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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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Student Led Wildlife Study Finds New and Interesting Critters at NCOS

During the recent winter quarter, undergraduate student researcher Alistair Dobson led a grant-funded study of the wildlife that may be living in or visiting the hibernacula on the NCOS Mesa and upper salt marsh. He deployed a combination of motion-detection cameras and tracking tunnels at several hibernacula, and with a lot of help reviewing tens of thousands of images, he has compiled some preliminary data with a few interesting and surprising results. Read more about it and check out some of the photos here!


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.


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - April 2021

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Updates - Visitor Plaza mosaic art, share your photos for #UCSBDefined, Mesa trail fence installation, and more!

Feature Story - Student Led Wildlife Study Finds New and Interesting Critters at NCOS

Community Forum and Photos - Springtime is Breeding time: great shots of bird breeding activity, and more.

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