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...

solving the restaurant waste problem

Solving the restaurant waste problem

Despite the increasing awareness of the need for sustainability, the majority of the restaurant industry has yet to make significant changes to its methods of operation and resource utilization.  Its reputation still holds a very traditional outlook that seems to ward off any opportunity to change and move towards sustainable practices. But with the climate...

submarine exploration & analysis of seagrass

Submarine exploration & analysis of seagrass

Visit our Project Website – Stronger Shorelines: an Interactive Database for Marine Vegetation Restoration Marine vegetation provides a number of valuable ecosystem services, including preventing shoreline erosion, providing habitat and food for aquatic species such as fish, shellfish and invertebrates, and enhancing water quality. In addition, seagrass may help to reduce the harmful effects of...

the ebony project and opportunities for expansion to west africa

The Ebony Project and opportunities for expansion to West Africa

Home to more than 10,000 species and spanning across more than 5 countries, the Congo Basin is among the world’s largest rain forests, second only to the Amazon – and it is slowly disappearing. This treasured ecosystem supports the prized ebony tree; long sought after for its superior quality, tone, and beautiful dark hue in...

antibiotic resistance in southern california surfers

Antibiotic resistance in Southern California surfers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die” (2018). Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of certain antibiotics; primarily as a result of overuse or misuse of the antibioticsA...

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