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Student Research

Participation in research can be the most exciting and rewarding part of a student’s education and training as a scientist.

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Students visiting the marshes

Empowering Location

California's Central Coast provides countless opportunities for hands-on research that makes a difference in the local community and beyond.

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Dean's research on the new boat

We Do It All

Our undergraduate students are exposed to the full spectrum of biology career choices. They gain hands-on experience in real research projects under the guidance of energized faculty.

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Events and News

 10 February 2017

“Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Pollen Performance in Selfing vs. Outcrossing Plants: a Case Study in Clarkia (Farewell-to-Spring)”

Susan Mazer, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara

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Field Sites

The sunset over the ocean.

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A beaker in a biology lab.

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