Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a natural history collection or herbarium?
Join us Saturday November 2 (9:00am to 3:00pm) to help us digitally transcribe specimens from the UCSB Natural History Collections. Tour the collections, meet collection staff, participate in research and learn about our projects that are helping make information about museum specimens and plants available online.
Conifer Forest Management & climate change impacts: fire, drought and disease
Monday’s 6-7pm, Rm 1013 Harder South (Classroom)
The Conservation and Restoration Ecology Seminar series is a topical series that is available for credit to UCSB students and is open to the public.
With National Estuaries Week and Santa Barbara County's Creek Week happening this month, it's a good opportunity to update and review some results from our ongoing monitoring of one of the most important elements of the NCOS wetland restoration project - the water. Read on about the results from some of the water quality monitoring conducted at NCOS this past winter and how these results are influencing our future monitoring plans.
After several months of full-time weed control, CCBER Restoration staff and students are excited to be back to planting! Read more about the restoration design for the slopes of the NCOS Mesa, where up to 40 different species are being planted in 9 plant community "zones".
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.
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.