Moving Science to Action

Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles


Ted Parson: It’s time to take climate engineering seriously

According to UCLA Law School’s Ted Parson, those measures probably need to include climate engineering—large-scale manipulations of environmental processes to counteract global warming. That’s what he argued in an article titled “Climate policymakers and assessments must get serious about climate engineering,” published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Parson, co-director...

Announcing the 2017 Pritzker Award finalists

Kareiva made the statement in announcing six finalists for the inaugural Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, launched in July with financial support from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. On November 8, one of the them will get $100,000 to take their work further. There were originally supposed to be five finalists, but a...


A Diverse, Practice-Based Education

This innovative, dual-component program offers both breadth and depth through a solid foundation in natural science and a focus on understanding environmental issues across earth, atmospheric, life, and social sciences.


Generating Knowledge & Providing Solutions

We leverage connections and partnerships throughout the UCLA network to focus teams of diverse talents on today’s most urgent problems.

Bird Genscape project

Bird Genoscape Project

The Center for Tropical Research recently launched the Bird Genoscape Project, an effort to map the population-specific migratory routes of 100 species of migratory songbirds by harnessing the power of genomics.

Sierra Nevada

Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada

Using an innovative technique to produce high-resolution future climate projections, our team is answering key questions about the fate of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a critical natural resource that not only supports an iconic ecosystem but also provides freshwater to millions of Californians.