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the trips Santa Cruz Island 2010 : The Northern Channel Islands of the Southern California Bight offer a unique opportunity to study the interplay between terrestrial and nearshore processes in an active tectonic setting. These islands are part of the western Transverse Ranges, formed by regional deformation and rotation adjacent to the San Andreas Fault. Santa Cruz Island is the largest of these islands. Tuolumne River 2009 : Research performed on 2 separate trips (June 15-18 and June 21-24) included vegetation and substrate mapping, fish surveys, seining, and electrofishing, macroinvertebrate collection, and herpetology studies. Cross sections were developed using a laser range finder for the Mainstem Tuolumne, 2 locations on the Clavey River, 2 locations on the North Fork Tuolumne River, and near Indian Creek. Kobuk River 2008 : This year, the Ecogeomorphology course examined the most critical issue facing arctic and sub-arctic aquatic ecosystems: global climate change. During class, the students discussed several issues in detail, reviewed published literature, and prepared individual reports for publication on Wikipedia. Following this period of classroom study,
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