I visited El Matador State Beach in Spring with my Conservation Biology class to study the diversity of invertebrate infauna. There is lots of woody debris and charcoal from the recent Woolsey fire. The beach is heavily eroded from recent high wave events, almost to the vegetation line.
The Beach is an interdisciplinary course that explores the sociocultural importance of sandy beaches in southern California and analyzes the interaction of natural and human systems in the coastal zone. The course explores the physical and biological aspects of California’s beaches, examines anthropogenic stressors on the ecosystem, integrates diverse perspectives on California’s beach culture and Read More