MSHCP Monitoring Surveys at SMER

MSHCP Monitoring Surveys at SMER

As part of the ongoing Biological Monitoring Program for the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, The Regional Conservation Authority of Western Riverside County conducts surveys for species of concern throughout the county, including SMER. Recent surveys...
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...