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UC Davis Natural Reserve System-Four-Year Report (1999-2003)


The Natural Reserves managed by UC Davis are a cornerstone of UC Davis’s excellence in the environmental fields. They serve as outdoor laboratories with access to high-quality natural habitats, well-maintained infrastructure, and long-term data bases. In the past four years we have built them into a flourishing academic facility that has hosted 149 research projects (about half by graduate students) and 144 courses with 2415 students. The activities and accomplishments at each reserve are detailed in Part II of this report. Our goals for the next five years are to keep the reserves on their present trajectory of success, and to maintain the investment by the campus in both their physical facilities and the academic programs they support.

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