By Lorena Anderson, UC Merced The health of California forests depends on water stored several feet below ground, making … [Read More...] about Groundwater shepherds California forests through long droughts
The UC Natural Reserve System is a library of ecosystems throughout California. Most of the state’s major habitat types are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to redwood forests. No other network of field sites can match its size, scope, and ecological diversity. The NRS offers outdoor laboratories to field scientists, classrooms without walls for students, and nature’s inspiration to all.
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The NRS’s oldest reserve is now under the leadership of its newest director. Jennifer (Jen) Hunter took the reins of Hastings … [Read More...] about Jen Hunter, new director of Hastings Natural History Reservation
The tiny mosses that glue desert soils together spend the majority of their days dormant—the better to withstand a harsh … [Read More...] about Sun protection for mosses and records of paleo climate: the 2018-19 Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant awards
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Access to NRS reserves is by permission only. Reserves are available for teaching, research, and public service, but not general recreation.