Herpetologist David Wake, who warned the world about amphibian declines, died April 29, 2021.
UC Irvine’s three NRS reserves host researchers, students and volunteers addressing ecological challenges.
UC scientists have launched an effort to capture these endangered mollusks in areas where sediments from floods threaten to suffocate populations.
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 […]