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Recapping the First Annual Blockchain Summit at UCSB

On Nov. 23, the campus organization Blockchain at UCSB hosted the first-ever Santa Barbara Blockchain Summit at Corwin Pavilion, featuring tech industry leaders, start-up founders and professors. 
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You Reef What You Sow: Coral Reef Management and Status in a Warming World

“Many reefs around the world are losing ecosystem function and declining to degraded states with a loss of coral cover, less fish and the proliferation of algae,” Donovan said.
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Mental Health in Medicine: Presented by Vania Manipod, D.O., at UCSB

Manipod described her own experience with occupational burnout and how living with the condition led to her reevaluate her career and her priorities as a psychiatrist. 
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Fungus Among Us: Researchers Map Lineages of Chytrid Fungus Affecting Sierra Nevada Frogs

Not unlike the plot of a B-list horror movie, a fatal disease in frogs, chytridiomycosis, has spread all across the world on a pandemic scale in mere decades.
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Convergent Evolution in Deep-Sea Fish

Last week, the Oakley lab invited Matt Davis from St. Cloud State University to speak about his research on the evolution of ray-finned fishes in the deep sea.
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So Mushroom for Growth: New Psychedelic Club at UCSB Aims To Shift Conversation and Culture

The priority of Psychedelic Club is to start the conversation about psychedelic use. 
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Turning the Tide: Researchers Conduct Study of Climate Change Effects on Mexican Fisheries

UCSB researchers aimed to devise a method to evaluate climate change-driven impacts on fisheries with limited data, as well as appropriate ways to respond to anticipated changes.
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UCSB Professor Awarded Funding To Evaluate and Rank Climate Models

With a focus on Arctic sea ice, Ding will cross-reference many different climate models to better understand how to optimize their effectiveness, and which models at present are the most efficacious i...
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Where Did He Come From? Where Did He Go? Campus Researcher Weighs in on Mountain Lion Sightings

The mountain lion may have come to campus by following the coast or from the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
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New Research Sheds Light on Prehistoric Migrations of South and Central Asia

A UCSB professor has helped to paint a clearer picture of the human story of ancient migration to South and Central Asia, and the spread of language and practices which coincided with this.
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UCSB Continues to Perform Well on 2019 Sustainable Campus Index Metrics

UCSB is among 134 institutions which have been awarded with a gold rating or higher by the AASHE, out of the 970 campuses currently registered.
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Mechanism to Develop Mineralized Skeletons Likely Evolved Independently Across Diverse Taxa

A paper from UCSB researchers details how they managed to pinpoint evidence of biomineralization in a wide variety of fossils from the Cambrian period.
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Eating for Two: MSI Researchers Study How Urchins Make Kelp More Palatable for Benthic Feeders

Sea urchins, much maligned throughout the California coast for destroying kelp forests, might not be quite the pests that they appear to be.
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UCSB Researchers Uncover Conditions Leading to Unusual 2015 Algal Bloom

It was especially fortuitous that the bloom occurred in the Santa Barbara Channel, a strip of coast which has been subject to close monitoring. 
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Bren Professor Researches Logistics of Carbon Capture and Utilization

“The question is whether we can turn this large volume of carbonaceous material that we are producing into an opportunity to store the carbon that is emitted into the atmosphere that creates the gre...
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