Research Experiences for Southern California Undergraduate Ecologists-Network (RESCUE-Net)

RESCUE-NET is a network of faculty in Southern California who are dedicated to training the next generation of ecological leaders.

  • MSRP Students present results at Southern CA Academy of Sciences meeting
    MSRP Students present results at Southern CA Academy of Sciences meeting
  • MSRP participants in the MSRP analysis workshop analyzing data and exploring how mulching influences regional carbon dynamics
    MSRP participants in the MSRP analysis workshop analyzing data and exploring how mulching influences regional carbon dynamics
  • Faculty and students who participated in the 2022-23 MSRP that quantified mulch decomposition rates
    Faculty and students who participated in the 2022-23 MSRP that quantified mulch decomposition rates
  • Students from CSU Bakersfield participating in the 2023 CURE exploring leaf heat tolerances
    Students from CSU Bakersfield participating in the 2023 CURE exploring leaf heat tolerances
  • MSRP students working together to process mulch decomposition boxes
    MSRP students working together to process mulch decomposition boxes

Upcoming Activities:

A RESCUE-net session will be held at Ecological Society of America meeting in Long Beach, CA in August, 2024 with undergraduate student and faculty presenters.

Timeline of projects:

  • May 4, 2024 RESCUE-net undergraduate students present their research and host a Q&A panel in a RESCUE-net Symposium at the Southern California Academy of Sciences.
  • Spring 2024 isoCURE begins at 6 institutions and will continue in fall 2024 at one more.
  • Fall 2023 – New MSRP and MURE projects are starting and planning for the CURE in spring 2024 has begun! If you are interested contact project leaders.
  • August 26, 2023 – RESCUE-Net wide held meeting for all interested and engaged faculty at Pomona College. It was attended by 22 participants from 11 institutions.
  • Summer 2023-2024: Projects are being developed.

A complete project timeline is available.

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