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UCSB Natural History Collection News

The UCSB Algae Herbarium is awarded a new Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America grant!


Blooms are abuzz with bees and bee-searchers at NCOS and elsewhere at UCSB and beyond. Read on to learn how to recognize some of the native bees in our region (including a recent sighting of an endangered bumblebee species!) and what CCBER's student researchers are doing to improve our knowledge and ability to help support them.


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CCBER Herbarium Digitization Technician Job Announcement

The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) at UC Santa Barbara is seeking applicants for an Herbarium Digitization Technician at the UCSB Herbarium. Come join our team!


Monitoring Food Web Development at NCOS: Rodents & Reptiles

A long-term goal of the North Campus Open Space (NCOS) restoration project is to develop a diverse, multi-level food web, which is often a good indicator of a healthy, well-functioning ecosystem. Read our latest feature story about two components of the food web we have recently begun monitoring: small mammals such as mice and voles, and reptiles.


Stories from Year 3 of Vegetation Monitoring at NCOS

This summer, CCBER conducted the 3rd year of vegetation monitoring at the North Campus Open Space restoration project. With three years of this data, we can now see more clearly how the restoration is progressing, and where more work or a change in management may be needed. Here we report on some of this year’s data and what it is telling us.


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - November 2020

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Updates - Grant and Donor Funds help construct a new parking lot and outdoor classroom, and student workers discuss the importance and value of NCOS

Feature Story - Monitoring Food Web Development at NCOS: Rodents & Reptiles

Community Forum and Photos - Highlighting use of restored trees by birds, also some common, everyday birds, and a fluffy mouse nest.

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