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Coastal Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

World Water Day: Seagrasses, Nature’s Water Filter

Kathryn (Kat) Beheshti, UCSC PhD candidate wrote a blog post for The Ocean Foundation that talks about how important seagrasses are for maintaining a healthy watershed/coastline. Check out the blog on the The Ocean Foundation website https://www.oceanfdn.org/blog/seagrasses-nature’s-water-filter!   World Water Day Seagrasses, or nature’s water filter?   Seagrasses are aquatic flowering plants […]

Citalli holding sea star

RC lab intern wins grant to perform sea star disease experiment

Citlalli Aquino, an intern in the RC lab, won a grant from The Friends of the Seymour Center for her independent research proposal on sea star wasting disease. She is currently testing how salinity influences the appearance of sea star wasting syndrome, and she is also testing whether the disease spreads […]

RC grad Monica Moritsch wins award for science dance video

When she’s not up to her ankles in a tidepool doing research, Monica likes to swing dance. This year she combined her interest in marine biology and dancing to choreograph and film a video for the Dance Your PhD contest by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The […]

The new Coastal Science & Policy Program at UC Santa Cruz is now accepting applications!

We’re looking for the next generation of coastal science and policy leaders. The brand new Coastal Science & Policy Program (CS&P) at UC Santa Cruz is now accepting applications. CS&P trains future leaders to advance the sustainable use of coastal resources and conservation of coastal biodiversity, ecosystems, socio-economic integrity, and […]

New paper out on the importance of long-term ecological research

Together with the Lubchenco/Menge Lab of Oregon State University, we just published a BioScience paper on the importance of long-term ecological research for both advancing the field of ecology and informing policy. You can access the paper here, and check out our press release for more information: http://news.ucsc.edu/2017/03/long-term-studies.html