Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at rockfish, LED lights, and fire probability predictions with UCSB researchers.
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River Flows Across You: Game Theory in the Harirud Basin

The Harirud flows west from the snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kush. From this origin, the river traverses Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan.
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at soil, fish and psychology training programs with UCSB researchers.
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Los Ingenieros Engineers a Space for Underrepresented Students in S.T.E.M.

For decades, Los Ingenieros has sought to create a community for underrepresented students in the College of Engineering.
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Simply Stated: Is There Such a Thing as “Good Fire?”

Is the Alisal Fire a “good fire” or a “bad fire?” Well, it depends.
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The Psychological Science Behind Pseudoscience

How do pseudoscientific beliefs, as they are called, spread and come to be accepted by many as fact? 
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Campus Point: New and Exciting Research at UCSB

A look at crops, climate and bears with the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
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Back From the Brink: 20 Years of Snowy Plover Conservation at Coal Oil Point Reserve

A challenge since the program was established has been balancing recreational access to Sands Beach with the interests of the plovers.
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Tracing the Pandemics of California Past

One of the most devastating impacts to arise from the Spanish colonial system emerged in the form of disease.
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As Oceanic Oxygen Levels Drop in Warming Seas, Fish Flee to Shallower Waters, Researchers Find

Often, the major focuses of ocean climate change are bold and visible: The melting Arctic ice sheet, bleached and weakened tropical reefs and ocean acidification come to mind.  However, an equally im...
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In a Landscape of Wet-Dry Whiplash, UCSB Researcher Develops New Method to Predict Water Deficits During Growing Season

In order to avert catastrophe and mitigate the worst human impacts of drought, many researchers have devised ways to predict the effects of natural disasters.
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To the Limit: Long-Term Study Reveals How Kelp Forests Respond to Repeated Disturbances

The researchers were particularly interested in how the different layers of vegetation throughout the kelp forest would adapt to the loss of the canopy.
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With California Heating Up, UCSB Researchers Study the Future of the State’s Fires

In their most recent research, Tague and her collaborators focused on the Big Creek watershed in the southern Sierra Nevada, a region which is particularly sensitive to climate change.
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Looking Back at the Campaign to Save the West Mesa

Now, as part of Phase 2, fundraising is being done to create an endowment and restore the West Mesa.
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UC Researchers Dive Deeper Into the Nitrogen Cycle at Sedgwick Reserve

“Although it's interesting that rock is delivering nitrogen to ecosystems, at least in Sedgwick it’s not going to be a big contributor to the functioning of the system,” Chadwick said.
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