Professors Scott Hodges and Susan Mazer stand inside one of UCSB's new research greenhouses.

A Better, Greener World

March 30, 2015

UCSB scientists conduct top-caliber botanical research in cutting-edge biology greenhouses:

At UC Santa Barbara, the high-tech research greenhouses are more sophisticated than many smart homes. Temperature and lighting are automated to create and maintain specific environmental conditions researchers need for experimental work. For example, when the temperature rises, the sensors in the thermostat signal shade cloths to close in order to modify the amount of sunlight coming into the greenhouse.

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