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California Ecology and Conservation, a Systemwide NRS Field Course

One group of students monitored animal behaviors and distribution at the reserve, had placed cameras and caught this Coyote drinking water at sunrise. The California Ecology and Conservation course was taught by Dina Roberts, Ph.D., lecturer in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at UC Santa Cruz, and Blake Suttle, ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This is a systemwide NRS Field Course, consisting of field-based instruction and research training for UC undergraduates. See student presentations below. For more information about this course, see: http://www.ucnrs.org/teaching/cec.html

Student Presentations

How does human proximity affect animal behavior/distribution at Anza Borrego?


Macroinvertebrates of Anza-Borrego by Night and Day

Spencer Breining-Aday, Damin Curtis, Elizabeth Davis, Rachel Liu, Serena Stumpf


Relationship Between Biological Soil Crusts and Desert Shrub Cover

Presented By: Matthew Bridges (UC Davis), Kea Rutherford (UC Berkeley), Zach Jordan (UC Santa Cruz), Sandy Gad (UC Riverside), Tiffany Alvarado (UCLA)