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Research Centers & Partners

The interdisciplinary nature of research at the Bren School and UC Santa Barbara creates a dynamic and supportive environment for a number of research organizations.

Research groups, centers, labs, and other affiliates at Bren represent the various environmental challenges that our researchers are addressing around the globe. Graduate students, post-docs, and visiting researchers benefit from Bren’s close partnership with these centers, institutes, and labs around the world. 

Our work with research partners adds impact to the work being done in the areas of sustainable fisheries, nanotechnology, environmental economics, renewable energy, climate change mitigation, marine protection and planning, ecology, GIS, and much more.

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Global Research Networks

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), independent research affiliate of UCSB

Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER), National Science Foundation-supported network of sites and communities

UC-wide Systems

UC Natural Reserve System

UCSB Research Institutes

Marine Science Institute

Earth Research Institute

Institute for Energy Efficiency

Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research

UCSB Groups, Labs, and Collaboratives

Environmental Markets Lab (emLab)

Chemical Life Cycle Collaborative

Sustainable Fisheries Group

Center for Social Solutions to Environmental Problems

Bren School Faculty Labs

Explore by faculty name and research areas

UCSB Office of Research

For more information about UCSB research centers and institutes

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