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UCSB Natural History Collection News

For three quarters, the Lady Beetle Project has been documenting the effect of restoration work on the distribution, abundance, and diversity of ladybugs in select habitats around UCSB and GoletaRead on about the work of the interns involved!

Earlier this month at a meeting of the Santa Barbara Entomologists, EEMB Master's student and CCBER Collection Staff Rachel Behm presented on her work on wasps in the subfamily Ophioninae in Santa Barbara.


Upcoming Events

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

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

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