some of the native bees in our region (including a recent sighting of an endangered bumblebee species!) and what CCBER's student researchers are doing to improve our knowledge and ability to help support them.


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Wetland Ecosystem Surveillance: A Multi-faceted, Collaborative Undertaking

In collaboration with partners such as UCSB students, faculty and labs, as well as volunteers, the Santa Barbara Audubon Society, and Coal Oil Point Reserve, CCBER has implemented a multi-faceted monitoring and research program that aims to understand several aspects of the Devereux Slough wetland and its restoration. Read more about the types of monitoring and research taking place and what some of the results are telling us so far.


Wildlife Get Caught in the Crossfire of Our Poisonous War on Rats

Sightings of sickly looking bobcats, coyotes, and other wildlife are becoming more common in and near urban areas. These animals have a severe case of mange, and there is increasing evidence that suggests it could be linked to the ubiquitous poison used to control rats. Read more about this issue and how CCBER is working with campus management to find alternative ways to control rats on UCSB property, and what you can do to help save impacted wildlife.


Visual Listening - The Identification and Monitoring of Bats at NCOS

Last winter, CCBER began conducting quarterly acoustic surveys for bats at NCOS. In this story, we describe how we are recording bat calls, how we identify the potential species present at NCOS, and what the data collected during 2020 tells us.


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NCOS News - February 2021

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Updates - Interpretive signs have arrived, heavy rain leads to slough breach, bioswale in action, and more!

Feature Story - Wetland Ecosystem Surveillance: A Multi-faceted, Collaborative Undertaking

Community Forum and Photos - Wintering waterfowl enjoy a sense of security at NCOS.

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