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UC Davis Natural Reserve System

UC Davis Natural Reserve System

UC Davis Natural Reserve System manages five of the 36 reserves that comprise the largest and most diverse set of university-owned and operated reserves in the world. These reserves include examples of nearly every major ecosystem in the state. They provide secure sites for research, instruction, and public outreach.[ More ]

Bodega Marine
Jepson Prairie
Quail Ridge

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Job Posting at UC Davis NRS

UC Davis NRS is hiring an Academic Coordinator Position. For details and to apply, click


Juvenile California Tiger Salamander

Climate change threatens California wildflowers

UC Davis Professor Susan Harrison set out fifteen years ago to look at the effects of grazing and wildfire on native plants.  Instead, her observations have documented a disturbing decrease in diversity of native wildflowers as the climate has warmed and dried out.