Hastings is a Biological Field Station of the University of California, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Natural Reserve System. We provide the wildlands and facilities to conduct university and graduate level studies of natural systems in the Santa Lucia mountain range in Monterey County, California. A representative ecosystem of about 2,500 acres, Hastings was established in 1937 to be managed with minimal disturbance for research and education. Hastings encourages a community of researchers to live lightly in the ecosystem they study. Over 500 research projects have been conducted since 1937 at Hastings. These studies reveal that every species has a fascinating story. These stories put our lives into perspective. Here is a very small sample of many of these stories. We hope that understanding the natural world around us will inspire people to protect and appreciate whatever is still wild and under their care. (Click here for brochure)
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Graduate Field Studies

Caitlin Stern
PhD Student


Angela Brandt
PhD Student
Oregon State U.


Emily MacLeod
PhD Student
U. Toronto


Kyle Funk
PhD Student
U. Nebraska

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Mammal Class
University Level Teaching UCB Mammology Class

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Faculty/Post-Doctoral Studies
Eric Walters Eric Walters
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell and UC Berkeley

David Ackerly
Faculty, UC Berkeley


Todd Dawson
Faculty, UC Berkeley

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