IoES Magazine

Forest in Cameroon


The Promise of Cameroon

John Harlow

UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute is out to definitively map the African rainforests, a mission that could revolutionize climate science — and just maybe save the planet.

Labor for the Hive cover. Illustrated by Stefan Grosse Halbuer.


To Labor for the Hive

Jamie Liu

A beekeeper finds a new sense of purpose and community after helping to develop a warning system for floods.

At an imposing 14,200 feet, White Mountain is the third highest peak in the state of California. | Glen MacDonald


The Lab at 10,000 Feet

John Harlow

It’s 6 a.m. — first light at the White Mountain Research Center, UCLA’s high-altitude research laboratories some 300 miles north of Los Angeles.  The skies are brutally scarlet, the views…



The power of the tropics

Felipe Zapata

I am an associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and co-director of the Center for Tropical Research in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. I…