Monday, January 28, 2013

Discover the Natural Reserve System


Here's a great opportunity to find out about some of the research going on at UCSB's many natural reserves.

Discover the Natural Reserve System:
A Conference Celebrating the UCSB NRS
PROGRAM for February 8, 2013
University of California Santa Barbara
Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Even if you can't make it to the talks you could check out the poster sessions - there are 32 posters in each session and its a very efficient way to find out about a whole bunch of research on campus. Plus you can meet the grad students involved and ask them questions.


8:45 – 9:00 WELCOME TO NRS DAY: Dr. Patricia Holden, Director,
UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. Cristina Sandoval, Director, Coal Oil Point Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
The Recovery of the Western Snowy Plover at Coal Oil Point Reserve

9:30 – 10:00 Dr. Carla D’Antonio, Environmental Studies Program, and Department of
Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
Interpreting Livestock Grazing Effects on Grassland Composition

10:00 – 11:00 POSTER SESSION ONE (Abstracts will be posted by January 14)

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Kevin D. Lafferty, United States Geological Survey and UC Santa Barbara
This Nature Reserve is Full of Parasites!

11:30 – 12:00 Dr. Tim M. Tinker, United States Geological Survey and UC Santa Cruz
The Sea Otters of Central California: Keystone Predators and Indicators of
Nearshore Ecosystem Influences

12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK – Lunch is on your own

1:30 – 2:00 Dr. Lynn H. Gamble, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Human Adaptation During the Middle Holocene on Santa Cruz Island

2:00 - 2:30 Hank Pitcher, College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Painting on a Reserve

2:30 – 3:30 POSTER SESSION TWO (abstracts will be posted by January 14)

3:30 – 4:00 Dr. John M. Melack, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management,
and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
From Snowmelt to Saline Waters: Studies of Lakes in the Eastern Sierra Nevada

4:00 – 4:30 Dr. Peggy L. Fiedler, Director, UC Natural Reserve System
The UC Natural Reserve System at 48 Years (and Counting)

4:30 – 6:00 WINE RECEPTION

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