CBC Supported Retreats
 

U.C. Botanical Garden Retreat (April 2001)

Attended by faculty and researchers in Integrative Biology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Anthropology/Archaeology, and Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Attendees made brief presentations of their own work and discussed plans for collaborations that could be fostered by the CBC.


Hastings Natural History Reserve Retreat (May 2002)

Attended by faculty and researchers in Integrative Biology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Anthropology/Archaeology, and Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Attendees made brief presentations of their own work and discussed plans for collaborations that could be fostered by the CBC. This retreat, and the April 2001 UC Botanicla Garden Retreat have launched several collaborative proposals for both research and educational initiatives, as well as ongoing plans for scientific and teaching partnerships (e.g., the Environmental Education to the Luce Foundation).


Angelo Coast Range Reserve Retreat (August 2002)

A weekend field trip to the Angelo Coast Range Reserve to welcome and orient new graduate students in the Department of Integrative Biology at Berkeley.


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.


Keck Hydrowatch Program (June 2006)

The CBC hosted a retreat for the Keck hydrowatch program at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve. The Angelo reserve is one of two California watersheds providing real-time data on rain, air moisture, soil water content and stream flow via a wireless network and satellite uplink. The Keck HydroWatch Center builds on several research centers on campus and is one of the first multi-disciplinary projects of the new Berkeley Institute of the Environment. The retreat included faculty members, staff, postdocs and students from numerous departments including ESPM, EPS, LBL, IB, Chemistry and Computer Science.