Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI)

IMRI operates numerous open-access user facilities for the characterization of inorganic, organic, and biological materials and devices ranging from sub-Å to macroscopic length scales – available to all university, industry, and non-profit researchers. It offers advanced techniques and services including structural and chemical characterization in different length scales, 3D imaging, surface analysis, physical property measurements,…

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UCI Ecological Preserve

The UCI Ecological Preserve is a 60 acre site on the southern edge of the campus . It is a part of the UCI main campus and is managed by the UCI Office of Natural Reserves for the School of Biological Sciences. The Preserve is enrolled in the Nature Reserve of Orange County. The Preserve…

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Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center

At 615,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California and one of the largest desert protected areas in the west. Located in the eastern half of San Diego County, the park extends roughly 25 miles east to west and 50 miles north to south. The Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center,…

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San Joaquin Marsh Reserve

The San Joaquin Marsh Reserve represents one of the last remnants of wetlands that once covered much of Orange County’s flood plain. Located in an ancient river-cut channel at the head of Newport Bay, the reserve supports a variety of wetland habitats, including marshlands, shallow ponds, and channels confined by earthen dikes. Dry upland habitats…

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Natural Communities Coalition (NCC)

The main purpose of NCC is to coordinate the land management, monitoring and research with our partners across the nearly 38,000 acre Reserve System. Until 2014, the organization was known as Nature Reserve of Orange County. The Reserve System is a permanently protected open space which is managed for the benefit of plants and wildlife…

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Crystal Cove Research Facility

UCI in partnership with the Crystal Cove Alliance supports the Crystal Cove research facility for use in small-scale and low-impact scientific research. Crystal Cove State Park is one of the most popular parks in the California State Park System and is located in the Newport Coast area less than 10 miles from the UCI campus.…

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Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve

Set in the Morongo Basin of the western Mojave Desert, the Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve is a dry, boulder-strewn landscape of shallow canyons and ridges of sculptured granite. Three floristic regions meet at the site: Transverse Range, Sonoran Desert, and Mojave Desert, creating a diverse mixture of flora and fauna characteristic of both deserts and…

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Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE)

The Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE), located on the ground floor of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG: map) houses a 3T Siemens Prisma scanner, a mock scanner, and data analysis facilities.  This research-dedicated MRI scanning facility, operated by Dr. Craig Stark, is designed to suit a wide range of basic and…

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