UC Irvine’s three NRS reserves host researchers, students and volunteers addressing ecological challenges.
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
Land donation expands Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System The grandson of the couple whose lands were the basis of the UC Natural Reserve System’s Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve have donated an inholding of pristine desert. The gift protects a key portion of the Mojave Desert site, and enables the reserve to access state bond money to […]
2019-20 Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant awards
By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System Joshua trees will be under the gun in the California of the future. Scientists predict that it’ll become too hot and dry for these striking Mojave plants to persist in much its the high desert habitat by 2100. How much water these treelike yucca plants can store at […]
NRS Featured in Desert Report
The desert reserves of the UC Natural Reserve System receive a well-deserved day in the sun in the latest issue of Desert Report newsletter. Written by NRS science writer Kathleen M. Wong, the article retells the story of the origins of the NRS and its unique role in research, education, and teaching. The story describes Boyd […]