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California sea otter numbers drop again

Aug 3, 2010 After a decade of steady recovery, the southern sea otter is in decline for the second year in a row, according to the latest population survey by USGS and UCSC researchers....

$2 million NIH grant funds research on climate change and mosquito-borne disease

Jul 26, 2010 A four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will support research at UC Santa Cruz on climate change and the transmission of mosquito-borne...

Research at Elkhorn Slough guides conservation and restoration efforts

Jul 20, 2010 As an adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCSC and research coordinator for the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Kerstin Wasson brings rigorous science to bear...

Study documents widespread extinction of lizard populations due to climate change

May 13, 2010 A major survey of lizard populations worldwide has found an alarming pattern of population extinctions attributable to rising temperatures....

Botanist Jean Langenheim recounts her life and times in The Odyssey of a Woman Field Scientist

May 11, 2010 Jean Langenheim, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, has published a memoir about her life as a woman field scientist....

Four UCSC professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 19, 2010 Four UCSC faculty members are among the newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences....

Monitoring program surveys California's marine ecosystems

Mar 23, 2010 Teams of scientists are conducting the most comprehensive assessment ever undertaken of California's coastal ecosystems as part of a monitoring program for the growing network of marine protected...

Rare Hawaiian monk seal brought to Long Marine Lab for study and treatment

Mar 18, 2010 A Hawaiian monk seal is providing UCSC researchers with a rare opportunity to study the physiology of this critically endangered species....

UCSC wins $2.1 million to collaborate with Watsonville High School teachers

Mar 17, 2010 A multidisciplinary team at UC Santa Cruz has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to foster collaborations between UCSC graduate students and Watsonville-area high school teachers to develop innovative...

Evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors may lead to new species

Feb 17, 2010 New research on lizards supports an old idea about how species can originate....

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