The materials consist of correspondence, subject files, research files, committee records,
and other materials documenting the impacts of global environmental change on terrestrial
ecosystems, especially on ecosystem function, productivity and biodiversity.
Dr. Mooney entered the University of California at Berkley as a political science major,
but was forced to halt his studies for economic reasons and accepted a job on a freighter
traveling down the west coast of the Americas. While transiting the Panama Canal, he read in
a magazine about being a collector for the United States Department of Agriculture's Plant
Exploration unit, which lead to a major change in his career path. Dr. Mooney, who had taken
a strong interest in plants through his activities in the mountains of California, was
extremely attracted to an occupation in which he could both study plants and go on
adventurous travels. So he transferred to the University of California's Santa Barbara
campus, which had a plant ecology program.
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