Biodiversity of native species in Los Angeles
La Kretz Postdoc Joscha Beninde is conducting a comparative landscape genomics study to understand how species survive and thrive in urban environments.
UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Newly arrived from his PhD in Germany, Joscha is using landscape genetics to understand how species survive and thrive in urban environments. At UCLA, he will be working on a collaborative project with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge to map the genetic diversity of 15 species of plants, butterflies and vertebrates inhabiting the LA Basin. His goal is simple: to increase the biodiversity of native species across our city.