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  • Matilija Creek before and after the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flows
    Researchers investigate the combined effect of drought and fire on stream communities
  • Mathematicians derive the formulas for boundary layer turbulence 100 years after the phenomenon was first formulated
  • UC Santa Barbara statistician receives award for work in uncertainty quantification
  • Researchers analyze when a low-to-no-snow future might arrive and implications for water management
  • Scientists experimentally reconstruct Bloch wavefunction for the first time
  • UC Santa Barbara mathematician is invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematics
  • Scientists will investigate how elephants shape their environment even after death
  • Autumn sorghum harvests in the Karamoja region of Uganda
    Researchers tie grain prices to the start of the season (SOS) in eastern and southern Africa
  • Researchers investigate how herbivore activity around water affects plant communities
  • A hot summer demonstrated the virtues of UC Santa Barbara’s efficiency gains
  • UC Santa Barbara’s unique location offers protection from wildfires
  • As activities shift back to campus, cyber security is as important as ever
  • Researchers will lead a clinical trial to see how virtual reality can help older adults and their families
  • Researchers reveal the growing threat extreme heat poses to urban populations
  • NEXT Energy Technologies’ Solar Prototype Window Wall
    Researchers identify and clear efficiency hurdle for organic solar cells
  • Groundwater markets could promote solutions to the West’s water woes
  • An intern mounts seaweed specimens
    Digitization will open up the biodiversity and ecological data hidden in UC Santa Barbara’s significant seaweed collection
  • Low oxygen levels are pushing fish into shallower waters, with potentially devastating impacts for fisheries and ecosystems
  • Archaic laws prevent conservationists from bidding on public resources; experts think this should change
  • A global leader in collaborative physics research, KITP expands its reach with a series of free, virtual events for all
  • Researcher connects climate change science with the real-world impacts of extreme weather in his new book
  • The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is among the first areas of campus to resume full in-person activities
  • UC Santa Barbara experts weigh in on the effects of offshore wind energy
  • A new web tool will enable anyone to quickly analyze a region’s potential for renewable energy development
  • Fish feces, a common reef occurrence, becomes a problem for coral as water warms
  • A machine learning breakthrough uses satellite images to improve lives
  • Researchers investigate the productivity of kelp forests, sans the iconic kelp
  • Scientists reveal aspects of mosquito vision that guide host recognition
  • Breakthrough research examines the effects of introduced animals on Madagascar’s extinct megafauna
  • UC Santa Barbara will soon require multi-factor authentication to access certain accounts and services
  • Fossil shark scales provide a glimpse of reef predator populations before human impact in Caribbean Panama
  • Researchers discuss common errors in internet energy analysis in an effort to develop best practices
  • The discovery of a new type of supernova illuminates a medieval mystery
  • Two books by Ömer Eğecioğlu invite students to explore the fascinating world of combinatorics
  • Research into new areas of physics offers the prospect of revealing facts about radiochemistry
  • Intensive water management in California promotes “live fast, die young” cycle in floodplain forests
  • Studying hippo movement provides insights into anthrax outbreaks in Tanzania
  • A pond with deep orange water sits amongst the forested slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
    Novel methods and dedicated fieldwork offer good news for cleaning up mining pollution in rivers
  • Earth science faculty member will apply her early career award to opening up geoscience to others
  • Sea goldie school around a large coral in the Gulf of Aqaba off Eilat, Israel.
    Managing local conditions could help coral reefs persevere in the face of climate crisis
  • Combining perspectives reveals factors critical for the success of marine protected areas
  • Researchers are first to create sterile male mosquitoes using CRISPR/Cas9
  • Researcher describes four new species of sponge that lay undiscovered in plain sight
  • New research reveals hidden processes at work in the hearts of large stars
  • Three professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences
  • UC Santa Barbara expands its leadership on coastal issues with revival of Ocean & Coastal Policy Center
  • Researchers say cultivated seaweed can soak up excess nutrients plaguing human health and marine life
  • Global groundwater wells at risk of running dry
    Global groundwater wells at risk of running dry
    The largest assessment of global groundwater wells finds many are at risk of drying up
  • Environmental studies lecturer aims to lower barriers to eco-friendly changes with new Earth Day initiative
  • The most detailed look at kelp forests to date finds unseen parasites dominate species interactions
  • UC Santa Barbara professor guides researchers as they replicate his fieldwork 50 years later
  • Research finds that coral predators exert a much larger influence on young coral than expected
  • Researchers begin to decipher the composition and function of sea urchin microbiomes
  • Faculty member honored with early career fellowship for combining research with ecosystem management
  • Ecologist Erika Eliason is honored for her work studying the effects of climate change on Pacific fish
  • Mathematicians and risk analysts are working to help modernize the country’s energy markets
  • India has an ambitious plan for developing more renewable energy; researchers say the country can aim even higher
  • Leaky rivers are more widespread than scientists had thought.
    Leaky rivers are more widespread than scientists had thought.
    Researchers reveal the extent to which rivers across the country are losing flow to aquifers
  • Global study is first to map ocean areas that, if strongly protected, would help solve climate, food and biodiversity crises
  • The American Astronomical Society honors an unlikely astrophysics leader from UC Santa Barbara
  • Geography professor applies her expertise to tackle bicycle safety and accessibility in urban settings
  • Earth science professor elected fellow of American Academy of Microbiology for work in biogeochemistry
  • Researchers uncover how some animals sense the gritty texture of their food
  • Researchers detail the long chain of events required for cultured seafood to deliver environmental benefits
  • A new model reveals how two different communities coexist beneath the canopies of California’s iconic kelp forests
  • New research on sea urchins challenges long-held assumptions about marine reserves
  • Researchers investigate the complex factors that will fuel the wildfires of the 21st century
  • Faculty members publish book about the lakes and watersheds of the Sierra Nevada
  • Researchers discover an immense hydrocarbon cycle in the world’s ocean
  • Researchers discover marine reserves can increase fishery landings despite closing fishing grounds
  • Workshop will present proposal to decipher the secrets behind integrating automation into industry
  • Researchers reveal that the onset of the rainy season can affect food security as much as does the amount of rain received overall
  • Researchers discover the earliest supermassive black hole and quasar in the universe
  • Professor specializing in industrial sustainability invited to become fellow of Royal Society of Arts
  • Physicists get closer to examining the symmetries underlying our universe
  • Researchers propose a framework for evaluating the impacts of climate change on California’s water and energy systems
  • Red Rock Canyon

    There’s something exciting about learning how things came to look the way they do. It’s what makes tour guides so popular and why that old neighbor who’s lived on the block for decades is so interesting.

  • Researchers uncover evidence that UV radiation from sunlight reduces COVID-19 transmission
  • Remote sensing of trees offers an effective way to monitor groundwater along river corridors in the Southwest
  • A unique initiative has reduced deforestation in the Amazon for soy farming, highlighting opportunities for similar efforts
  • Psychologist illuminates one of humanity’s most fundamental concepts: cause and effect
  • Professors Armand Kuris and Michael Chabinyc are among this year’s newly elected AAAS Fellows
  • Researchers announce the debut of a superfast camera for imaging planets that orbit stars outside the solar system
  • Border cells moving through a drosophila egg chamber provide an ideal model to investigate cellular migration.
    Border cells moving through a drosophila egg chamber provide an ideal model to investigate cellular migration.
    Scientists unravel how tissue geometry influences the movement of cells through the body
  • Researchers discover that fishing reduces carbon sequestration in the ocean
  • Novel insights on cellular suicide could provide new avenues for cancer therapies
  • Ecological theory provides insights on pesticide use in agriculture
  • The physics department has taken one of its lab courses completely online with cameras and remote controlled equipment.
    The physics department has taken one of its lab courses completely online with cameras and remote controlled equipment.
    Faculty and staff in the physics department configure a sophomore lab course to work via remote control
  • Insights on the impact of seasons in agricultural economies could help inform new development strategies
  • Palau MPA fish
    Researchers outline how marine reserves can benefit fisheries across the globe
  • healthcare clinic West Kalimantan
    A new analysis reveals that accessible and affordable healthcare could be a key tool for addressing the climate crisis
  • Thanks to a bit of ingenuity, collaboration continues unabated at the university’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Researchers at UC Santa Barbara are developing new techniques to address the vulnerabilities of smart devices
  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month hits a chord this year as faculty, students and staff navigate a new, virtual world
  • Researchers look into the effects of repeated droughts on different kinds of forests
  • Economist tallies up the healthcare costs associated with wildfire smoke
  • New insights on river dynamics suggest rivers may begin jumping course much farther in the coming years
  • Geologists glean insights about how Earth went from a hothouse to an ice age, and what that may mean for the future
  • wafer-scale spacecraft
    A minuscule spacecraft from UC Santa Barbara joins a pilot’s epic journey to fly from pole to pole
  • Researchers uncover early results about an existing tuberculosis vaccine hypothesized to help against the coronavirus
  • Scientists predict more extreme heavy flood events over the Sierra Nevadas under future climate warming
  • Researchers stride toward a therapeutic testbed for age-related macular degeneration
  • A multinational study overturns a 130-year old assumption about seawater chemistry
  • Mathematicians describe the interplay between COVID transmission and air circulation
  • Researchers have a bold proposal to tackle one of the biggest barriers to more renewable energy
  • Discovery of gene critical to development of columbines’ spurs promising insights into evolution
  •  Ten Lakes
    Environmental studies lecturer creates an online resource for exploring local public lands
  • Marine scientists will lead new research network focused on coastal California
  • Researchers discover a new window into societal behavior during the pandemic through seismographic noise
  • Researchers receive funding to develop a mobile app for providing motivation-based autism treatment to families
  • Offshore aquaculture in Hawaii
    Strategy for sustainable aquaculture supports the world’s fastest growing food sector
  • Identifying areas of increased food insecurity, researchers help coordinate humanitarian aid amid the pandemic
  • The Bren School announces a master’s degree program in environmental data science
  • A new tool slashes costs and opens optogenetics to scientists and students alike
  • New models detail how major rivers will respond to changing environmental conditions
  • Jean-Pierre Hebert Scholastica cinnabar 2
    Kavli Institute’s longtime artist in residence complements scientific inquiry with artistic creativity
  • Researchers will investigate kelp restoration with funds from the California Sea Grant
  • The discovery of the second-most distant quasar shakes up scientists’ understanding of black hole growth
  • Incentives for tree-planting need protections for existing forests
  • Researchers find that using forests to offset carbon emissions will require a better understanding of the risks
  • Researchers lead project that revolutionizes photonic systems
  • Researcher uncovers why most of the records left by ancient rivers preserve commonplace processes
  • A simulation of light emission around Sagittarius A* as gas spirals inward over the course of around 53 hours.
    A simulation of light emission around Sagittarius A* as gas spirals inward over the course of around 53 hours.
    Physicist’s innovative model provides insight into the behavior of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
  • Researchers receive funding to improve COVID-19 models
  • Marine biologists forecast the effects of oil platform decommissioning on fish communities
  • Researchers are developing methods to monitor the COVID-19 virus through the community’s wastewater
  • A billion years is missing from the geologic record; one UC Santa Barbara scientist believes he knows where it may have gone
  • Chemistry professor Alison Butler has been named the 2020 Faculty Research Lecturer
  • UC Santa Barbara in Minecraft.
    UC Santa Barbara in Minecraft.
    Students join together to recreate the campus in Minecraft
  • As pollution levels drop worldwide amid stay-at-home orders, researchers consider what this might mean for the future
  • UC Santa Barbara’s IT departments step up to ensure the campus community continues to function
  • Paper reviews major findings from the Deepwater Horizon spill ten years afterward
  • Biologists investigate why the sweet taste of sugary foods diminishes when they’re cool
  • Scientists detect human waste contamination in the mudslide debris used to enrich Goleta Beach
  • Scientists explore different strategies to remain productive as COVID-19 disrupts normal campus activities
  • Science vs Cinema | Star Trek: PICARD
    Science vs Cinema | Star Trek: PICARD
    Physicist Andy Howell discusses Star Trek science with cast, crew and fellow researchers
  • Computer science student builds a website to track the epidemiology of COVID-19
  • Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors
  • Datasets show worsening California wildfires are part of a long-term trend
  • Researchers investigate how forests are changing in response to global warming
  • face shield parts
    Researchers begin 3D-printing protective gear to aid local medical facilities
  • Physicists at UC Santa Barbara will develop instruments to directly image exoplanets
  • UC Santa Barbara leads a multi-campus data science initiative with funding from the National Science Foundation
  • Physicist proposes a new approach in the search for the elusive graviton
  • sammy davis
    UC Santa Barbara hosts a day of science and technology events for local middle and high school students
  • Physicists model the supernovae that result from pulsating supergiants like Betelgeuse
  • An analysis of global energy-use shows data centers consume less energy than commonly thought
  • Researchers connect microbes in the twilight zone of the ocean with the breakdown of tough organic molecules
  • Reducing nutrient pollution helps coral resist bleaching
  • A new study examines the governance challenges facing nations as fish stocks shift due to climate change
  • Protecting redundancy in the food web helps ensure ecological resilience
  • Neural network hourglass
    Untangling how artificial intelligence thinks can shed light on our own notions and ideas
  • Movies starring lead actors from underrepresented groups perform as well as those with white male leads
  • Statistics professor earns lifetime achievement award from the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics
  • The health of foundation species promotes the stability of the ecosystems that depend on them
  • Climate hazard scientists connect 2018’s Four Corners drought directly to human-caused climate change
  • Global analysis shows that fisheries management actually works
  • A once-extinct native plant finds new life with help from UC Santa Barbara botanists
  • Researchers lead a journal issue dedicated to the ecology of California’s offshore oil platforms
  • As career paths expand, the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability experiences a surge in student interest
  • Researchers will lead UC-wide collaborative project on wildfires
  • The Climate Hazards Center receives funding for two large projects to address water and food insecurity in Africa
  • Damaging rains from hurricanes can be more intense after winds begin to subside, say UC Santa Barbara scientists
  • Researcher earns award to investigate how drugs of abuse affect the brain’s connections
  • Nine professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Researchers study virtual reality’s potential for bringing together older adults and their children
  • New findings detail a method for investigating the inner workings of stars in a rare phase
  • California has two fire problems, and they’re very different
  • UC Santa Barbara hosts 8th semiannual UC Cyber Security Summit
  • Data science enables researchers to better manage and share research collections
  • Researchers study a link between Arctic sea ice and conditions in the tropics
  • Deforestation and malaria are intimately tied in the Amazon
  • Research team will gauge public perception and societal implications of two projects aimed at creating synthetic cells
  • UC Santa Barbara sees phishing attacks every month, here’s how to protect yourself and the community
  • New protocols streamline guest Wi-Fi access
  • Chemists develop technique to predict siderophore structures from the genes that code for them
  • Researchers analyze how the moral framing of Greta Thunberg’s United Nations address influenced its impact
  • Scholar’s new book provides a guide for bringing ecological benefits into economic considerations
  • Scientist receives funding to analyze and rank new-generation climate models
  • Researchers identify a climate signature in rivers globally
  • Funding flows into UC Santa Barbara to manage the Long Term Ecological Research network office
  • Neuroscientists challenge assumptions about alpha wave brain activity
  • Paleontologist investigates how animals evolved skeletons and shells
  • UC Santa Barbara-Port Hueneme partnership recognized for excellence in education
  • Researcher blazes the way in our understanding of moral sensibilities
  • Scientists will lead a study on the region’s sundowner winds
  • Scientists resolve the nature of powerful cosmic objects
  • Scientists discover a new type of pulsating star
  • Lisa Storrie-Lombardi joins the campus community as the head of Las Cumbres Observatory
  • dioptase
    The Woodhouse collection features minerals from across the globe, including the classic mines of western North America
  • Researchers explores how to meet water demands during drought years
  • A new study shows Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water
  • Scientists collaborate on Famine Early Warning Systems Network, helping save thousands of lives
  • Scientist at UC Santa Barbara helps develop animal model for one type of encephalitis, a damaging brain disease
  • Marine scientists discover an important, overlooked role sea urchins play in the kelp forest ecosystem
  • Research reveals the influence long-term climatic cycles can have on marine aquaculture
  • A renovated website presents the new face of IT on campus
  • A team of researchers evaluates a prominent sociology theory for the first time in a longitudinal study
  • Single radium ion
    Physicists are the first to laser cool radium ions, opening the door to an ambitious research plan
  • Big data book by statistics scholar Dawn Holmes is on its fifth language translation
  • Researchers determine the cause of an unusual algal bloom
  • Astronomers investigate invisible matter and the workings of the galactic ecosystem
  • Steve Gaines
    Commencement season continues with festivities at the Bren School
  • Ecologists piece together an overlooked source of nutrients in Southern California kelp forests
  • Two undergraduates in the College of Creative Studies earn Goldwater Fellowships
  • Researcher explores the ecological links connecting all living things, from top predators to microbes
  • During a stroll through Sedgwick Reserve, disease ecologist Andy MacDonald discusses ticks and Lyme disease
  • New study maps the biodiversity risks facing the ocean
  • New study overturns previous conceptions of rivers before the emergence of land plants
  • The Library announces winners of the inaugural Library Award for Undergraduate Research
  • Bren scientist details a revolutionary approach to storing and using carbon, and the impressive effort it will take to achieve
  • Chemistry professor earns award for her research into the mechanisms behind inorganic reactions
  • UC Santa Barbara’s sophisticated security system thwarts hundreds of thousands of attacks per day
  • Researchers find biodiversity stabilizes kelp forest ecosystems far more than expected
  • Ecologist Douglas McCauley finds that marine animals are more vulnerable to global warming than those on land
  • Earth science professor at UC Santa Barbara will discuss the communities that form around oil seeps off the California coast
  • UCSB Canopy
    Celebrate Arbor Day with a stroll through the campus’s diverse collection of trees
  • Mathematics society honors the service and achievements of network engineering professor
  • Hertz Foundation selects undergraduate physics student Dolev Bluvstein for prestigious five-year fellowship
  • Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics
  • UC Santa Barbara employees learn problem-solving skills through Lean Six Sigma program
  • Ten years before the detection of gravitational waves, two KITP postdocs had a novel idea
  • Five members of the UC Santa Barbara community will join 41 Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany this summer
  • Researchers assess the impacts of drought and climate change on small mountain streams
  • Fluorescent proteins make each neuron flash every time it becomes active.
    Fluorescent proteins make each neuron flash every time it becomes active.
    Neuroscientist Michael Goard receives funding for new memory research
  • Corals in warmer latitudes appear more resilient to bleaching, a surprise to scientists
  • New insights emerge on what drives long-term climatic trends
  • Surprise finds help researchers place elusive fish into a broader context
  • Quantum physicists from across California gather to discuss pressing topics in the field
  • Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide
  • Two early-career faculty members receive awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Researchers show that tropical reefs can host coral or seaweed communities under the same conditions
  • Researchers turn to newlywed couples to unravel questions about the chemistry of empathy and bonding
  • Craig Montell and his research team identify the sour taste receptor in fruit flies
  • Scientists discover two mechanisms at work in crustacean’s dazzling light displays
  • Researchers lay out the science and history behind transitioning old oil rigs into permanent reefs
  • Astrophysicists help discover a new class of flares associated with supermassive black holes
  • A new website promises to further connect the environmental science community across campus
  • Marine scientists join an international team to uncover the origins of symbiotic organs
  • The Kavli BRAIN Showcase forges new connections between brain researchers across campus
  • Researchers see a wealth of potential for aquaculture in the Caribbean
  • Professors at UC Santa Barbara will lead two of UC’s newest collaborative research initiatives
  • Unique combined program in actuarial science launches students into a competitive career
  • The College of Creative Studies plans to launch an undergraduate major in marine science
  • Herbivores increase or decrease plant diversity depending on what’s on the menu
  • The American Mathematical Society awards fellowships to Hector Ceniceros and Zhenghan Wang
  • A new lab will combine environmental science and economics to address some of the world’s most pressing problems
  • More attention to the wellbeing of the poor could make current projections of population growth in central Africa less dire
  • Professor Martin Moskovits earns the E. Bright Wilson Award for outstanding accomplishments in spectroscopy
  • (Santa Barbara, Calif.) — There’s a big hole in our current understanding of what makes up the universe. Normal matter — the stuff in people, planets and pulsars — can account for only 16 percent of the mass in the universe.

  • Researchers discover minerals in South Africa from Earth’s earliest history
  • Columbines’ vivid colors and iconic spurs make them a welcome sight in gardens and mountain meadows across the northern hemisphere. For decades the pretty flowers have also served as an ideal model group for studying evolution and ecology.

  • In the office, the lab and the field, teams are now the basic unit of productivity. Work has become complex enough to require a wide variety of skills and expertise, so organizations increasingly rely on teams to tackle challenges.

  • U.S. Department of Energy awards collaborative grant to researchers including UCSB mathematician Paul Atzberger
  • As a part of its ongoing efforts to play a larger role in student life in Isla Vista, and to improve the living experience for a large number of UC Santa Barbara students and the surrounding community, the University has purchased the Tropicana...

  • Kim and Jack Johnson and UC Santa Barbara share a significant commonality: The Johnsons and UCSB are nationally recognized leaders in green and environmental initiatives.

  • To ensure the timely completion of an important community safety project, UC Santa Barbara announced today that it is providing the County of Santa Barbara with $70,000 necessary for construction of a permanent fence along the bluffs in Isla...

  • UC Santa Barbara students share some of the most important words from the inaugural addresses of several U.S. presidents.
  • UCSB, UC Santa Barbara, Athletics, John McCutcheon, Athletics Director
    John McCutcheon named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UC Santa Barbara after 11 years at University of Massachusetts
  • Faculty, staff and students gather on the roof of Parking Structure 22 to celebrate the campus’s newest solar array
  • All actively enrolled UC Santa Barbara students now have the ability to access expanded Microsoft Office tools for free.

  • UCSB undergraduate applications for fall 2015 set a record at 85,208
  • Highlights of a few of UCSB's many outreach efforts
    Highlights of a few of UCSB's many outreach efforts
    UC Santa Barbara takes outreach to a new level, with a variety of programs that extend the campus’s impact to a host of communities — and countries
  • Faculty and staff members have until Nov. 25 to make changes to their 2015 benefits.
  • Behind UCSB Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura’s breakthrough invention of the bright blue LED were years of toil and uncertainty
  • UCSB's Early Academic Outreach Program
    UCSB's Early Academic Outreach Program
    UCSB's Early Academic Outreach Program connects with thousands of regional high school students, with impressive results
  • U.S. News & World Report has once again included UC Santa Barbara in its annual listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities”
  • UCSB students have been taking advantage of the big waves spawned by Hurricane Marie.
  • UC Santa Barbara jumps seven spots to No. 15 in Washington Monthly’s list of the best national universities
  • From Convocation to Commencement, it was a year of triumph and tragedy. Join us for a photo retrospective of 2013-14.
  • Bren School Graduation
    At its June 13 commencement, the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management graduated its 1,000th student
  • In fall 2015, UCSB’s Department of Global Studies will begin offering a Ph.D. in a discipline it is credited with creating.
  • A look back at how UC Santa Barbara students, faculty and staff pulled together to grieve, remember and start the healing process after the tragedy in Isla Vista.

  • Video of the memorial service held at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 27.

  • Hundreds of faculty, staff and students from UC Santa Barbara celebrated what has become a daily routine for most: Bike to Work Day.

  • A Day in the Life of UCSB
    A Day in the Life of UCSB

    In late October 2013, a team of photographers and videographer Spencer Bruttig traversed the UC Santa Barbara campus to capture a slice of life, from sunrise to sunset. We think you'll enjoy their presentation.

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