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Ecologist boosts tropical forest restoration

Karen Holl and volunteers in Costa RicaWhile environmentalists lobby for conservation of the world's threatened tropical forests, some scientists are trying to find ways to restore rain forests that have been cleared and abandoned. Karen Holl, assistant professor of environmental studies at UCSC, is one of the few ecologists who has completed multifaceted studies of tropical forest restoration. In the latest issue of Restoration Ecology, Holl reviews the results of her own work on abandoned pasture in Costa Rica and warns that the challenges of habitat restoration demand far greater site-specific knowledge than is currently available. (More)

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February 5-11, 2001
Vol. 5, No. 24

UC marine scientists and state agencies to address coastal issues

Noted Jewish writer headlines Holocaust literature conference

UCSC will host Otter Bowl competition

Fall 2001 applications soar at UCSC

Mfume address to be rebroadcast; available on videotape at library

Regents OK retirement plan improvements

UC, Department of Justice announce Medicare billing settlement

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