Hester Marsh Restoration-Tracking Crabs!

We have been carefully monitoring the Hester marsh restoration site since construction ended in summer 2018. With the help of a team of UCSC undergraduate and high school research interns and volunteers, we have focused our attention on monitoring the slow and then sudden colonization of native shore crab, Pachygrapsus crassipes into the tidal creek banks that meander through Hester

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Seagrass Restoration Update: Beds are growing, expanding and attracting lots of critters!

Featured in the SCIENCE IN ACTION section of “Slough News”, a monthly volunteer newsletter. This newsletter was written by me, Kat Beheshti! This newsletter is an update on our previous seagrass restoration newsletter from a few years back. We discuss how we monitor our restoration plots and what we learn from our field monitoring and laboratory processing of harvested seagrass shoots.

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Field ecology is hard…but worth it.

Featured in the SCIENCE IN ACTION section of “Slough News”, a monthly volunteer newsletter. This newsletter was written by me! Kat Beheshti, during a particularly frustrating period of my PhD where I couldn’t figure out how to keep crab in my experimental plots without attracting algae—or even worse, predators!

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