joscha beninde

Joscha Beninde

Assistant Professor

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Joscha is a Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, working under the umbrella of Evolutionary Adaptations in the Anthropocene with an emphasis on Landscape Genetics: Effects of spatial heterogeneity in landscape on adaptation. As a La Kretz Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Joscha’s research involved using landscape genetics to understand how species survive and thrive in urban environments. He worked 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.


ucla la kretz 2021 annual lecture

UCLA La Kretz 2021 Annual Lecture

This event celebrates ten years of conservation research, featuring 3 minute lightening talks by each of our 13 past, current, and future La Kretz postdoctoral fellows. The presentations are followed…

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