Status of Conservation Biology at the University of California

A report from the

Genetic Resources Conservation Program
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California

and an

Ad hoc Committee for an Intercampus Activity in Conservation Biology

Contents

(November 5, 1997 with later updates as noted)

I. Introduction
II. Status of CB at UC Campuses
III. UC Systemwide CB Activities and Resources
IV. Issues and Needs in Conservation Biology
V. Recommended Components of a UC CB Activity
VI. Future Actions
VII. Literature Cited

Note: In March 1996, representatives from seven UC campuses met to define the current involvement and interests in conservation biology at each campus, discuss needs, and explore intercampus developments in conservation biology. Funding to support this planning meeting was provided by the Intercampus Academic Program Incentive Fund (IAPIF) in response to a proposal submitted by Calvin Qualset (UC Genetic Resources Conservation Program (GRCP)), Peter Moyle (UCD), and David Woodruff (UCSD) in October 1995 (Initial planning for strengthening the University of California education opportunities in conservation biology by intercampus collaboration). In June 1997, representatives from six UC campuses met to confirm the status of conservation biology needs and issues on each campus and to further discuss and update the list of recommended activities within an intercampus effort in conservation biology. This document was compiled by D.L. Rogers, P.E. McGuire, and C.O. Qualset of GRCP from contributions from those present at these meetings and from members of the ad hoc Committee. It will continue to be augmented by updates as additional program and project information becomes available.

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