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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...

lens magazine

LENS Magazine

LENS Magazine, hosted on Medium.com,  is home to essays, photography & art, criticism, stories, theory & practice and interviews curated by the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS). Medium.com is a social journalism platform that aims to tap into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring readers the smartest...

research across ecuador and beyond

Research Across Ecuador and Beyond

Overview The Center for Tropical Research conducts cutting edge research in the Amazon and the Andes to complement our primary focus on the Chocó. In these projects, CTR combines the highest quality scientific research with local outreach to achieve conservation goals. Below, is an overview of our projects. The Amazon Basin The Amazon Basin exemplifies...

photo in the news: regurgitating birds aid rain forest

Research in the Chocó Rainforest

Our Efforts Top-level scientific research is the mainstay of our efforts in Ecuador. The breadth, depth, and quality of our science is what sets us apart from other conservation organizations. We have initiated and implemented cutting-edge research projects with conservation implications throughout Ecuador, with a focus on the Chocó rainforests in the northwestern region of...

research tours

Research Tours

Our fellows inspire people who are curious to learn what environmental research looks like at a major research institution. Visitors attend group or individual tours and become inspired by seeing work the research fellows are doing in the field, on a computer, or in laboratories. We answer questions about our research and about our very...

striving for equity in public investments in water in california

Striving for Equity in Public Investments in Water in California

In 2014, California voters approved a $7.5 billion bond measure to fund water quality, supply, and infrastructure improvements. Prop 1 included significant provisions to prioritize investments in disadvantaged communities. For this report, looking at Prop 1 spending midstream, we analyzed the $2.5 billion that had been assigned to projects as of April 2019 out of...

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