Santa Barbara on my mind

My first field trip with SEEDS took place last week and I simply had to share how wonderful this trip was.

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A reflection on the UCSB LTER SEEDS field trip

This year�s ESA/SEEDS field trip to sunny Santa Barbara, California and the UCSB LTER was incredible! I can�t remember the last time I had sooo much fun with people I barely knew and had only just met.

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Sputnik and Ecology

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world�s first artificial satellite. As John Noble Wilford describes in the New York Times (September 25, 2007, page D2), �Climbing out of the terrestrial gravity well, rising above the atmosphere and into orbit, Sputnik crossed the threshold into a new dimension of human experience.

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NAS Colloquium -“ILE II: Biodiversity and Extinction”

This is to invite you to attend an Arthur M. Sackler colloquium, In the Light of Evolution II: Biodiversity and Extinction, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. The Colloquium will be December 6-8, 2007, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California. A preliminary program can be viewed at www.nasonline.or.

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