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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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CCBER Fall Newsletter

The CCBER Fall Newsletter is out. See updates from all of the CCBER collections, outreach and restoration.


CCBER Supporter Spotlight: The Cheadle Family

In this CCBER Supporter Spotlight, would like to thank Bill and Mary Cheadle who continue to support CCBER and the botanical legacy of Vernon Cheadle.


Restoration Progress on the EEM Zone of NCOS

As the NCOS project got underway, we were concerned about the 25 acres of invasive weeds between NCOS and South Parcel that could easily colonize the newly restored site. Fortunately, with a grant funded by the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEM), our efforts to control the inhospitable weeds in what we call the EEM zone of NCOS have created openings for natural and planted restoration. Read more in this report by Beau Tindall, CCBER’s project leader at EEM and South Parcel.


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - September 2020

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Updates - Outcomes of Town Hall webinar, Creek Week self-guided tour, Low & Salty Slough Water, and more!

Community Forum and Photos - Community member photos of foraging wading birds and a butterfly.

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