high school student mentored by ucla la kretz center postdocs wins state science fair

High school student mentored by UCLA La Kretz Center postdocs wins state science fair

Like many high schoolers, Tai Michaels has plenty of hobbies. He runs cross country. He’s on the speech and debate team. He struggles with Spanish class at times. His favorite band is The Killers. He’s also doing scientific research to protect Southern California from future wildfires, working hand-in-hand with postdoctoral scholars at UCLA’s La Kretz...

ucla la kretz center to lead $10 million california conservation project

UCLA La Kretz Center to lead $10 million California conservation project in state-funded initiative that will provide officials with scientific basis for confronting climate change

“This project has the potential to revolutionize how we manage our land,” said Bradley Shaffer, who leads the project and is a UCLA distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of UCLA’s La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science. “We will apply state-of-the-art techniques to California’s most pressing conservation problems and provide government agencies with the best...