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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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Researchers taking a break

UC Davis NRS graduate research grant competition now open

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for UC Davis graduate students in all disciplines for work on UC Davis natural reserves. Application deadline is February 28, 2014. Download an application packet here.


Juvenile California Tiger Salamander

Terrestrial habitat use in the endangered California Tiger Salamander

Key insights from Jepson Prairie of their aquatic and terrestrial ecology, from population studies ...


Layout of the Quail Ridge Wireless Mesh System

Wireless Mesh Networks

At the Quail Ridge Reserve, the most extensive wildland wireless mesh network in the world has been created to study ...


A male rufous Hummingbird in hand.

Population health and conservation genetics of hummingbirds.

Tiny, fast, and threatened. What do we know about hummingbirds? From DNA analysis, we ...