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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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UCSB Seaweed Collection in the news

Our seaweeds are highlighted in the UCSB Current this week. Reading about seaweeds is a great way to start the day!


 

NCOS Education Resumes with Pre-k Field Trips!

We are excited to resume educational visits this summer after over a year of restrictions that prevented organized field trips to North Campus Open Space. Currently ongoing is a collaboration with Orfalea Family Children’s Center (OFCC) funded by UCSB’s Coastal Fund. NCOS’s proximity to OFCC makes it an ideal destination for these 2- to 5-year-olds to explore, learn, and connect with nature. Click here to learn more about these exciting field trips!  


David Chapman and the UC Santa Barbara historic seaweed collection

In memory of Dr. David Chapman, the Curator of Algae at the Cheadle Center, and long-time UCSB faculty member. David is pictured here teaching phycology on Catalina Island.


 

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - September 2021

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Updates - Phelps Creek Dredging, Tarplant Hybridization, Ethnobotany Tour

Feature Story - NCOS Education Resumes with Pre-K Field Trips!

Community Forum and Photos - Baby Lizards, Hunting Raptors, and more!

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