The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration is a center under the Office of Research.  CCBER fulfills the university's mission of education, research, and outreach through its stewardship and restoration of campus lands and preservation and management of natural history collections.

CCBER film by Chris Jenkins


Find Us

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9615

Contact Us

For general inquires or to schedule a visit, please contact Katja Seltmann.

Phone: (805) 893-2401
Email: seltmann@ccber.ucsb.edu


CCBER receives $1 million for North Campus Open Space!

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced the selection of 24 projects that will receive funding from its Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Restoration Grant Programs and CCBER is one of them! Check out the Press Release!



Looking for Volunteer or Internship Opportunities?

CCBER has many volunteer and internship programs in restoration ecology and collections management.

Support CCBER

CCBER Herbarium Project

This summer two UCSB undergraduate students: Cara Li, Microbiology senior, and Katie Lefley, Pre-Biology sophomore served as herbarium interns. Cara and Katie worked a total of 208 hours in the CCBER herbarium and they mounted 694 plant specimens from our backlog! Thanks to their work, we will be able to incorporate these specimens in our herbarium collection and add the specimen information to our database.

Thank you Cara and Katie!




Upcoming Events

February 1st - Workshop: Establishing a Regional Natural History Collection and Data Network for South Central California  9:00am to 4:30pm



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