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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.

CCBER film by Chris Jenkins

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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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Experiencing NCOS – Trails, Interpretive Signs, and more!

The trails, interpretive signs, benches and related features of the NCOS project are coming into focus and will soon be implemented. Read More Here.

Research Areas

Check out our new Research Areas page!

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.

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - August 2017

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Project Updates - formation of ponds and pools, and integration of soil amendments.

Feature Story - a preview of what's planned for the NCOS experience.

Plus - volunteer opportunities and cool photos!

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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

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