UCSB Natural Reserve System Fall 2020 Seminar Series

October 8, 7:00 pm to November 19, 7:00 pm

From The First Humans To Forest Fires: Scientific Discoveries Spanning UC Santa Barbara’s Seven Spectacular Natural Reserves

Please join us this fall for a series of presentations focused on some of the latest research and findings from across UCSB's seven Natural Reserve System 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 include an introduction to the Reserve site provided by the Reserve Director, followed by an engaging presentation by one of the Reserve’s expert scientists focused on the highlights of their research.

Seminars will be held each Thursday, from October 8 - November 19, from 7 - 8 PM, in this virtual tour of research highlights from across the state.

Registration opens October 1.


Seminar Series Speakers - See the seminars on the NRS YouTube page using the links below:


Registration is Free!