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UCSB Natural History Collection News

Capturing California’s Flowers: - a new resource for detecting the link between flowering time and climate.
 
 
In California, thousands of native pollinator, bird, and mammal species depend on native flowering plants for the pollen, nectar, fruits, and seeds they provide. In turn, the flowering time of California native plants determines the abundance and availability of these food sources during our brief seasonal flowering periods.  How will this availability change in response to climate change?  A new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant provided to UC Santa Barbara and collaborators throughout California will help answer this question.

"English in the Field" on Friday Oct. 12 from 2-3pm in UCSB South Hall 2635, which will feature short presentations from undergrad English-Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration joint interns followed by a reception. 


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Predators and Prey at NCOS

American Kestrel - Photo by Mark Bright

Interactions between predators and prey at NCOS are being studied and are in turn informing management decisions. Read on to learn about how you can help keep predator-prey interactions healthy. 


NCOS Vegetation Update: The Restoration Evidence Is In

CCBER's restoration team recently completed the second year of vegetation monitoring at NCOS. Check out how the coverage and diversity of native species is expanding, as well as updates on the planting numbers and more.


2nd Annual NCOS vs. COPR Bird Survey Roundup

Fall is here, and that means it's the time of year when we review and tally up our bird survey data from the last 12 months. Check out the results for NCOS and COPR, and learn about the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey!


Conservation and Restoration Ecology Seminar Series, Fall 2019

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.


 

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - January 2020

Devereux Slough is filled to the brim in this aerial photo taken on December 31st by Bill Dewey.

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Updates & Events - The Slough is Full!, Mosquito Control, and Wildflowers on the Mesa.

Volunteer Opportunities - Saturday January 11th, 9:30-12, or anytime - email us at ncos@ccber.ucsb.edu

Community Forum and Photos - Vibrant California Poppies, and lots of water birds taking advantage of the currently abundant aquatic habitat.

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