CCB - Coachella Valley
The Center for Conservation Biology has an established office and lab at UCR’s Palm Desert Campus dating from that campus’ opening in 2005. From this vantage we have become integrated into local and regional desert conservation initiatives, providing science input to support the success of these programs. From our involvement we have generated unprecedented long-term data sets on vegetation, arthropods, and vertebrates, enabling us to look at biodiversity writ large. The long-term nature of these data allow us to partition human impacts from the weather driven-dynamics of these species, and identify resilience and sensitivity to those anthropogenic changes across multiple taxa.
The Center for Conservation Biology's Spatial Eco-Informatics Facility integrates remote sensing, geographic information systems, and global positioning technologies with on-the-ground knowledge of ecosystems, and natural resource management to address relevant environmental issues.
Facility for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS)
The Facility for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS) at UC Riverside began operation in January 2009 and offers a full suite of analytical capabilities for researchers in the fields of ecology and environmental sciences.