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UCSB Researcher Studies Optimization of Wind Farm Performance

While the performance limits for a single wind turbine have been established, the same couldn’t be said of the power output from a large wind farm.
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Exploring How Team Dynamics Affect Team Performance

"We found that the role of dynamics of team collaboration predicts the team performance more [accurately] than team compositional features alone," said Kim.
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UCSB Researcher ReFINes Method to Detect Sharks

“We wanted to see if we could detect white sharks from a water sample using eDNA,” Lafferty said.
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UCSB Researcher Studies Possibility of Greater Wildfire Frequency in Future

Based on the climate models, climate warming may enhance the impacts of ENSO, including proportionally stronger changes to the risk of wildfire in fire-prone places.
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Going with the Flow

As riffles and pools provide the foundation for stream habitats and environments, they can reveal much about the basic ecology of streams.
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UC’s Communication Strategies for Carbon Neutrality

The CNI states it will need continuing efforts by stakeholder groups and multifarious parties, as well as engagement and cooperation across the UC community to reduce the university's carbon footprint...
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UCSB’s Own BIFROST

Like a faucet for light, BIFROST features a unique web interface that will allow researchers to log on to the instrument, select a desired wavelength or tuning range, and simply begin their work.
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UCSB Joins Large-Scale Cancer Research Consortium

Using broad evolutionary and ecological perspectives to look at cancer across the tree of life could help make great strides in cancer prevention and treatment mechanisms, according to Boddy.
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Where There’s a Whale, There’s a Way

Without updating protection policies to reflect the right whale’s shifting distribution, the researchers predict the right whale may go extinct in as soon as 27 years.
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Consciousness Conundrum

In everyday conversations, we often use the words “mind” and “brain” interchangeably. For psychologists and other researchers studying the mind-brain problem, the two terms hold very different...
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Arginine’s Larger (in) Life Role

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that the amino acids arginine and, to a lesser degree, lysine may have greater importance than previously thought regarding the origin of life.
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Maze Runner Redefined

Through fluid mechanics soap can solve a milk maze.
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Resisting (Marine) Space Invaders

The invasive alga Sargassum horneri has established itself in Southern California marine systems, including those in the Channel Islands along the coast of Santa Barbara.
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Taking the Bad with the Good

UCSB researchers model how changes in climate and socioeconomic status will likely affect health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa
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Landscape Factors Affecting Insecticide Use

Context and crop type determine the impact of certain landscape characteristics on insecticide use
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