Events

Special Event

Street Plants: Wild Flora of Los Angeles

Discussion

1.17.2019

Cities may seem to be solely the work of humans—right down to the urban landscape of street trees, ornamental plantings, and manicured lawns that were put in place by human hands. But wild plants spread through the landscape without any human help, forming a ubiquitous botanical backdrop that exists at the fringes of most concepts...


Special Event

IoES Hollywood for Science Gala

An event honoring world-renowned leaders in the environment

2.21.2019

As the world grapples with escalating challenges such as climate change, pollution and deforestation, UCLA is taking decisive action. Global leaders in philanthropy, entertainment and business will again come together to support that action at the 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala, which supports UCLA’s Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES).  HONORING Barbra Streisand * Gisele Bündchen HOSTED BY Milutin Gatsby Global Fundraising...


Symposium

Special Event

From Tigers to Trees – CTR Seminar with Matthew Scott Luskin

February 13, 2019

2.13.2019

Abstract: Species interactions structure ecosystems and regulate populations, such as herbivores being limited by predation and competition for food. A notable example is the wolves’ importance in maintaining Yellowstone’s food webs. I will first present research on why apex predators are less important to structuring tropical rainforest food webs in Asia. Then, I will describe how high rates of hunting...

OTHER EVENTS

6.8.2019

California Climate Expedition

The UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science is pleased to announce we’re partnering with OnePulse to bring you the California Climate Expedition: a first-of-its-kind cycling tour and educational experience. Learn more about the event via the video and FAQ below, and contact OnePulse for more information or to sign up. What is it? The California Climate...


3.23.2019

2019 Conservation Genomics Workshop

This annual workshop provides a comfortable, informal training environment for a small group of 20 motivated graduate students to explore how conservation problems can best be addressed with genomic-level data. Our goal is to provide hands-on experience in the efficient collection, troubleshooting, and analysis of large, genome-level data sets for conservation-relevant problems. We focus specifically...


2.21.2019

IoES Hollywood for Science Gala

As the world grapples with escalating challenges such as climate change, pollution and deforestation, UCLA is taking decisive action. Global leaders in philanthropy, entertainment and business will again come together to support that action at the 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala, which supports UCLA’s Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES).  HONORING Barbra Streisand * Gisele Bündchen HOSTED BY Milutin Gatsby Global Fundraising...


2.13.2019

From Tigers to Trees – CTR Seminar with Matthew Scott Luskin

Abstract: Species interactions structure ecosystems and regulate populations, such as herbivores being limited by predation and competition for food. A notable example is the wolves’ importance in maintaining Yellowstone’s food webs. I will first present research on why apex predators are less important to structuring tropical rainforest food webs in Asia. Then, I will describe how high rates of hunting...


2.7.2019

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Global Opportunity or Climate Disaster?

In 2013, President Xi Jinping launched the Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious infrastructure project to create extensive transportation and energy links among China’s neighbors in Asia and eventually to Europe and South America. To date, more than 70 countries have formally signed on. The plan promises rapid industrial development in partner countries, but also...


2.6.2019

LA’s New Abnormal: Mega-Wildfires

  The Nature Conservancy and UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) invite you to LA’s New Abnormal: Mega-Wildfires Reception and Discussion   Seemingly every year, California breaks some record for devastation with a new wildfire. The Woolsey fire was the worst the Malibu area has ever seen, and it has been 100 years since...