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Thomas Gillespie’s research featured in UCLA Newsroom: L.A. County’s biodiversity is on the map, thanks to UCLA researchers

Thomas  Gillespie, a UCLA geography professor, and his team created the Biodiversity Atlas of Los Angeles, a website that provides a better understanding of the region’s environment, biodiversity, and endangered species.  “The public should learn about endangered species,” said Gillespie, a UCLA the atlas’s project lead. “The spotted owl, the bighorn sheep, and blue whales — all here in L.A.! If you don’t know to care about them, they’ll probably just disappear.”