Ferns and Lycophytes at SMER

Ferns and Lycophytes at SMER

UC Berkeley researchers study ferns and lycophytes at SMER Two researchers from the Rothfels Lab in the Integrative Biology Department of the University of California, Berkeley visited the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (SMER) in mid-January. The Rothfels Lab...
Wildfire Monitoring

Wildfire Monitoring

Shown above is a remote fire watch system installed at SDSU’s Sky Oaks Field Station, part of a collaborative project involving UCSD, SDG&E and SDSU. Powered by photovoltaic panels and tied into the HPWREN network, the four cameras provide a 360 degree view...
Microbiome of the Grape Phyllosphere

Microbiome of the Grape Phyllosphere

The wine grape leaves at the SMER Experimental Vineyard appear to harbor a diverse fungal community. Leaf-associated (phyllosphere) microbial communities can protect plants from diseases and stress. Do different grape varieties harbor different leaf microbial...