CBC Supported Projects in 2003

Ecoinformatics Workshop follow-up (Spring 2003)

To follow up on the Ecoinformatics Workshop held in 2002, CBC arranged for four people currently working in this area to give a brief overview of their work and thge tools they are using to the weekly Ecolunch seminar series on campus. Presentations were made by

  • Mark Stromberg - Reserve Manager at Hastings Natural History Reservation
  • John Battles - Associate Professor Division of Ecosystem Science
  • Neo Martinez - Assistant Professor of Biology at the Romberg Tiburon Center of San Francisco State University
  • Rich Williams - postdoctoral researcher, San Francisco State University

BNHM Director's Retreat at the Angelo Reserve (May 2003)

As well as discussing the development of funding applications and the ongoing research at the reserve there was a presentation by George Brimhall (Professor of Geology, Earth Resources Center, UCB).

The presentation covered digital paperless mapping research to facilitate hypothesis generation and testing in field sciences--adapting GeoMap to EcoMap or PhylogeoMap--links with digital identification guides etc. This was followed by a field demonstration of technology applied to Angelo Reserve.

New Graduate Student Retreat (August 2003)

The CBCsponsored a new graduate student retreat at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve to welcome and orient new graduate students in the Department of Integrative Biology at Berkeley in August, 2003.

NSF Angelo Planning Workshop (September 2003)

The CBC helped organize and provided logistical support for an NSF Planning Workshop held at The Angelo Reserve from 4-7 September 2003. The participants included twelve scientists from outside the University of California, seven faculty from three departments at UCB (one of whom was the campus Vice Chancellor for Research, and another the Director of the UC Systemwide NRS ) a Science Writer from the UC Natural Reserve System and the Director of the Hastings Natural History Reservation (also in the NRS. Following a general orientation to the site, guided field trips demonstrating ongoing research projects, and a day and a half of discussion, the review committee reached several recommendations for future research directions at the reserve and identified critical priorities for improvements to facilities and infrastructure.