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oyster restoration
Our Biological Sciences Department conducts a wide variety of research throughout the year including projects designed to save our coastal wetlands, exploring the evolution of armored mammals, and discovering whether bees have an impact on native plant life.
Six CSULB students earned awards for their presentations at the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). There were over 2,400 poster presentations given primarily by undergraduates from across the country.
oyster bed construction
Dr. Whitcraft's lab focuses on quantifying the effects of human activities on the structure and function of wetlands. The lab also works with land owners and resource agencies to design solutions that prevent further degradation and restore these ecosystems.
Fangyuan Tian
Dr. Fangyuan Tian is looking to nature in her research on new materials. One material could be used to create more safe and effective heart stents; another could filter greenhouse gases from landfills.
Dr. Jen-Mei Chang teaching a freshmen math course
Big changes are coming to the CSU system and our Math department is leading the charge. KPCC reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez spent the day at CSULB to see how students and faculty are adapting to the curriculum change and the introduction of MATH 104.
Eranthemum pulchelum flower, photo credit Laymon Ball
Biology Professor Amanda Fisher has received $1.8 million in NSF funding to digitize the university's plant collection as part of a large California-wide collaboration to understand the effects of climate change on flowering time.