UC Santa Cruz professor Michael Loik tests how plants respond to climate extremes Acute drought is parching Santa … [Read More...] about Doctor drought
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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Elephant seals were born to swim, and scientists have the data to show it. For the first time, researchers at the University … [Read More...] about Learning to swim, elephant seal style
By Lily Dayton for UC Santa Cruz In the spring of 1948, UCLA graduate student Ken Norris was eager to return to his field … [Read More...] about Reviving field research with living laboratories and outdoor education
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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.