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2 February 2009
  Lukmaan A. Bawazar, a Ph.D. candidate in Professor Dan Morse’s group in the Biomolecular Science and Engineering Interdepartmental Program, has been awarded the Nejat B. Ezal Fellowship for 2008. Luke hails from Ohio and obtained his M.S. and B.S. in Material Science and Engineering at Ohio State...
9 December 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) ––Thousands of feet below the bottom of the sea, off the shores of Santa Barbara, single-celled organisms are busy feasting on oil. Until now, nobody knew how many oily compounds were being devoured by the microscopic creatures, but new research led by David Valentine of...
18 September 2008
  September 18, 2008 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A study published in the September 19 issue of Science shows that an innovative yet contentious fisheries management strategy called "catch shares" can reverse fisheries collapse. Where traditional "open access" fisheries have converted to catch shares...
17 September 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It's no secret that humans are having a huge impact on the life cycles of plants and animals. UC Santa Barbara's Steven D. Gaines and fellow researcher Dov Sax decided to test that theory by studying the world's far-flung islands. Their research, published this month in...
29 July 2008
  Research Biologists Steve Schroeter, Dan Reed and Mark Page, are working with the staff of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) on a large multidimensional program designed to mitigate for the loss of coastal marine resources caused by the operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station...
2 June 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Two prominent UC Santa Barbara professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, as has a leading stem cell researcher who is an adjunct professor at UCSB. They are among a total of 72 new members elected to the prestigious academy today in recognition of...
2 June 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Alice Alldredge, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). According to the citation...
16 May 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A tough early life turns out to be a good thing for a fish, according to scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They discovered that fish larvae that survive a long, rough, offshore journey eventually arrive at a near shore reef in good condition,...
10 March 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– As oceans warm and become more acidic, ocean creatures are undergoing severe stress and entire food webs are at risk. The information was presented by scientists at a press briefing on February 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...
10 March 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Unique, collaborative ways to manage fisheries are emerging in Southern California. Currently the California spiny lobster is being scrutinized as Californians evaluate the first five years of marine reserves in the Channel Islands area. An innovative collaboration has...

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