UC Irvine student Kyle Suen furthers his love of nature through studies and research via resources such as the UC Natural Reserve System.
Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory
2022–23 Mathias Grants awarded
by Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System For the undertakers of the insect world, death must precede the arrival of a new generation. Burying beetles of the genus Nicrophorus need a carcass on which to lay their eggs and feed their larvae. The hitch in this plan: the fact that dead bodies tend to be […]
The organizing principles behind stream communities
Why species are found where within streams, however, remains rather mysterious.
Survival lessons from a California frog
By Shelly Leachman, UC Santa Barbara Frogs’ ability to survive certain infections could help enhance understanding of how to help humans do the same. A new research endeavor involving multiple institutions, including UC Santa Barbara, will explore that possibility. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the partnership will examine the resilience of amphibians and other […]
NRS instrumental in biologist’s ascent to grad school
By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System Tim Brown spends his summers on top of the Golden State. While other Californians tan at the beach, hold BBQs, or relax at the pool, he makes a beeline for the high country. Striding across snowfields and rock scree atop eastern California’s highest ranges, this UC Santa Cruz […]
Not your average school day in Mammoth Lakes
From UC Santa Barbara Mammoth Lakes is a resort town in Mono County in the Eastern Sierra just south of Yosemite. While its population swells during tourist season, just over 8,000 residents live in the remote area year-round. For 2,000 elementary school children each year, UC Santa Barbara’s Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves’ (VESR) Outdoor Science […]
Stream insects show it’s possible to clean up mining pollution in rivers
By Harrison Tasoff, UC Santa Barbara Mining involves moving a lot of rock, so some mess is expected. However, mining operations can continue to affect ecosystems long after activity has ended. Heavy metals and corrosive substances leach into the environment, preventing wildlife and vegetation from returning to the area. Fortunately, this damage can be reversed. […]
FUERTE connects Latinx students with environmental sciences
by Shelly Leachman, UC Santa Barbara To get a range of possible answers to the most difficult questions, it stands to reason you’d want an array of minds examining those issues. In the environmental sciences, a broad suite of fields that encompasses everything from marine biology to habitat restoration, wildlife conservation and climate science, that […]