Prop. 84 helped fund new water sources, new housing, and meeting space, and made problematic buildings habitable again.
Barry Sinervo made landmark contributions ranging from evolutionary biology to the effects of climate change on animals and ecosystems.
Tracking data show seals shift strategies for predator avoidance and foraging as their body condition improves during migration.
Three University of California undergraduates will be conducting their own full-time field research projects this summer as part of the UC Natural Reserve System’s Field Science Fellowship. This year’s fellows will get first-hand glimpses of what it’s like to be a field scientist while studying vegetation succession, lizard colonization, and stream biodiversity at three NRS […]
By Guy Lasnier, UC Santa Cruz Boulders the size of vehicles and decades-old redwoods were ripped from the banks of the Big Creek drainage when an atmospheric river inundated the Landels-Hill Big Creek Natural Reserve on the Big Sur coast in late January. More than 14 inches fell in two bouts in a 50-hour period between […]
When fires sweep across the landscape, they do much more than incinerate flammable items in their way. Flames cause chemical changes to soils, drive out animals, and expose areas to far more sun and rain than they once experienced. In some cases, a burn can be enough to shift not only erosion patterns but entire […]
by Sarah Oktay, UC Davis Natural Reserve System Hikers will be able to return to Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Monday (Feb. 15), but not all of the trails on the property will be open immediately. The reserve, part of the UC Natural Reserve system and managed by UC Davis, has been closed since the LNU Lightning […]
by Jim Logan, UC Santa Barbara As one of the most experienced archaeologists studying California’s Native Americans, Lynn Gamble knew the Chumash Indians of Central California had been using shell beads as money for at least 800 years. But an exhaustive review of some of the shell bead record led UC Santa Barbara professor emerita of anthropology to an […]