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Native ferns are well adapted to dry summers but not four years of drought.

Native ferns are well adapted to dry summers but not four years of drought.

Drought's disastrous effect on redwood ferns

A UC Santa Cruz study documents how California's prolonged drought has taken a toll on ferns in the understory of coastal redwood forests.

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Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Infrastructure and Operations, ITS

The database administration team manager has been with UCSC for eight years and is the Staff Advisory Board's featured staff member for February.

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Mercury levels in rainfall rising in central U.S.

Mercury levels in rainfall rising in central U.S.

Trends are consistent with increased mercury emissions in Asia and lower emissions in North America, resulting in declining levels on the East Coast.

Four NEH grants support UC Santa Cruz research

Four NEH grants support UC Santa Cruz research

UC Santa Cruz has been awarded four grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support faculty research and the Dickens Project.

Endangered species: American public libraries

Endangered species: American public libraries

Focusing his lens on shared commons that are under threat, alumnus Robert Dawson spent 21 years photographing 526 of the nation’s public libraries.

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