2016-2017 Annual Report Cover Pages

Skylight vent, Kilauea

Skylight vent, Kilauea
Photo Credit: Robin Matoza

Tidal Inlet

Shear instabilities of a tidal jet in South Padre Island, TX. Photo taken during a field experiment by ERI PIs Leonel Romero and Carter Ohlmann to better understand the coastal circulation and mixing over the inner shelf.

Photo Credit: Nick Statom

Lagoon Island Prescribed Burn

Ten years after the original experimental prescribed burns to remove the seedbank of bromus diandrus on Lagoon Island, CCBER is still collaborating with the County Hot Shot Fire Crew and conducting increasingly larger prescribed burns. We plan to conduct burns for a different purpose at NCOS once the native perennial grassland is established to stimulate blooming wildflowers. Project funded by AS Coastal Fund.
Photo Credit: Lauren Dykman

Automating Data Citation

ERI PI James Frew co-authored "Why data citation is a computational problem", which was selected as the lead article in the September 2016 issue of the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


Image Credit: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.

El Capitan

Photo Credit: Derek Booth

North Campus Open Space

The North Campus Open Space Restoration Project will restore 45 acres of wetland and 45 acres of upland habitat to restore the historic upper arms of Devereux Slough within the larger, recently protected coastal open space area knowns as Ellwood-Devereux. Spearheaded by the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER), this project has received broad support from the environmental community and from a diverse set of local, state and federal funding agencies.


Photo credit - Bill Dewey


Microclimate sensor array

Andrew Fricker (a postdoctoral researcher) by an experimental garden and microclimate sensor array installed at the Teakettle Experimental Forest in the Sierra National Forest. We have been monitoring microclimate using weather stations and surface temperature sensors (data loggers are protected inside the L-shaped PVC pipes) along with oak and pine seedling establishment in 24 experimental gardens to study the potential of forest microclimates to mitigate the impacts of regional climate change on tree species in California.


Students restore wetlands on campus

UCSB students from a variety of social and service clubs on campus participate in CCBER restoration projects. This work is supported by the Associated Students Coastal Fund Service Program.
Photo Credit: Justin Luong