About the Preserve
Stanford University’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP) is in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about five miles southwest of the main campus. The preserve encompasses remarkable geologic, topographic, and biotic diversity within its 483 hectares (1,193 acres) and provides a natural laboratory for researchers from all over the world, educational experiences to students and docent-led visitors, and refuge to native plants and animals.
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Plants, like humans, are host to many pathogens. Just how many pathogens and just how much of a disease burden they levy is not immediately evident in seemingly tranquil and restorative places like Jasper Ridge. But in two... more
Research at Jasper Ridge has re-started—gradually, and subject to painstaking review by Stanford’s Field Research Working Group. To be eligible to re-start, studies must be long-term or have completed all exploratory work prior to March; researchers must be... more
Photo above from David Tattoni’s bird-banding research at Jasper Ridge by Peter E. Hart.
Thanks to an incubator grant from the National Science Foundation, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve will be working with several partner institutions to plan the San... more