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Natural Reserve Seminar Series: The Recent Past and Projected Future of Oak Savannas of the Santa Ynez Valley

Frank Davis, Professor and Director of the La Kretz Center for Research at Sedgwick Reserve, Bren School

Oct 29 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST Online

Frank Davis
Frank Davis

The UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System presents the Fall 2020 Natural Reserve System Seminar Series:
“From The First Humans To Forest Fires: Scientific Discoveries Spanning UC Santa Barbara’s Seven Spectacular Natural Reserves”

Sedgwick Reserve

Introduction provided by Sedgwick Reserve Director Kate McCurdy

The UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System is excited to offer a Fall 2020 Seminar Series:
“From The First Humans To Forest Fires: Scientific Discoveries Spanning UC Santa Barbara’s Seven Spectacular Natural Reserves”

Please join the Natural Reserve System this fall for a series of presentations focused on some of the latest research and findings from across UCSB’s seven natural reserve sites. UCSB’s Reserves are part of the 41-site University of California Natural Reserve System, one of the largest and most unique networks of protected lands in the world, supporting the university mission of research, university-level education and public service. UCSB operates 7 of these Reserves in unique ecosystems ranging from coastal (Coal Oil Point Reserve, Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve and K.S.N. Rancho Marino Reserve) to inland valleys (Sedgwick Reserve) to Great Basin (Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory; SNARL) and montane forest (Valentine Reserve). Each week will provide a brief introduction to the Reserve site by the Reserve Director, followed by an engaging presentation by one of the Reserve’s expert scientists focused on the highlights of their research.

Registration is free! Join every Thursday evening, from October 8 - November 19, from 7 - 8 PM, in this virtual tour of research highlights from across the state. Registration opens one week prior to each seminar at nrs.ucsb.edu/events.

The October 29 Sedgwick Reserve seminar features Bren professor Frank Davis, Director of the La Kretz Center for Research at Sedgwick Reserve.