California Flowers Project

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:40 -- Katja Seltmann
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.

Wild Encounters in Our Own Backyard: NCOS and Beyond

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:52 -- Elaine Tan

As the North Campus Open Space project progresses into its second year of restoration work, more and more wildlife is making use of the evolving habitat. For many restoration staff, students and volunteers who spend hours planting and weeding, seeing the wildlife use the habitat is a rewarding and inspiring experience. Read on about interesting wildlife encounters in and around NCOS!


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