The border between the ocean and dry land is a tough neighborhood. Residents of the intertidal zone—tidepool animals such as mussels and limpets, snails and barnacles—are alternately battered by waves, then exposed to drying sun.
Sagehen Creek Field Station
By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System Climate is the hottest topic in California these days. As global warming heats up the West, it’s set off a cascade of effects ranging from toxic algal blooms, to tree die-offs, to wildfires of unprecedented size and ferocity. The situation has everyone asking the same question: what is […]
An ecologist who conducted dissertation research at the NRS’s Sagehen Creek Field Station is returning as the station manager of the reserve. Ash Zemenick will begin work at the reserve starting July 1, 2021. “I’m excited to return to Sagehen to foster supportive and inclusive community that enables the reserve’s research, education, outreach and art […]
By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System Most people will be staying close to home in 2021 due to the pandemic. UC Santa Barbara graduate student Samantha Sambado will not be among them. Her doctoral research will take her on multiple journeys up and down California, in search of ticks and the human pathogens they […]
Berkeley artist Todd Gilens made a series of drawings and photographs informed by time spent in the Sierra Nevada with scientists from NRS reserves. He visited Valentine Camp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Yosemite Field Station, and Sagehen Creek Field Station during the 2015-18 field seasons. He’s now assembling this body of work into an […]
Plants accustomed to accessing smaller amounts of moisture stored in underground rock formations are more resilient to drought conditions.
The UC Natural Reserve System has joined a newly created partnership that seeks to improve the health of the forest ecosystems surrounding Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative (TCSI) will apply science-based forest and watershed management to reduce wildfire risks, arrest tree die-offs, and bolster forest resilience to threats such as climate change. The partnership […]
A new award program has been established to supportresearchby UC Berkeley graduate students at NRS reserves. The Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research will fund UC Berkeley graduate students conducting field research based in or around Angelo Coast Range Reserve, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Point Reyes Field Station, and Sagehen Creek […]