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Research | Universtiy Instruction | Public Use such as Field Trips


Research

Submit an online application to conduct research at the reserve (Choose Research Use Form)

Regulations for research use

The reserve contains rare and sensitive habitats and areas that have been degraded in the past. The level of disturbance permitted for a research project depends on the area of the reserve. Please refer to the general guidelines in the map below

research map
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Facilities / Parking

The reserve has one small room that can be used for overnight stay for researchers. This room has internet connection but no bathroom or kitchen. Researchers should contact the reserve director (sandoval@lifesci.ucsb.edu) to discuss parking arrangements.

Link to Bibliographic data base

UC NRS System-Wide Bibliography

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    University Instruction

Submit an online application to bring a class to the reserve (choose Class Use Form)

Regulations for class use

Class projects are permitted in the designated areas shown in the map below. Exceptions can be made with special permission from the reserve director. Students from a lab class or interns must submit a separate Research Application (click the online application above and close Research Use Form)

class map
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Facilities

There is one portable toilet on the reserve at the top of the path to the beach.

Parking

A Special West Campus parking permit is required at the parking lot 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please email the Reserve Director (sandoval@lifesci.ucsb.edu) to obtain permission for West Campus permits. The permits will then be available to be picked up at the UCSB parking service office (near Harder Stadium)

Permits: $3.00 per car/per day (no charge if you have a valid UCSB parking sticker).

Please encourage car pooling.

Link to Bibliographic data base

UC NRS System-Wide Bibliography

Class project ideas

1- Comparison of insect diversity in different aquatic communities
2- Diversity of invertebrates and rock size in the intertidal
3- Sandy Beach-succession of organisms in Kelp
4- Salt Marsh- diversity of insects on different host plants
5- Diversity and terrestrial insect collection of various habitats
6- Interaction between coyote bush and chrysomelids
7- Monarch butterfly mating behavior
8- Snowy Plovers foraging behavior.
9- Flower color and pollination by insects (experimental and field)
10- Habitat preference of Globose Dune beetle (Coelus globosus)
11- Seedling survival:and distance from dune
12- Dune stability on vegetated and unvegetated areas
13- Visitation rates of different flower colors of sand verbena
14- Resource (shell) limitation for hermit crabs
15- Size distribution of beach hoppers on kelp of different ages


Public Field Trips

Submit an online application to bring a class to the reserve (choose Public Use Form)

Field trips are permitted in the designated areas shown in the map below. Exceptions can be made with special permission from the reserve director. Students from a lab class or interns must submit a separate Research Application (click the online application above and close Research Use Form)

Public Use Map
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Facilities

There is one portable toilet on the reserve at the top of the path to the beach.

Parking

A Special West Campus parking permit is required at the parking lot 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please email the Reserve Director (sandoval@lifesci.ucsb.edu) to obtain permission for West Campus permits. The permits will then be available to be picked up at the UCSB parking service office (near Harder Stadium)

Please encourage car pooling.

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