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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Researchers Study PTSD-related Symptoms Among LGBTQ Latinx Immigrants

Researchers discovered that not even high levels of social support insulated SGM Latinx immigrants from developing symptoms. 
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UCSB Researchers Study “Collective Intelligence” In Effort to Understand Why Some Groups Fly While Others Flounder

Kim and her collaborators carried out a meta-analysis on 22 studies evaluating collective intelligence in 1,356 groups and 5,279 individuals. 
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Thinking Ahead: How Do UCSB Students Feel About Climate Change?

Julia Fine worked alongside an array of collaborators to better understand how UCSB students relate to the climate crisis.
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UCSB Researchers Uncover Pharmaceutical Potential in the Microbiota of Animal Digestive Tracts

From fungi within these animals, the researchers found a host of genes which encode for biosynthetic enzymes and in turn natural products. 
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Unlearning the “In-group Versus Out-group” Instinct

Liberman has been conducting research with the hope of understanding how parents can raise their children to avoid falling into the trap of stereotyping.
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New Evidence from Yucatán Caves Pour In, Suggesting Region Was Wetter Millennia Ago

The team learned this by examining the isotope composition of stalagmites, mounds of mineral deposits found on the floors of caves that grow upward as water drips from cave ceilings.
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Forks in the Road Emerge in India’s Quest to Expand Renewables

The country hopes to install more than 400 gigawatts of wind and solar generation by the year 2030.
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UCSB Lecturer Partners with CEC in Advocacy of Sustainable Living

The campaign, known as Earth Day Every Day, represents the culmination of five years of accumulated lifestyle changes carried out by Williams and her husband.
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Undergraduate Researcher in College of Creative Studies Wins Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

This year, Cao is the only recipient of the highly-selective scholarship from the UC system --and only the third UCSB student ever. 
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To “Decolonize” the Social Sciences, Cross-Cultural Research Must Be More Equitable, Researchers Say

Lawson hopes that his colleagues see their perspective piece as an ultimately positive and optimistic one. 
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Following Widespread Die-offs, Researchers Investigate the Dangers Droughts Pose to Oaks

Anderegg and his collaborators have studied oaks across the west in North America, hoping to understand what resilience individual species of trees have to drought.
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