Welcome to the SSU Preserves!
University Preserves are miraculous places. At their very best, they are places of innovation, cooperation, and interaction, -- where biologists and geologists rub elbows with computer scientists, physicists and artists, -- where interactions spark new collaborations that lead to transformational ideas, -- and where discovery is a shared endeavor by faculty, students and the community.
In this way, the Fairfield Osborn and Galbreath Preserves provide unique experiences at the SSU. They are outdoor laboratories and classrooms without walls: places with information, facilities, equipment and data that enhance research and educational endeavors in natural places. But above all, they are about people. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to engage faculty, students and the community members from all disciplines and interests at the Preserves. I hope you will join us in continuing to develop the Preserves as vibrant research and educational programs of the University.
SSU Preserve Director
Claudia Luke previously served as Reserve Director for three CSU and UC field stations between 1993 and 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California Berkeley in 1989. Her career accomplishments include the development of multi-organizational research-management collaborations in the areas of coastal prairie conservation, fire and watershed management, habitat connectivity, environmental sensor networks, and wildlife monitoring.