A project funded by a CA Climate Action grant will help coastal communities forecast climate change impacts by utilizing environmental data collected by a network of UC Natural Reserves and nearby monitored sites.
Even Sonoran Desert plants aren’t immune to climate change
Supposedly drought-tolerant Sonoran Desert species hit their breaking points.
Elephant seals sleep while diving far below the ocean surface
Brainwave patterns show elephant seals sleep 2 hours per day while diving for months at sea, rivaling the record for the least sleep among mammals.
UC’s wild, wonderful natural reserves
Steve Monfort, executive director of the UC Natural Reserve System, shares why biodiversity is the key to our future and how UC’s reserves are its best-kept secret.
Small brine flies have big impacts on salt lakes
Productivity of brine flies is tied to overall health of salt lake ecosystems; both are in decline.
A toolkit to assess ecosystem resilience to wildfire
Researchers will use California climate innovation funding to analyze fire resilience in state ecosystems using drone images of reserves.
Marine mammal reproduction rests on a precarious tipping point of ocean resources
A small decrease in the amount of prey female seals can consume causes a big dropoff in elephant seal reproductive success.
Heather Constable named director at Sedgwick Reserve
Heather Constable is the new director of the NRS’s Sedgwick Reserve.