• Red-tailed monkeys, Turaco Trails, Uganda, Ronnie Steinitz
    A doctoral student studies primates at a small wildlife reserve in western Uganda
  • Protecting snowy plovers at Coal Oil Point Reserve while they nest is an ever-changing exercise in creative conservation
  • Translocating frogs to lakes where disease wiped out previous populations may be key to recovery for endangered species
  • sage grouse
    New science shows grazing access to public lands in the western U.S. can be good for ranching and wildlife
  • With the removal of invasive rats from Palmyra Atoll, its native vegetation is making a grand comeback
  • Postdoctoral scholar Erin Meyer-Gutbrod shows that right whales, already an endangered species, may face a dim future
  • Peter Alagona’s Natural Reserve System History & Archive Project is preserving historical materials from UC reserves statewide
  • Combining ecology and economics, researchers find a novel way to manage ecosystem services and protect biodiversity
  • Ecologists collaborate on a special volume about the relationships of conservation, biodiversity and infectious disease
  • Scientists demonstrate that failing kelp forests can be rescued by nearby neighbors
  • Ecologist Douglas McCauley and colleagues examine ecologically responsible de-extinction
  • Rocky intertidal
    Researchers contributed chapters to “Ecosystems of California,” an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem in the state
  • Celebrating the UCSB Natural Reserve System
    Celebrating the UCSB Natural Reserve System
    UCSB runs seven of the 39 sites comprising the UC Natural Reserve System, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary
  • Matt O'Carroll and Jewel Snavely
    Recycled-water irrigation, new lab technology and outreach efforts will help UCSB achieve major water savings by March 2016
  • UCSB Power Save Contest Award
    Student residence halls join forces to topple the competition in UC-wide energy saving contest
  • David Tilman, professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, has received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category in recognition of his long-term...

  • Bren Hall's solar panels
    Ever the eco-trendsetter, UCSB notches up another honor, being named third among “Top 50 Green Schools”
  • Island fox pair
    Sometimes in order to plan for the future, you have to look to the past
  • “Water (we going to do?)” is a lecture series aimed at the UCSB and local communities
  • A longstanding commitment to water conservation positions the campus remarkably well to ride out the drought
  • 'UCSB Reads' engages the campus and community in conversations about issues of significant local and national interest.
  • Known for its commitment all things sustainability, UCSB's latest eco accolade concerns its innovative, 'remarkable' efforts to conserve water. The public plaudit from Earth Day Networkgave especially high praise to the UCSB Water Action Plan — an...
  • Science for Nature and People (SNAP) aims to address modern conservation and economic development in ways that will benefit humankind, especially the planet’s poorest and most marginalized citizens. SNAP’s mandate is to find practical, knowledge-...
  • A network of undergraduate ecology and conservation biology classes at eight universities across the country compiled data on invasive plants in U.S. National Wildlife Refuges and performed an analysis to determine which factors promote or inhibit...
  • What do stormwater management, whale migration, and inner peace have in common? They're the subjects of a few of the newest interpretive signs around the UC Santa Barbara campus.

  • It's the premier document of its kind in the University of California system, and now UC Santa Barbara's recently unveiled water conservation plan has notched another first: a Best Practices Award from the 2013 California Higher Education...

  • Solutions that meet the broad, varied, and often competing priorities of conservation are difficult to come by.

  • "The Sawyer Seminars grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is an indication of the exceptional interdisciplinary research taking place on our campus," said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang.
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