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Discovering Curiosity: Eric Sanford Discusses How Marine Science and Sustainable Fisheries Go Hand in Hand

September 18, 2018

Outside Eric Sanford’s office window, foamy waters crash against rocky shores and open up to the expansive blue of the Pacific Ocean. Here, at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, Sanford and colleagues in his lab work to understand how ocean acidification is changing the ecology and evolution of the planet’s marine life.

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Why are meadow spittlebugs vanishing and why should we care?

August 15, 2018

Meadow spittlebugs, once very abundant on plants along the California coastline, are declining rapidly or vanishing from their previous habitats, according to ecologists Richard Karban and Mikaela Huntzinger of UC Davis, co-authors of newly published research in the journal Ecology.

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NOAA announces 2018 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship recipients

July 10, 2018

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has selected three graduate students as recipients of the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship, representing graduate-level areas of study such as marine biology, oceanography and maritime archaeology. The scholarship recognizes outstanding graduate students and encourages independent research, particularly by female and minority students.

Remembering Dr. Susan L. Williams

May 11, 2018

Dr. Susan Williams obituary was published in the Press Democrat, read it here.

A Memorial Fund has been established in her honor.  Any donations given in her name will be used to build an endowment to support graduate students working on coastal research that focuses on marine ecology.  Information on this Memorial Fund is available here.

If El Niños Happen Twice as Often in the Future, What Happens to Seabirds?

May 07, 2018

A modeling study from UC Davis researchers in the Department of Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology addresses the impacts of more frequent El Niño events on seabirds and some fish species. The model was specifically chosen for its sensitivity to environmental changes. Scientists noticed unanticipated changes in the Brandt’s cormorant population with increasing and decreasing the frequency of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. 

Tracking Marine Life on the Edge of the Pacific

May 04, 2018

An embedded reporter describes research at Bodega Marine Laboratory during a time when the stakes are high for marine life in an era of climate change, and where scientists are weighing the impacts as warming oceans acidify.

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Stand up for science: More researchers now see engagement as a crucial part of their job

April 11, 2018

As the first anniversary of the March for Science approaches, researchers continue to reflect on the relationship between science and society. A recent survey of 2017 marchers indicated that nearly all were also actively participating in other types of science advocacy. In the past year, inspired by the call to stand up for science, scientists have written editorials, contacted members of Congress, attended public protests, initiated runs for political office, and organized new groups to support diversity, inclusion and justice.