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Western Ecological Research Center

Science

WERC's research spans from the California coast and mountains to San Francisco Bay and the central Valley, from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the plains and ranges of the Great Basin, and from urbanized southern California to the deserts of the southwest and Mexico. Click on the links and pictures below learn more about WERC science, projects, and products.

Research Scientists

Research Scientists

WERC science supports national and regional natural resource management priorities.

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Field Stations

Field Stations

Field stations, strategically located in or near California and Nevada bioregions, form the core of the WERC science program.

Field Stations