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UCSB Natural History Collection News

UCSB part of a major effort to digitize vertebrate arthropod parasites. Read more about this months meeting at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. 




Seminar by Natalie Rossington Love, PhD candidate, Wednesday February 18, 5-6pm.




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Herbarium Collection on NCOS

Over the past six months, staff and interns have collected over 140 plant specimens from NCOS in an effort to catalog the wide range of plant diversity on the project; everything from invasive non-natives such as bristly oxtongue (Helminthotheca echioides) to our rare or endangered natives such as Ventura marsh milk vetch (Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus). Read more here!

Environmental DNA: Assessing this new technology for documenting biodiversity

EDNA is a method of extracting and identifying fragments of DNA from sources that might otherwise be very time consuming to sample. The Cheadle Center is now getting results from an eDNA assessment funded by Steve Senesac and the Associated Students Coastal Fund designed to assess how valuable this tool might be for understanding biodiversity at North Campus Open Space. Read more here! 

Breeding Birds at NCOS

One of the main goals of the North Campus Open Space project is to provide habitat for a wide variety of bird species. During the spring and summer months, the value of the habitat on NCOS can be assessed by observing birds that are using the restoration site as their breeding grounds. Which species do you think nest at NCOS? Find out more here! 

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - September 2022

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Updates - RAMMP Donation, Next Phase of NCOS, Goleta Walking ToursKids in Nature, Summer Flowers, and Grey Foxes! 

Feature Story - Herbarium Collection at NCOS

Community Forum and Photos - Wilson's warbler, Orange-crowned warbler, Black Phoebe

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