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
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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by Shelly Leachman, UC Santa Barbara In a box, within a canister filled with snow, tucked tightly into a backpack strapped … [Read More...] about Spreading resistance: NRS scientist returns frogs to high Sierra lakes
by Vanessa Handley, Director of Collections and Research, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley Excerpted from the Fall 2017 … [Read More...] about Granite Mountains plants at UC Botanical Garden
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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.