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.

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Professor Daniel Blumstein publishes book on eco-tourism

Globally, a recent study suggested that there are over eight billion visitors per year to terrestrial natural areas. Stated bluntly: more people visit natural areas than there are people on Earth! Alarmingly,…


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Neelin receives 2017 Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Award

J. David Neelin has been selected as the 2017 Bert Bolin awardee and lecturer of the American Geophysical Union’s Global Environmental Change focus group. He will receive the award and present this lecture at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, to be held 11–15 December in New Orleans, La. The award recognizes an Earth scientist for “groundbreaking research or/and leadership in global environmental change through cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research in the past 10 years.” Read the full story from Earth & Space Science News.


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Pritzker Fellow Kevin Njabo knows how to make the impossible happen

Kevin Njabo, director of Africa Programs for both the Center for Tropical Research (CTR) and Congo Basin Institute, has been awarded the 2017 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellowship. The annual fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and recognizes instructors for their contributions to academic programs.


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UCLA professor wins British Society for Literature and Science’s annual book prize

IoES and Department of English Professor Ursula Heise has been awarded this year’s British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) prize for best book in the field of literature and science published…


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UCLA announces new Ph.D. program in environment and sustainability

Starting this fall, the IoES will offer a new graduate program to help students study and address important environmental challenges that require skills in multiple disciplines. Environment and sustainability problems…


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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…


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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…


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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,…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…