Projects

assessment of remote airborne monitoring to control sulfur emissions from ocean-going vessels

Assessment of remote airborne monitoring to control sulfur emissions from ocean-going vessels

The  transportation industry depends heavily on petroleum fuels. While stringent legislation and alternative energy sources are slowly driving a departure from oil usage on land, ocean-going vessels (OGVs), or ships, remain heavily dependent on petroleum derived products. Unfortunately, the continued reliance on fossil fuels has human health consequences. Exposure to sulfur-rich emissions from oil combustion...

carbon sequestration through compost

Carbon sequestration through compost

The San Joaquin Valley of Central California is an agricultural powerhouse, producing almost half of the nation’s fruits and vegetables. However, this production is not without trade-offs. Agricultural operations often result in unhealthy air quality, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and excessive water usage – the Central Valley is home to five of the ten cities...

creating an outdoor laboratory for teaching and undergraduate research at ucla

Creating an outdoor laboratory for teaching and undergraduate research at UCLA

Native flora and fauna have become an increasingly rare sight within heavily urban communities. In cities, both flora and fauna communities frequently show drastically altered species composition, abundance, and richness, among other characteristics. In Los Angeles, one of the densest urban corridors in the United States, Sage Hill is a unique plot of land located in...

impacts of oil and gas development on native communities in new mexico

Impacts of oil and gas development on native communities in New Mexico

The Greater Chaco Region of Northwest New Mexico, loosely defined as an 8,000 mi2 area around Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in the northwest corner of New Mexico, has been home to the rich cultures of many Indigenous Nations for thousands of years. The area, recognized as a World Heritage Site, is currently home to...

rewilding urban l.a. with conservation paleobiology

Rewilding urban L.A. with conservation paleobiology

What is truly native to a region? How can we look to our natural past to create a greener future for Los Angeles? These are just some of the questions that our IoES Practicum team aims to answer. In collaboration with The La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and the Natural History Museum (NHM) of...

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