Accomplishments

Our faculty and students strive for excellence in their work. We are honored to be recognized by esteemed organizations. Below are a few of our most recent accolades.


 
Awards

1.31.2017

Rising climate scientist honored by President Obama

UCLA geochemist Aradhna Tripati received the highest honor the United States bestows on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers—the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Presented earlier this month by former President Barack Obama, the award acknowledges individuals who lead in understanding and confronting a range of challenges,...


Awards

1.9.2017

Study designed in La Kretz Center workshop included in Conservation Biology’s top papers list

UCLA research on the role of behavioral ecology in improving wildlife conservation and management was cited as one of the most popular papers in a top science journal. “A systematic survey of the integration of animal behavior into conservation,” co-authored by Dan Blumstein, a member of the IoES, was named one of the top five most accessed papers...


Awards

12.22.2016

New book co-authored by Brad Shaffer covers conservation risks faced by sensitive California species

One of the most important hotspots of biodiversity in the United States, California is home to many native amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else on earth.  Climate change impacts, human development, and extreme drought mean these unique species face an ever-greater risk of extinction. Published in association with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Amphibian and...


Awards

11.29.2016

UCLA honored for water innovation

At a Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator conference, Coro Southern California recognized UCLA with the Meaningful Impact Award for its water conservation initiatives. UCLA is championing sustainability and water innovation through a number of research programs including the UCLA Water Resources Group and the Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge. The UCLA Water Resources Group, headquartered at the...


Awards

11.29.2016

Alex Hall receives American Geophysical Union Ascent Award

Alex Hall, UCLA professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions, received a 2016 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award recognizes mid-career academic, government and private sector scientists who demonstrate excellence in research and leadership in the fields of the atmospheric and climate sciences. Hall is...


Awards

11.29.2016

Glen MacDonald

It’s been a big year for Glen MacDonald, the former IoES director and current head of our White Mountain Research Center. At the top of the list is one of the most prestigious science accolades in the United States – election to the National Academy of Sciences Next up, recognizing his “exceptional contributions to Earth...


Awards

10.13.2016

Dissertation Year Fellowship

Jordan Rosencranz has been awarded a UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, which is designed to help students in the final writing stage of their doctorates. For his research, Rosencranz partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey to examine ‘the coastal squeeze’ phenomenon of Californian salt marshes: Human development has already encroached on wildlife habitat such as marshes...


Awards

10.13.2016

The Pankaj Parekh Graduate Fellowship

Sonali Abraham is the first recipient of the Pankaj Parekh Graduate Fellowship, which is awarded to a first-year doctoral student focusing on water issues. Growing up in the Middle East and Bangladesh, Abraham is no stranger to water woes. “I’ve seen firsthand the scarcity and water contamination issues that people have to deal with. It...