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Bradley Shaffer, the director of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Gary Bucciarelli in The Guardian.com: Pacific newts threatened at road crossings are already getting hammered hard by the climate crisis
The newts are “dealing with more prolonged droughts and changing precipitation patterns due to climate change, they’re dealing with wildfires”, Bucciarelli said. “They’re getting hammered hard.”
What 19,500 genomes say about California’s wildlife: From ants and poppies to warblers, a uniquely Californian inventory of wildlife DNA will help safeguard our ecological future.
The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science and the UC Natural Reserve System Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of our…
Brad Shaffer in The Guardian: Different fire management strategies needed for southern California chaparral and conifer forest
The forest service is prepared to cut through hundreds of acres of chaparral – and the rich and diverse ecosystems this shrubland supports – to protect the trees above.
Brad Shaffer in The Los Angeles Times: This architect is trying to save cougars from becoming roadkill on California freeways
Brad Shaffer, an evolutionary biologist at UCLA, has high hopes the wildlife crossing will reshape not just the landscape for its top predator but the character of Southern California. “From…