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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 Researchers Develop Smartphone App to Efficiently Diagnose Urinary Tract Infections

A team of UCSB researchers and colleagues developed a new smartphone app that identifies bacteria and diagnoses urinary tract infections in just one hour.
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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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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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Doing More Harm Than Good?

We over-respond to a particular wildfire, rather than having measured, consistent and persistent engagement with that risk.
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UCSB Researchers Work on NASA’s EXPORTS Campaign

EXPORTS is designed to assess all the main pathways in which organic carbon is transported from the upper ocean into the ocean interior in the biological pump at the same time under varying environmen...
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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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