UC Regents Discuss Alternative Approaches to Financial Aid

The primary focus of the Nov. 18 meeting was Option 7: The Road to the Debt-Free UC.
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UCSB Researchers Find Significant Gaps in Widely Used Fisheries Datasets

Blasco’s hope is that studies like this will shine a spotlight on the work that those working with the FAO, RAM and the IUCN still have ahead of them.
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At Valentine Camp, a Plan is Hatched to Fix California’s Drought-stressed, Overstuffed Forests

In one 155-acre plot of land in Mammoth Lakes, researchers are trying to better understand how California’s overgrown forests can be rehabilitated through both selective burning and thinning.
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With a Winter Wave Looming Large, UCSB Enters Into COVID-19 Smartphone Exposure Notification Pilot Program

To supplement traditional means to contain the spread, such as testing and contract tracing, UCSB has entered into the California COVID Notify pilot program.
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The Future of Forests in the Warming, Drying American West

"Physiology is very important in understanding forest mortality, but we are still missing some key mechanisms in being able to predict it at large spatial scales,” Trugman said.
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UCSB Professor Wins NIH Award to Study Navigational Neurons in Fruit Flies

Kim specifically intends to gain an understanding of the manner in which landmarks are selected by the brain in order to establish a sense of direction. 
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A Closer Look At California’s Iconic Oaks in Sedgwick Reserve

At Sedgwick, Davis and his collaborators have been studying oak regeneration on the decadal scale.
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UCLA Professor Speaks on Research Into Synaptic Reorganization in BMSE/MCDB Seminar

Donlea discussed his experimental studies into the role which sleep plays in injury and synaptic reorganization in fruit flies.
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Tango of the Valkyries: What Makes Music Sound Different or the Same?

“What my lab and I asked was: ‘How would listeners categorize music if we used tasks from relational category experiments?’” 
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UCSB Researchers Investigate Mortality Among Amphibians Besieged by Endemic Parasites

The researchers had earlier developed a flexible statistical model, specifically looking at patterns of aggregation in parasite abundance. These patterns informed host mortality.  
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Rivers in Madagascar Offer a Window Into the Inner Workings of Abrupt Channel Shifts

Brooke and his collaborators are among the first attempting to map out where avulsions occur in order to test existing hypotheses regarding the factors and conditions leading to these events.
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Over Land and Sea, UCSB Researchers Put a Number on Fast-Growing Microfiber Emissions

The amount of microfibers currently being released into the natural environment has drawn alarm from scientists, environmentalists and policymakers across the world.
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The Balancing Act: “Using and Refusing the Law”

There is a struggle, as Hale describes, between “using” the law to advance one’s interests and “refusing” the tenets of it which invalidate one’s way of life.
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Imperiled by the Pandemic, Dorm Life Finds Refuge on Cyberspace With SixFeet

Victor Cheng and Aspyn Palatnick created a social media platform which aims to provide users with a “virtual dorm.” 
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In Photos | Prescribed Burn Conducted on Lagoon Island

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, a prescribed burn was conducted on Lagoon Island to mitigate the growth of exotic species as part of a restoration effort.
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