• Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    From its humble beginnings in ramshackle trailers at Campus Point in the early 1970's, UC Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute has grown into one of the most powerful incubators of marine research in the world. On any given day, you might find Marine Science Institute researchers off the coast of Moorea, in the icy waters of Antarctica, on the arctic tundra of Alaska or Greenland, in the highest elevations ofthe Sierra Nevada, in the watersheds of the Santa Ynez Mountains, or off the coast of Santa Barbara.

  • Monday, September 26, 2011

    The LTER Information Managers Committee (IMC) gathered in Santa Barbara for their annual meeting and the 2011 Environmental Information Management Conference (EIMC). The EIMC is co-hosted by LTER as a mechanism to share knowledge among information managers from many agencies and research groups. A variety of topics - both LTER-specific and general - were featured through a mixed venue of workshops, oral presentations, demonstrations and posters. Local information managers Margaret O'Brien (SBC) and M. Gastil-Buhl (MCR) acted as hosts for their colleagues.

  • Sunday, April 17, 2011

    MCR and SBC LTER scientists, graduate students, and Outreach staff shared a booth at the Community Environmental Council's 2011 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on April 16th and 17th to raise awareness about LTER research. The theme for this year's Earth Day was "Powered by the People" and the festival attracted 38,214 people over two days. Participants were able to stop by to ask questions, view informational posters, complete a coloring and word problem activity, and discuss research related issues with MCR and SBC LTER representatives.

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    CNN recently featured a global scientific field study from the journal PlosBiology suggesting that the most diverse coral reef fish systems are the most impaired by human populations. MCR data was used in the analysis. Additionally, National Geographic interviewed MCR deputy director Andrew Brooks and lead principal investigator Russell Schmitt in an article discussing research applications of the Moorea BIOCODE project.