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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2017

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As Rainy Winter Spreads Sudden Oak Death Pathogen, a Scientist Races to Build Resistance

March 28, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

A Berkeley researcher studies trees that survive what for most is a death sentence

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The Boldness of Bewick’s Wren

March 28, 2017 by Eric Schroeder

Bold Bewick's wrens are a welcome sight in the suburbs.

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A Story About Once and Future California, Written in the Rings of Redwoods

February 08, 2017 by Lucy Kang

Why would a scientist count a quarter of a million redwood tree rings?


The Livermore Tarweed Lives Happily Ever After(?)

March 14, 2016 by Eric Simons

The Livermore tarweed is indistinct, hairy, and smelly. It is also exceedingly rare and in imminent danger.

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A Landscape Shaped By Fear on Mount Diablo

February 24, 2015 by Joan Hamilton

What causes the strip of bare dirt between chaparral and grassland? A researcher tests the idea of a "scurry zone" on Mount Diablo.

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Stalking the Elusive, Scientists Carry on Bowerman’s Mount Diablo Legacy

January 05, 2015 by Joan Hamilton

The 3,100-acre Morgan Fire provided opportunities for scientists. One of the main goals: to learn how plant and animal communities rebuild themselves after a major disturbance.

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Occupiers restart debate on future of Gill Tract

May 02, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

On a typical spring day in early May at the Gill Tract, UC Berkeley agriculture researchers would be busy preparing for the summer research season.But this year, in a fenced-off field that usually grows experimental crops, a temporary encampment has sprung up. A group of students and others associated with the Occupy movement have rototilled the soil and planted their own vision of the future of farming.

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Got Quakes on the Mind?

October 28, 2011 by Paul Hagey

With a handful of very noticeable earthquakes jolting the East Bay, we're getting a lot of questions about quakes -- do small ones release strain? Or foretell the Big One? We get the word from one of UC Berkeley's top seismologists.

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In the Key of Bee

April 01, 2009 by Erik Vance

Gordon Frankie has an obsession, and he hopes it's contagious: In gardens around the Bay Area, dozens of species of native bees, many nothing like the more familiar but nonnative honeybee, await your discovery, and your help.


Workhops at the Jepson Herbarium

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Would you like to learn how to identify wildflowers or expand your botanical vocabulary? Or discuss the evolutionary history that ...

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