La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science



Turtles ‘in horrible shape’ with grim future due to rising sea levels

About 60% of the world’s turtle species are considered threatened or endangered, making them one of the most vulnerable groups of animals on the planet. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals new findings about turtles’ evolution so far and the tough prospects they face for survival.


State of fire research: patterns and prevention

UCLA researchers are in a race to understand climate change’s impact on California’s fire seasons to help curb the severity of wildfire devastation. La Kretz Center director Brad Shaffer is…


The big data of biodiversity

The California Conservation Genomics Project, led by the UCLA/La Kretz Center, will use powerful genomics technology to shape the future of conservation in the state