Use these tools to explore NRS research and data sets. Resources include the NRS bibliography, reserve digital object identifiers (dois) that you can cite in papers, reserve GIS layers and climate data, and more.
Guidelines and resources to lead safe, successful field courses and research trips. Content focuses on risk management issues that are relevant for California-based field courses and research, international trips, research expeditions, and other outdoor excursions. Developed to serve as a reference document and teaching tool as well as to highlight applicable UC policies and State/Federal laws. Organized into key sections on planning, training, incident response, best practices for trip leaders, and appendices on common field hazards and local campus resources.
Books, papers, and other publications about the NRS or based on research conducted at reserves. All NRS reserves use the Zotero tool to store and provide bibliographic information on research publications based on research done on site. Some listings provide the pdf of the published document. Please include the DOI number of your proposed entry when available.
Reserves maintain lists of plant, vertebrate, and arthropod species that have been collected or observed within reserve boundaries or have ranges that overlap reserve boundaries. Here you can also find links to species records from social networks such as iNaturalist, plus tools listing museum specimens collected from reserves and maps of where those specimens were found.
Open access policies are being adopted by a growing number of funders, including the National Science Foundation. Such policies require grant recipients to develop data management and dissemination plans, and provide access to metadata, datasets, and publications. These data management tools can help ensure that your data, research plans, specimen collections, and publications comply with this policy.
CALeDNA aims to address problems in biodiversity monitoring by pairing volunteer community scientists with University of California researchers to collect soil samples from across California. By analyzing the environmental DNA (eDNA) from the soil samples, we can assess the biodiversity of microbes, fungi, plants and animals.