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Improving Shark Sanctuaries

UCSB researchers set out to understand shark movement in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean consisting of hundreds of small atolls and islands. I...
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UCSB Researcher Studies Optimization of Wind Farm Performance

As pressure mounts to find and use cleaner sources of energy, harnessing wind power has become increasingly common. But while wind turbines may be a large prospective source for generating electricity...
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Exploring How Team Dynamics Affect Team Performance

As knowledge work becomes more complex, organizations increasingly assign tasks to teams rather than individuals. Working in teams has become more common in the modern workplace, whether it’s at the...
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English in the Field: Conducting Interdisciplinary Research

Field research is often associated with scientific disciplines, but for several weeks this past summer, six English majors drew inspiration from the natural environment for their writing. In collabora...
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UCSB Researcher ReFINes Method to Detect Sharks

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have made developments for a relatively new technique to track sharks with a sample of water. Specifically, they set out to create a more sensitive surveillance assessm...
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UCSB Researchers Develop Smartphone App to Efficiently Diagnose Urinary Tract Infections

A new smartphone app that identifies urinary tract infections was developed by UC Santa Barbara professor Michael Mahan’s team and Stanford professor Tom Soh’s team. Additional collaborators inclu...
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UCSB Researcher Studies Possibility of Greater Wildfire Frequency in Future

California’s wildfire season began earlier than usual in 2018, with the Mendocino Complex Fire burning nearly 460,000 acres total beginning in late July. It surpassed the Thomas Fire, which occurred...
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UCSB Researchers Create a New Genome Editing Method

This unique method of genome editing gives scientists complete control over when and where genetic material is delivered to cells, allowing for detailed study of genetic changes at different points in...
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UCSB Researcher Works toward Island Restoration

Understanding how to effectively restore an ecosystem after it has been altered by an invasive species is one component of UCSB research Hillary Young’s work.
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Citizen Scientists Help Track Endangered Fish in Unique Project

The project relies on citizen scientists who upload pictures of the giant spotted sea bass in the wild and a powerful algorithm that accurately identifies individuals.
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Fishy Business: Wealthy Nations Overrepresent in Industrial Fishing

The dominance of wealthier countries in global industrial fishing can be highly detrimental for low-income countries that predominantly rely on seafood for nutritional sustenance.
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UCSB Researcher Makes Headway in Cause of Brain Wrinkles

How the brain's self-assembly takes place and what physics come into play is fundamental to our understanding of the complex organ.
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UCSB Researchers Work Toward Agricultural Carbon Solution

Williams and his team explored the algorithm of maximizing crop yield while minimizing carbon loss to the atmosphere in three different world regions.
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More than Meets the Eye

The researchers’ analysis of extensive genetic data revealed that eyes originated at least eight times in cnidarians.
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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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