Markham, James W., Ph.D

5250 Calle Morelia 
Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2435 

Ph: (805)967-3072
Email: [email protected]

Titles: Librarian Emeritus, Adjunct Curator of Algae Collection
Dept: Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER), UCSB

2006: retired from second career (science librarian);
2007: returned to first career (marine botanist) as volunteer at CCBER

Markham, James W., Ph.D


The mission of the Vernon and Mary Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) at UCSB is to support:

  • Research
  • K-12 Academic Preparation and Community Education Program (Kids in Nature)
  • Ecosystem Management, Restoration and Conservation
  • Collections Management
  • Public Service and Professional Advising

CCBER promotes the teaching of diverse undergraduate courses in EEMB, Environmental Studies, and Geology. It also supports faculty, staff, and student research interests by providing field and lab-based resources. In addition, CCBER houses regionally focused collections of terrestrial plants, algae, and vertebrates, as well as an extensive plant anatomy collection. The Center satisfies the University's obligation to provide stewardship of campus lands, rich in biodiversity. Through the ecological restoration program, the Center encourages land restoration on and near campus. The Kids in Nature outreach program fulfills K-12 educational goals, while staff and faculty curators provide scientific information and advice to private entities.

The union of these elements into CCBER creates a campus facility dedicated to education, research, and outreach related to regional biological diversity and restoration.

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