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March 28-April 3, 2005
Vol. 9, No. 30

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Crews of campus volunteers turn out to restore natural areas

Restoring UCSC's many natural areas is the goal when volunteers get together to weed out invasive species or establish native plants. “It really is a wonderful way to get out, with a great group of people, and work to help the environment,” says one volunteer. (Photo by Scott Loosley)

Study shows introduced foxes transformed vegetation on islands

The introduction of foxes into the Aleutian archipelago has had a ripple effect, transforming lush grasslands into scrubby, low-growing tundra. UCSC researchers detail the impact of the animals in an article in the journal Science. [More]