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Staff and citizen scientists participate in monitoring of eelgrass beds and mudflat animal communities at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Photos courtesy of Kerstin Wasson)

Staff and citizen scientists participate in monitoring of eelgrass beds and mudflat animal communities at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Photos courtesy of Kerstin Wasson)

Long-term studies critical for science, policy

Despite being of critical importance to scientists and policymakers, funding for long-term ecological and environmental studies has declined while funding for short-term studies has increased, according to a new analysis published in the March issue of "BioScience."

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UC Santa Cruz among best colleges for film majors

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Flowering times shift with loss of species

Flowering times shift with loss of species

Loss of biodiversity may exacerbate changes in the timing of biological events already being driven by climate change, study finds.

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