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UCSB Natural History Collection News

The natural history collections side of CCBER 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! Read on for schedule of presenters and more. 


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.

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Vernon I Cheadle Alumni Award

Calling all UCSB undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for botany. Applications for the Vernon I. Cheadle Award are due April 30, 2021. Find out how to apply.


 

Introducing: The North Campus Open Space Nature Guide Program

Education and outreach are two key elements of CCBER’s mission, and we are continuously looking for new ways to expand these efforts and involve the local community at UCSB’s open spaces. With the community’s growing interest and use of NCOS, and to help extend our education efforts related to this restoration project, we are excited to announce the launch of the NCOS Nature Guide program this April! Read more here.


Wetland Ecosystem Surveillance: A Multi-faceted, Collaborative Undertaking

In collaboration with partners such as UCSB students, faculty and labs, as well as volunteers, the Santa Barbara Audubon Society, and Coal Oil Point Reserve, CCBER has implemented a multi-faceted monitoring and research program that aims to understand several aspects of the Devereux Slough wetland and its restoration. Read more about the types of monitoring and research taking place and what some of the results are telling us so far.


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - March 2021

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Updates - Last Call for T-shirt Art, Blooming Wildflowers on the Mesa, Latest Trail Use Study, and more!

Feature Story - Introducing: The North Campus Open Space Nature Guide Program

Community Forum and Photos - Birds Signal Seasons in Transition.

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