Apply to do Research

At the James and Oasis de los Osos reserves, our primary aim is to support research efforts conducted on or near these sites. We encourage all types of scholarly research in all disciplines. Please read the NRS guidelines prior to applying to ensure your proposed research complies with our policies. Because reserve housing, equipment, and other resources are limited, we encourage you to apply as far in advance of your visit as possible. Our on-line application process can be found on the RAMS reservations page.

Research Activities

One of the major missions of the James and Oasis de los Osos reserves is to promote scientific research of natural systems. To that end, the Reserves have supported a variety of research efforts in various scientific disciplines.

Outreach at the James

The James Reserve, like the rest of the reserves of the Natural Reserve System, has a three-pronged mission of research, education, and public outreach. At the James, we fulfill the first two of these missions mainly by supporting the research and teaching activities of not only the University of California campuses but from a wide variety of campuses across the state of California and the nation (see What We Do). 

Teaching at the James and Oasis de los Osos

The mission of the University of California Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research and outreach. Of these activities, teaching generally reaches the most people annually at the James. It is an outdoor classroom set in the San Jacinto Mountains.