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Citizen Science and SOD

UC Berkeley News Service – Efforts to predict the emergence and spread of sudden oak death, an infectious tree-killing disease, have gotten a big boost from the work of grassroots volunteers. A joint study reveals the power of citizen science in SOD Blitz, a survey project in which volunteers are trained to identify symptoms of […]

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Sampler Drones for Forestry Reseach

The Forest Mycology and Pathology Lab at UC Berkeley has developed a new method for sampling forest canopies. The Sampler Drone is a modified DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter that is lightweight, compact, and exceptionally agile. The Sampler Drone uses GPS positioning and gyroscopic axis stabilization to provide a stable aerial platform for collection of […]

California Native Oaks

There are a number of common oak species in California including both tree species and shrub species. Trees species: Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii) Found in hilly regions between 2,000 and 6,000 feet. Typically associated with conifers and pines, firs, or incense cedars. Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) Found in the hot, dry interior foothills. Generally found […]