University of California - Santa Barbara

Study shows parasites outweigh predators

In a study of free-living and parasitic species in three estuaries on the Pacific coast of California and Baja California, a team of researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, the United ...

Jul 23, 2008 4.6 / 5 (5) 1

Tracking giant kelp from space

Citizen scientists worldwide are invited to take part in marine ecology research, and they won't have to get their feet wet to do it. The Floating Forests project, an initiative spearheaded by scientists ...

Aug 01, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0

Can you trust that app?

You're on your smartphone, browsing through Facebook. In a fit of productivity, you search for, say, a project management app to help you use your non-Instagram and cat video time more effectively. You download ...

Aug 01, 2014 3 / 5 (3) 0

Underwater elephants

In the high-tech world of science, researchers sometimes need to get back to basics. UC Santa Barbara's Douglas McCauley did just that to study the impacts of the bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) on cor ...

Jul 29, 2014 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Giant sea bass census

Fished nearly to extinction in the recent past, giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) are starting to make a comeback. But no one really knows the size of the population. So UC Santa Barbara researchers are ...

Jul 17, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

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 not rated yet 0

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 not rated yet 0