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    Summers, Ryan
    Human land use of Santa Rosa Island dates back 13,000 years, starting with the island Chumash before ranching was introduced in 1843. Non-native ungulate populations were present on the island for over a 150 years. Intensive grazing led to replacement . . .
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    Woolsey, Jay
    Quercus tomentella (island oak) groves have been expanding across the Channel Islands since 1989. Island oaks are a keystone species providing shelter, foraging abilities, soil stability and water to the associated flora and fauna in the nearby commun . . .
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    McPherson, Hayden
    Is there a need for citizen science? There are 7.125 billion people on the planet and millions of them have access to technology such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and watches that are constantly getting better and better at doing literally ever . . .
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    Tirado, Erika
    With the rise of social media and technology use it seems as if children between the ages of 12-16 are no longer going outside and connecting with nature. Due to the lack of funding students no longer get to have that connection or education of the en . . .
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    Fadich, Dylan
    I established baseline morphological data to characterize Water Canyon watershed on Santa Rosa Island (33.9o North, 120.0o West), by taking cross-sections of the stream channel to study stream dynamics and sediment transport throughout Water Canyon wa . . .
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    Horn, Dorothy
    Sandy beaches cover approximately 60-90% of the shorelines of Southern California counties and are fundamental to most coastal economies and cultures (Smith et. al 1976). The sand crab (Emerita analoga) is found intertidally upon almost every Californ . . .
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    Martinez, Danielle
    I surveyed invasive plant species in points of entry, or areas where people first enter the island, because these areas have high potential for disturbance. Invasive plant species can be damaging to native wildlife, vegetation, and habitats, therefore . . .
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    Newell, Aimee L.
    Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, was heavily grazed by cattle (Bos taurua), sheep (Ovis aries), elk (Cervus elaphus), and other non-native ungulates for 154 years, which degraded the island’s vegetation and stream geomorphology (Rick . . .
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    Deverson, Amanda
    ROCKY INTERTIDAL HABITATS; Consist of a large diversity of species and are exposed to frequent environmental changes; Located between marine and terrestrial habitats, which can easily be affected by human impacts such as oil spills or natural biologic . . .
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    Gephart, Angela
    Rocky Intertidal zones on Santa Rosa Island •One of 5 islands in tle Channel Islands National Park • Two specific intertidal sites were examined on Santa Rosa at Beeler's Bay and Skunk Point Biodiversity Transects • Vertical transects measure biod . . .