Research at North Campus Open Space

One of the most important components of the multi-functional North Campus Open Space (NCOS) is that it provides a place for students to gain hands-on experience with research and monitoring in restoration, biodiversity, natural history, open space stewardship, and more. Currently, there are six ongoing, student-driven research and monitoring projects on NCOS, investigating a broad range of topics from aquatic invertebrates and water quality; to the effects of soil amendments on soil quality and plant growth; and wildlife use of habitat features. Many of these projects are at least partially funded by the UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund.  Photo credit: Ryan Clark.