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Angelo Coast Range Reserve
Año Nuevo Island Reserve
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Box Springs Reserve
Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
Chickering American River Reserve
Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve
Elliott Chaparral Reserve
Emerson Oaks Reserve
Fort Ord Natural Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve
Jepson Prairie Reserve
Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
McLaughlin Natural Reserve
Motte Rimrock Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Quail Ridge Reserve
Sagehen Creek Field Station
San Joaquin Marsh Reserve
Santa Cruz Island Reserve
Scripps Coastal Reserve
Sedgwick Reserve
SNRS - Yosemite Field Station
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
White Mountain Research Center
Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve- SNARL
Valentine Camp
Younger Lagoon Reserve

 

  1. Year: 2014-2015
    Reserves Used: Bodega Marine Reserve, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Res., and Scripps Coastal Reserve
    Research Title: Do species co-occurrence and environmental filtering determine community composition?
    Researcher: Laura Elsberry
    UC Campus: Irvine

  2. Year: 2014-2015
    Reserves Used: Box Springs Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Quail Ridge Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, SNRS – Yosemite Field Station, and Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mntns. Res.
    Research Title: Predicting the effects of climate change on floral traits and reproductive success in Clarkia: using geographic variation in climate as a proxy for temporal change
    Researcher: Kristen Peach
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  3. Year: 2014-2015
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: What's on the menu? Determining diet of northern elephant seals using stable isotope analysis
    Researcher: Allison Pfeiffer
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  4. Year: 2014-2015
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Disturbance legacies: The impacts of post-fire bay laurel resprouting on microclimate, microbial assemblages, and forest disease dynamics
    Researcher: Allison Simler
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  5. Year: 2013-2014
    Reserves Used: Angelo Coast Range Reserve, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Coal Oil Point Reserve, Dawson Los Monos Reserve, Emerson Oaks Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve ,Kenneth S Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Quail Ridge Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, and Stunt Ranch
    Research Title: The California tick transect: Assessing regional differences in community composition, infection prevalence, and human risk of tick-borne disease
    Researcher: Andrew MacDonald
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  6. Year: 2012-2013
    Reserves Used: Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, and Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
    Research Title: Phenotypic variation through space and time of tetrodotoxin levels in Taricha torosa within and between watersheds throughout California.
    Researcher: Gary Bucciarelli
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  7. Year: 2012-2013
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Cascading effects of the invasive pathogen Phytophthora ramorum on ectomycorrhizal fungal communities
    Researcher: Sydney Glassman
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  8. Year: 2012-2013
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Herbivore farming by an omnivorous plant bug
    Researcher: Billy Krimmel
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  9. Year: 2010-2011
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Integrative analyses of mammalian mate choice in a natural and comparative context.
    Researcher: Jeremy Crawford
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  10. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: Dawson Los Monos Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural History Reservation, Quail Ridge Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve
    Research Title: Ecological adaptations and the evolution of reproductive barriers in the Lasthenia californica complex
    Researcher: Jennifer Yost
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  11. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: All Reserves in the System
    Research Title: A Visual Survey; photographic study of the University of California Natural Reserve System
    Researcher: Christopher Woodcock
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  12. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used:  Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title:  The effects of climate, soil type, and competition on the success of serpentine endemics
    Researcher:  Barbara M. Going
    UC Campus:  UC Davis

  13. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
    Research Title: Determining the importance of the kelp forest canopy for nursery habitats and marine biodiversity
    Researcher: Kendra Karr
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  14. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Effects of terrestrial inputs on nearshore Macrocystis communities
    Researcher: Melissa M. Foley
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  15. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Steelhead Life History Strategies and Early Habitat Use
    Researcher: Chad Hanson
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  16. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve
    Hastings Natural History Reservation
    Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Population genetics and molecular evolution of self-incompatibility in the Papaveraceae family
    Researcher: Timothy Paape
    UC Campus: UC San Diego

  17. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Bodega Marine Laboratory / Reserve
    Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
    Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
    Research Title: A latitudinal comparison of thermal tolerance and gene expression patterns in Nucella larvae.
    Researcher: Mackenzie Zippay
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  18. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: Bodega Marine Laboratory / Reserve
    Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
    Research Title: The influence of dispersal regime on larval export of intertidal species in California
    Researcher: Robin Pelc
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  19. Year: 2003-2004
    Reserves Used: Bodega Marine Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Scripps Coastal Reserve
    Research Title: Morphological and ecological divergence of the intertidal kelp, Egregia menziesii (Tuner) Areschoug
    Researcher: Sarah K. Henkel
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  20. Year: 2001-2002
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, and Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
    Research Title: The Evolution of Uta stansburiana's Behavioral Diversity; a Phylogeographic Study
    Researcher: Ammon Corl
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  21. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, Elliott Chaparral Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Bodega Marine Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, and Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Maintenance of floral variation in the Mimulus aurantiacus species complex
    Researcher: Matthew Streisfeld
    UC Campus: UC San Diego

  22. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: Angelo Coast Range Reserve, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, VESR - Valentine Camp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab (SNARL), Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, and Hastings Natural History Reservation
    Research Title: Molecular ecology of wetwood: relationships between host variables and prokaryote community composition
    Researcher: Thomas Hofstra
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  23. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: The Impacts of Introduced Honey bees on native Bees and Pollination Systems
    Researcher: Diane Thomson
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  24. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Bodega Marine Reserve and Landels-Hill Big Creek reserve
    Research Title: Parasitoids and plant architecture: Do natural enemies act as agents of selection on plant genotypes in Baccaris pilularis?
    Researcher: Jennifer Rudgers
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  25. Year: 1994-1995
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Plant-Climate Modelling of the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Vegetation at Landscape Scales in Mediterranean Coastal California
    Researcher: Jeff Kennedy
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  26. Year: 1993-1994
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Influence of Monoterpenes from Umbellularia californica (California Bay) litter on Nitrifying and Heterotrophic Soil Bacteria at Big Creek Reserve
    Researcher: Swarup Wood
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  27. Year: 1992-1993
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Meristic Trait Variation and Asymmetry in Isolated Populations of the Side-Blotched LIzard (Uta stansburiana)
    Researcher: Steven Waldron
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  28. Year: 1992-1993
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: An experimental field evaluation of density-dependent growth in a temperate reef fish
    Researcher: Donna Schroeder
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  29. Year: 1992-1993
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Genetic structure and spatial distribution of a subdivided population of California voles (Microtus californicus)
    Researcher: John Garza
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  30. Year: 1991-1992
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Population genetic structureo f Cladophora glomerata: A reductionist approach to understanding genetic diversity of a freshwater alga.
    Researcher: Jane Marks
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  31. Year: 1991-1992
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: The effect of multiple parasitoid species on the gall-forming midge, Rhopalomyia californica
    Researcher: Cheryl Briggs
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  32. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Redwood Monoterpenes: Movement, Heterotrophic Metabolism and Influence on Nitrification in an Undisturbed Redwood Ecosystem
    Researcher: Swarup Wood
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  33. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Natural Perturbations, Plant Chemistry and Insect Herbivory: Salty Wind, Leaf Beetles and Arroyo Willow
    Researcher: Luis Mota-Bravo
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

  34. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: Redwood Monoterpenes: Movement, Heterotrophic Metabolism and Influence on Nitrification in an Undisturbed Redwood Ecosystem
    Researcher: Katherine Courtney
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  35. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Research Title: The effect of multiple parasitoid species on the population dynamics of gall-forming midge
    Researcher: Cheryl Briggs
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

 


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