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CSULB students pull nets of fish in from shore
In response to the oil spill off Huntington Beach, CSULB's Shark Lab and Whitcraft Wetlands Lab took part in field sampling along various Southern California shorelines to assess the damage to native marine life and sensitive ecological systems.
closeup of a corpse flower
"Phil" the corpse flower put on a show just two years after its last bloom in 2019 and again released its well-documented rotten flesh stench.
Renaud Berlemont
Dr. Renaud Berlemont recently contributed to research analyzing samples of ancient soil trapped in Arctic ice from roughly 33,000 years ago.
CSULB students celebrating commencement
The Biological Sciences Department celebrates with our recent graduates, their family and friends, and our faculty and staff. We created a video compilation for everyone to enjoy. Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!
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.
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.