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Hippopotamus offered UC Santa Barbara ecologist Keenan Stears a window into the progression of an anthrax outbreak that struck Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, in the dry season of 2017.

What will the Earth be like for our children and grandchildren, as temperatures continue to rise?

A team of scientists, including UC Santa Barbara’s Dave Herbst, investigated how river ecosystems respond to remediation efforts.

Local factors offer opportunities for management that could boost coral reefs’ resistance to climate change, according to UC Santa Barbara professor Deron Burkepile.

Research co-led by Anastasia (Tasha) Quintana at UC Santa Barbara and Alfredo Giron-Nava at Stanford University investigated feedback loops for community-based conservation in northwest Mexico

UC Santa Barbara professor David Siegel and his group, along with fellow UCSB marine scientists Mark Brzezinski and Craig Carlson and their research groups, join colleagues from multiple research institutions to piece together the complex puzzle that is the ocean’s carbon cycle.

Charles Lester is revitalizing UC Santa Barbara’s Ocean and Coastal Policy Center (OCPC) to carry forward work on pressing coastal management issues, from the protection of public shoreline access to the challenge of community adaptation to sea level rise.

Marine scientists say they have identified in the Pacific Ocean more than 25,000 barrels that they believe contain the toxic chemical DDT.

A team of researchers from UC Santa Barbara has proposed a novel strategy for reducing large amounts of nutrients — specifically nitrogen and phosphorous — after they have already been released into the environment.

Kelp forests are well known biodiversity hotspots, particularly those in the Santa Barbara Channel. UC Santa Barbara doctoral graduate Dana Morton has just released the most extensive ecological food web that includes parasites, which in her opinion, have too often been overlooked. The detailed description was published in the journal Scientific Data.

UC Santa Barbara Professor Armand Kuris serves as a seasoned mentor for several young researchers who hadn’t even been born when he first visited the Pacific Northwest site.

Undergraduate students in UC Santa Barbara ecologist Doug McCauley’s lab found themselves staring intently at satellite image upon image of bovine herds at Point Reyes National Seashore.

A toxic dumpsite that settled on the ocean floor decades ago continues to wreak havoc on marine life to this day.

Doctoral student Kai Kopecky and his co-authors, who include Adrian Stier, professor in the Department of Ecology Evolution & Marine Biology and one of Kopecky’s advisors, have found that young corals are quite vulnerable to corallivores like parrotfish and pufferfish.

For his work advancing our understanding of the recovery of degraded marine species and ecosystems, UC Santa Barbara ecologist Adrian Stier has been named a 2021 early career fellow by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

UC Santa Barbara’s Erika Eliason, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB), has been recognized by two research societies for her work in ecological and evolutionary physiology.

An international team of 26 authors, including six at UC Santa Barbara, has just published a study in the prestigious journal Nature offering a combined solution to several of humanity’s most pressing challenges.

UC Santa Barbara paleobiologist Susannah Porter and UC Santa Barbara professor Alyson Santoro will deploy their expertise and their research teams in efforts to shed light onto the origins of the eukaryotic cell.

Dan Morse,a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, has been working to unlock the secret of squid skin for the last decade, and with support from the Army Research Office and research published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, he and co-author Esther Taxon come even closer to unraveling the complex mechanisms that underlie squid skin.

The American Academy for Microbiology has selected Valentine as one of its 2021 fellows.

Giant kelp forests are a wonder of the underwater world. They share many similarities with terrestrial forests, but they also have features completely foreign to any woodland.

A new study by UC Santa Barbara Katrina Malakhoff and her advisor, Robert Miller highlight that we shouldn’t necessarily adopt simplistic management approaches like smashing sea urchins to save kelp forests.

UCSB research biologist Dan Reed, and UCSB professor Hunter Lenihan’s catch reports and scientific surveys affirm the benefits that MPAs confer to fisheries and ecosystems.

There is a massive and rapid hydrocarbon cycle that occurs in the ocean, and that it is distinct from the ocean’s capacity to respond to petroleum input.