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Forming and Fueling Galaxies

"Our study was about trying to find the reservoir of gas that feeds galaxies like the Milky Way,” Martin said.
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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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Monitoring by NGOs Helps Increase Compliance with National Mandates

One significant takeaway from the research is that NGOs can still play an integral role even in an authoritarian country like China.
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Where in the World is Marine Biodiversity Risk More Prevalent?

After compiling the range and conservation status of 5,291 marine species, the scientists calculated the average extinction risk for each species against their worldwide distribution.
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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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Isla Vista Compost Collective Plans to Double Composting Service for Fall 2019

Each week, “Dirtriders” on bikes with a cargo trailer attached pick up buckets filled with food product from their designated houses. Then, they drop off a new, clean five-gallon bucket for their ...
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African Social Spiders Demonstrate How Group Dynamics Influence Success of Individual Colonies

The presence of two dispositions (aggressive and docile) begs the question, which one leads to greater success?
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Marine Species More Vulnerable to Global Warming Than Terrestrial Species

In addition, McCauley and his colleagues found that local species extinctions in the ocean occurred at twice the rate than those on land.
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‘Bolbo’ the Builder: UCSB Researchers Investigate the Impact of Bumphead Parrotfish Feeding on Tropical Reefs

Their diet, unusual compared to that of other primarily herbivorous parrotfish, consists of structural reef carbonates and the lifeforms that corals harbor.
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Friends with Health Benefits

Meaningful relationships “nurture a desire to create and/or seize life opportunities for growth,” and in doing so, promote development and exploration.
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UCSB Researchers Discover Potentially Druggable Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

"A new pathway exists that can potentially be targeted for drug delivery that can improve the lives of patients of these neurodegenerative diseases in a relatively short amount of time."
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Recapping Undergraduate Research Week

Undergraduate Research Week was a culmination of students’ hard work and dedication to their research projects over several quarters.
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The ‘Invisible’ Pollution of Plastics

UCSB researchers performed the first global-scale study focusing on the impact of plastics on climate change.
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Ecosystems of the Santa Barbara Channel

“Bizarre ecosystems, fluid flow, unusual anaerobic communities and mount structures” are just a few of the wonders that can be found within our Santa Barbara Channel.
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UCSB’s Bridge to the Doctorate Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate program aims to “enhance the diversity of STEM graduate education by recruiting, enrolling, training and graduating a cohort of 12 talented doctoral students."
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