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The Shipley-Skinner Reserve - Riverside County Endowment is designed to fund various projects based around the Shipley Skinner Reserve.

 

  • About the Shipley - Skinner Reserve

    The Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) of the University of California at Riverside announce a Call for Proposals for faculty desiring to perform research on the Shipley-Skinner Reserve or relating to Multiple Species Preserve design or management in Riverside County. Situated between the urbanizing areas of Temecula and Murrieta to the southwest, Hemet and San Jacinto to the northeast, and bounded by Lake Skinner on the south and Diamond Valley Lake on the north, the Shipley-Skinner lands comprise an important habitat for a variety of coastal sage shrub, chaparral, oak woodlands, non-native grasslands, riparian, and freshwater lake species. This area provides habitat for many rare, threatened, and endangered species.

    In 1991, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California initiated a management plan to recognize and govern habitat values on lands acquired to mitigate the projected impacts of MWD's water development projects in Western Riverside County. Asked to provide research in habitat protection, monitoring, and restoration, CNAS instituted this call to address these issues at the Shipley-Skinner Reserve. In 2001, the area of research expanded to other reserves in the county as the County of Riverside established an endowment to the CCB for the study of conservation issues affecting Riverside County.

  • Application Details

    2019 Call for Proposals

    Shipley-Skinner Reserve – Riverside County Endowment

     

    The Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) of the University of California at Riverside announce a Call for Proposals for Grad Students and Postdocs desiring to perform research on the Shipley-Skinner Reserve in Riverside County or in lands broadly adjacent to the reserve. Situated between the urbanizing areas of Temecula and Murrieta to the southwest, Hemet and San Jacinto to the northeast, and bounded by Lake Skinner on the south and Diamond Valley Lake on the north, the Shipley-Skinner lands comprise an important habitat for a variety of coastal sage shrub, chaparral, oak woodlands, non-native grasslands, riparian, and freshwater lake species. This area provides habitat for many rare, threatened, and endangered species.

     

    In 1991, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California initiated a management plan to recognize and govern habitat values on lands acquired to mitigate the projected impacts of MWD's water development projects in Western Riverside County. Asked to provide research in habitat protection, monitoring, and restoration, CNAS instituted this call to address these issues in the region. In 2001, the area of research expanded to other reserves in the county as the County of Riverside established an endowment to the CCB for the study of conservation issues affecting Riverside County.

     

    Conditions of Award

    If previously funded by Shipley-Skinner Reserve – Riverside County Endowment, Principal Investigators must complete previous awards in this programand final narrative reports (electronic form) must be filed at the CCB. Project duration is expected to be of one year, end date is to be 30 June 2020.

     

    Submission of Proposals

    Responses to this Call must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on 10 May 2019 and should include the following information:

    • Cover page –title, name, 200 word project summary
    • Project description (5 pages maximum, single space 11pt Times New Roman or other NSF accepted format)
      • Background and Rationale - a brief statement on the need for the research, hypotheses, and the significance of potential outcomes
      • Research Plan
      • References cited
      • Data management plan (1 page maximum, use NSF guidelines as applicable)
      • Budget and Budget Narrative - provide details regarding the use of funds for each line item of the budget. These can include graduate student summer or up to one quarter stipends and benefits. The budget should reflect the costs needed to conduct the proposed research during the project duration. Indirect costs will not be funded.

     

    Proposals can include the following areas:

    Monitoring: Evaluate the status and quality of ecosystems, habitats, and rare plant species. There is not a list of preferred species or ecosystems. Modeling: Developing techniques to predict mechanisms causing ecosystem, community, and population fluctuations of conservation concern. Experimentation: Conducting experiments to address questions of conservation concern.

     

    Proposal Evaluation Criteria

    Proposals will be evaluated by UCR faculty based on their scientific merit and their potential to address critical regional conservation problems that span the urban to wildland continuum. Preference will be given to graduate student research and projects that can provide critical data for future extramural support.

     

    Award announcements will be made end of May 2019.

     

    Final Report

    A final report (electronic copy) will be required at the end of the project period. This report must include specific recommendations for maintenance and enhancement of the habitat and/or species at the Shipley-Skinner Reserve (Skinner Shipley endowment) or regional conservation issues (Riverside County endowment). All data must be submitted to the CCB. The report will be posted on the CCB website (ccb.ucr.edu).

     

    Submit an electronic version debbie.brown@ucr.edu

    Center for Conservation Biology
    Attn: Debbie Brown
    Debbie.Brown@ucr.edu

    University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0334

    For additional information contact:

    Debbie Brown, Center for Conservation Biology

    Tel.: 951.827.5494; email: Debbie.Brown@ucr.edu

  • Final Reports and Reward Recognition

    2019 Funded Projects

    Unseen changes over time: quantifying the dynamics of viruses and insect vectors affecting drought tolerant perennial squash
    Tessa Shates
    Dr. Kerry Mauck
    Final Report

    Monitoring pathogen transmission dynamics across pollinator networks driven by invasive social insects and migratory hummingbirds
    Christopher Allen
    Dr. Erin Wilson-Rankin
    Final Report

    The Impact of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on the Microbial Nitrogen Cycle in Desert Soils
    Hannah Shulman
    Dr. Emma Aronson
    Final Report

     

    2018 Funded Projects

    A conservation & evolutionary genomic study of the endangered Stephen’s kangaroo rat

    Cui Yuwei
    Dr. Leonard Nunney
    Final Report

     
    Erika Bucior
    Dr. Louis Santiago
    Final Report
     
    Effects of novel spatial and temporal heterogeneity on benthic macroinvertebrate and diatom communities in an urbanized watershed
    Parsa Saffarinia
    Dr. Kurt Anderson
    Final Report
     

    2017 Funded Projects

    Bacterial dispersal by way of invasive terrestrial slugs: a microbiome and microcosm experiment
    Denise Jackson
    Dr. Emma Aronson
    Final Report

    Do crop-associated viruses threaten California native plants?
    Tessa Shates
    Dr. Kerry Mauck
    Final Report

    Effects of Invasion on Soil Fungal Communities and Soil-Water Status Serving as Possible Barriers to Chaparral Restoration
    Michala Phillips
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report

    Comparing Soil Nematode Diversity Across Different Habitats in the Shipley-Skinner Reserve
    Tiago Pereira
    Dr. Holly Bik
    Final Report

     

    2016 Funded Projects

    Does conversion of shurblands to grasslands affect soil nitrogen trace gas emissions?
    Holly Andrews
    Dr. Darrel Jenerette
    Final Report

    A Gut Feeling: Do Gut Microbiomes Help Invasive Species Rapidly Acclimate?
    Amanda Hale
    Dr. Jessica Purcell
    Final Report

    Effects of Invasion on Soil Fungal Communities and Soil-Water Status Serving as Possible Barriers to Chaparral Restoration
    Michala Phillips
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report

    Diet analyses of pollinator predators in sage scrub and chaparral ecosystems
    Paul Masonick
    Dr. Christiane Weirauch
    Final Report

    Effects of ant invasion on pollinator communities along an urbanization gradient
    Michelle C. Miner
    Jacob M. Cecala
    Dr. Erin E. Wilson-Rankin
    Final Report


    2015 Funded Projects

    Changes in above- and below-ground phenological relations across type-converted invaded grasslands in southern California
    Michala Phillips
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report 

    Modelling the effects of space on community stability in Western Riverside County
    Sean M. Hayes
    Dr. Kurt E. Anderson
    Final Report

    Success of Plant Restorations by Comparing Soil Microbial Composition among Restored and Intact Native Systems
    Brooke Pickett
    Dr. Emma Aronson
    Final Report

    Temporal variation and effects of drought in coastal sage scrub plant-pollinator mutualisms
    C. Sheena Sidhu
    Dr. Erin E. Wilson Rankin
    Final Report


    2014 Funded Projects

    Soil biota in abandoned agricultural fields limits restoration of native forbs in southern California
    Bridget E. Hilbig
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report

    Identifying plant-pollinator relationships of the Riverside coastal sage scrub ecosystem for habitat and plant conservation
    C. Sheena Sidhu
    Dr. Erin E. Wilson Rankin
    Final Annual Report

    Arthropods as the Missing Link to Understanding the Ecological Impact of an Invasive Plant, Brassica tournefortii
    Sarah O'Neill
    Dr. M. P. Daugherty
    Final Report

    Growth rates of  three competitor minnow species (Gambusia affinis, Notemigonus cryoleucas, and Pimephales promelas) at varying productivity levels and implications for coexistence
    Danielle Pitt
    Dr. Kurt Anderson
    Final Report

    Contributions of arbuscular mycorrhizal communities to the invasive habit of Bromus rubens: sources, patterns and mechanisms
    Matthew R. O'Neill
    Dr. Michael F. Allen
    Final Report


    2011 Funded Projects

    Predator-free habitat in southern California's threatened ephermeral ponds
    Ashkaan K. Fahimipour
    Dr. Kurt Anderson
    2011 Abstract

    Evaluating Nitrogen Deposition to Coastal Sage Srub Communities
    Amanda Cobbs-Russell
    Dr. James O. Sickman
    2011 Abstract

    The Relationship of Giant Reed Control to the Long-term Success of Riparian Restoration
    Kai T. Palenscar
    Dr. Jodie S. Holt
    2011 Abstract

     


    2009 Funded Projects

     

    Thresholds for exotic forb control to restore coastal sage scrub vegetation
    Kristin Weathers
    Dr. Edith Allen
    2009 Abstract

    Evaluating Wildlife Corridor Linkages: Do Underpasses Connect the Peninsular and Traverse Mountain Ranges?
    Michelle Murphy
    2009 Abstract

    Community Factors Affecting Giant Reed (Arundo donax) Establishment within the Riparian Plant Community of Southern California
    Kai Palenscar
    2009 Abstract

    Environmental and Community Factors Influencing the Distribution of Pennisetum setaceum in California
    Lynn (Wihbey) Sweet
    Dr. Jodie S. Holt
    2009 Abstract

     

    2006 Funded Projects

    Prescribed burn and non-native plant density effects on soil characteristics in a California grassland
    Sara Jo Dickens
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report

    Long term effects of nitrogen fertilizer on coastal sage scrub vegetation at Lake Skinner
    Dr. Edith Allen
     

    Studying the genetics benefits of a wildlife crossing as part of the Western Riverside County Multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan
    Laramy Enders
    Senanu Pearson
    Byron Weckworth
    Dr. Leonard Nunney

    Incorporating Larval Host Plant Plantago erecta Niche Models into Quino Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha quino) Niche Models to Improve Performance
    Kristine Preston
    Dr. Rick Redak


    2005 Funded Projects

    Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
    Dr. Edith Allen

    Testing ecological niche models for sensitive coastal sage scrub species
    Kristine Preston
    Dr. John Rotenberry


    2004 Funded Projects

    Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report (PDF)


    2003 Funded Projects

    Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report (PDF)

    Seedbanks and native species emergence on the Shipley Reserve
    Robert Cox
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report (PDF)

    Environmental factors affecting establishment of Arundo donax in Southern California
    Lauren Quinn
    Dr. Jodie Holt
    Final Report (PDF)

    The influence of urban land use on edge effects in California coastal sage scrub
    Shannon Kirshtner
    Dr. Rick Redak

    Effects of habitat disturbance on stress and reproduction in desert iguanas
    Jessica Bunkers
    Ted Garland
    Abstract (PDF)
    Comprehensive Power Point Presentation (PDF)


    2002 Funded Projects

    Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report (PDF)

    Understanding competitive relationships as a strategy for restoring Crown Valley: Using the rare Forb, Erodium macrophyllum, as a model species
    Ian Gillespie
    Dr. Edith Allen
    Final Report (PDF)

    Integrating conservation science in Southern California
    Dr. Thomas Scott

    Non-local transportation of Lotus scoparius: Testing the home-site advantage hypothesis for pollination and floral form
    Paul Aigner
    Arlee Montalvo
    Nickolas Waser

    The role of hydraulic loft during the establishment of Quercus agrifolia seedlings at the Shipley-Skinner Reserve
    Jose Querejeta
    Dr. Michael Allen
    Final Report (PDF)

    Management and restoration of California Riparian ecosystems
    Lauren Quinn
    Dr. Jodie Holt
    Final Report (PDF)

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