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  • Declines in Large Wildlife Lead to Increases in Disease Risk | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    Black Plague Today in East Africa they remain important vectors of plague and many other diseases including Bartonellosis a potentially dangerous human pathogen Research by Hillary Young assistant professor in UC Santa Barbara s Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology directly links large wildlife decline to an increased risk of human disease via changes in rodent populations The findings appear today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2014/declines-large-wildlife-lead-increases-disease-risk (2016-02-17)
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  • Dissection of Oarfish Reveals Insights into its Ecology | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology of the late night dissection last Thursday The oarfish carcass was found on October 13 by a Catalina Island snorkeler Because the oarfish lives in such deep dark and mysterious waters and doesn t take bait said Kuris the creature is a rare find especially for parasitologists Oarfish wash ashore one every few years said Kuris adding that finding such a fish that hasn t

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2013/dissection-oarfish-reveals-insights-its-ecology (2016-02-17)
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  • Rare Corpse Flower (Titan Arum) at UCSB Biology Greenhouse | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    Click for Full Size Images July 19 2013 Chanel a Titan Arum bloomed at the UC Santa Barbara greenhouse at the end of July 2013 Chanel grew about 3 daily ultimately attaining a height of 58 Chanel is offspring from the 2002 pollination of UCSB Tiny x Huntington Botanical Gardens This is the first flower for this plant Related Links UCSB Press Release News Archive 2015 8 2014 5 2013

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2013/rare-corpse-flower-titan-arum-ucsb-biology-greenhouse (2016-02-17)
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  • Simple Math may Solve Longstanding Problem of Parasite Energetics | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    Feeling faint from the flu Is your cold causing you to collapse Your infection is the most likely cause and according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara research scientist Ryan Hechinger it may be possible to know just how much energy your bugs are taking from you His findings are published in a recent issue of The American Naturalist Related Links UCSB Press Release News Archive 2015 8

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2013/simple-math-may-solve-longstanding-problem-parasite-energetics (2016-02-17)
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  • Parasites Affect the Food Web More Than You Think, UCSB Researchers Say | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    for all the parasites collective contributions to biomass and biodiversity conventional food webs don t account for the presence of these tiny and numerous consumers A recent study featuring work by several UC Santa Barbara scientists focuses on the impact parasites have on food webs with findings that are expected to alter our picture of who eats who The paper Parasites Affect Food Web Structure Primarily through Increased Diversity and

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2013/parasites-affect-food-web-more-you-think-ucsb-researchers-say (2016-02-17)
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  • Dr. Evangeline Ballerini has been chosen to receive the 2012 Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award. | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    been chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Harvey L Karp Discovery Award Funded through a generous gift from international business leader and entrepreneur Harvey Karp the award is intended to provide seed funding to the most exceptional young postdocs at UC Santa Barbara in the Division of Mathematical Life and Physical Sciences early in their careers and support their innovative research Dr Ballerini will use the 48 000 award

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2012/dr-evangeline-ballerini-has-been-chosen-receive-2012-harvey-l-karp-discovery-award (2016-02-17)
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  • Gretchen Hofmann Receives Grant to Study Ocean Acidification | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    oceans are becoming more acidic The big question is whether species will be able to adapt to future levels of ocean acidification said Gretchen Hofmann a marine biologist and professor in UCSB s Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology UC Santa Barbara is part of a West Coast network of researchers that has received a grant of nearly 1 1 million from the National Science Foundation to analyze the

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2012/gretchen-hofmann-receives-grant-study-ocean-acidification (2016-02-17)
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  • EEMB Graduate Student Daniel Okamoto Leads a Study That Captures Clues to Sustainability of Fish Populations | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    live young and is not fished commercially scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that food availability is a critical limiting factor in the health of fish populations The scientists were able to attach numbers to this idea based on 16 years of data They discovered that the availability of enough food can drive up to a 10 fold increase in the per capita birthrate of fish And with adequate

    Original URL path: https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/news/2012/eemb-graduate-student-daniel-okamoto-leads-study-captures-clues-sustainability-fish (2016-02-17)
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