Institute News

A study released this week (Sept. 12, 2016) is shedding new light on how scientists evaluate polar bear diet and weight loss during their fasting season. On average, a polar bear loses up to 30 percent of its total body mass while fasting during the open-water season. Although some scientists...

Science Blog

This month I’ll continue discussing some of the rare plant species that we targeted in 2016 for seed collections as part of the California Plant Rescue. 

Calochortus dunnii is a very rare member of the lily family. Known as Dunn’s mariposa lily, this plant can only be found in...

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