Projects

Fossils as a Tool for Marine Restoration: Old Shells Provide New Insights For Santa Monica Bay

UCLA La Kretz Center’s 9th Annual Lecture One of the great challenges in conservation biology is discovering ‘what was natural’ before human impacts. This problem is especially pressing in marine systems where biological monitoring and other records are brief or lacking. Dr. Susan Kidwell has been tackling this problem in our Southern California marine ecosystems...

La Kretz Center celebrates opening of new building at Field Station

Thanks to a significant grant from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and former Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, the UCLA La Kretz Field Station is proud to announce the opening of our newest addition to our Santa Monica Mountains campus. Our new 1400 square foot building provides dedicated research space with a self-contained necropsy facility...

Susan Perry and monkeys

Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project

The Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project was founded in 1990 by Susan Perry, with the help of Joseph Manson and Julie Gros-Louis, for the purpose of studying social intelligence in the white-faced capuchin, Cebus capucinus, and this population has been studied almost continuously ever since. The Lomas Barbudal capuchins have become one of the most intensively...