University of California - Santa Barbara

Not at home on the range

A new study on parasites that infect a marine snail suggests that though hosts might expand their geographical range, the parasites don't always follow.

Jul 09, 2014
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A case study of manta rays and lagoons

Douglas McCauley, a new assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, does fieldwork in one of the most isolated places in the world—Palmyra Atoll. About ...

Jul 02, 2014
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Why species matter

UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidate Caitlin Fong travels to French Polynesia often but not for vacation. She goes there to study a coral reef ecosystem influenced by human impacts such as overfishing and ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique—and important—properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide ...

Jun 08, 2014
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The added value of local food hubs

As the largest purchaser of wholesale produce in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara's residential dining services provided the perfect avenue for a pilot project incorporating local pesticide-free or ...

May 20, 2014
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