• 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.

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Washington Accelerated Elementary School fourth graders made the trip on March 30th from Pasadena, CA to the REEF at UCSB in collaboration with the Moorea Coral Reef LTER. The fourth graders enjoyed research presentations by MCR LTER gradute students Shirley Han, Emily Rivest and Sammy Davis. They also participated in hands on activities at the REEF touch tanks and at Campus Point beach. This field trip presents a hands-on conclusion to their life science unit. For more information about visiting the REEF, click here.