News

30 March 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– This is what can happen when marine life and geospatial scientists collide: You get a smart, easy-to-use Web-based program that one day soon might help protect the world's fragile marine ecosystems. William McClintock, a project scientist at UC Santa Barbara, and other...
2 February 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– You don't have to get wet, or seasick, to find out what is going on in Marine Protected Areas worldwide. Just tune in through your computer. This morning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Ocean in Google Earth –– available to computers everywhere –– was launched at the...
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,...

Pages