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.


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…