INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Moving Science to Action

Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles

MAGAZINE

A crash course on climate change at La Brea Tar Pits

The events, collectively titled A Climate Series for the Ages, seek to open a dialogue between the Los Angeles community and professors, authors, researchers and experts focused on the topic. The series actively engages audiences in expert conversations with live polling and other interactive elements, said Colin O’Brien-Lux, outreach and events manager at UCLA. It...

Understanding cities as more than just things

With human impacts thus concentrated, you might expect urban areas to be a focal point of environmental research. That hasn’t always been the case, said Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA. In her recent paper titled “Cities in the Age of the Anthropocene: Climate change agents and the potential...

EDUCATION

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.

RESEARCH

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.