Topical Tag: Conservation

The Magazine

White Mountain Research Center offers a range of scientific possibilities (Video)

With 5,000 year-old pine trees, 10,000 feet of elevation and an abundance of animal and insect species, the four field stations of the White Mountain Research Center are prime territory to learn about California’s natural environment — from climate change ecology to how people are affected by high altitudes. For students, the center offers a...

Events

Special Event

RISING SEAS: JELLYFISH JERKY

A CAMPUS TASTING EVENT

11.14.2018

Join artist Marina Zurkow and chefs Hank and Bean for a climate change conversation over Jellyfish Jerky and an environmental risk Mitigating Tea at their Rising Seas Hawker Stall. On your way to and from classes, meetings and daily life, we invite you to take a snack break that brings the scale and data of...


Lecture Series

Life on the Move | Los Angeles, A Migration Haven

2018 Fall Lecture Series

11.1.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the people of...


Lecture Series

Life on the Move | A New Home, The Effects of Migration

2018 Fall Lecture Series

10.18.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the people of Los...

People

Adam Clause

Research Associate

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

Joscha Beninde

Postdoctoral Researcher

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

Luke Browne

Postdoctoral Fellow

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

Emily Lindsey

Emily Lindsey

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Projects

Reducing Wildfire Risk in Southern California

Wildfires in California are becoming more frequent and destructive, resulting in increased loss of property and life. In November 2018 alone, fires throughout the state caused up to an estimated $13 billion dollars in insured damages, $1.3 billion in fire suppression costs, and the tragic loss of 80 lives — with hundreds still listed as...

Bruin Naturalists Club

The Bruin Naturalists Club is a student organization at UCLA dedicated to getting people outside to learn about and interact with nature. We organize hikes, camping trips, and outreach events to increase our members’ exposure to the natural world. For more information, contact Erin Toffelmier at etoff@ucla.edu

Publications


Repeated mowing to restore remnant native grasslands invaded by nonnative annual grasses: upsides and downsides above and below ground

Justin M. Valliere, Susan Balch, Carole Bell, Carlos Contreras, Bridget E. Hilbig

Published Work | 2018 | Restoration Ecology


Assessing effects of nonnative crayfish on mosquito survival

Gary M. Bucciarelli, Daniel Suh, Avery Davis Lamb, Dave Roberts, Debra Sharpton, H. Bradley Shaffer, Robert N. Fisher, Lee B. Kats

Published Work | 2018 | Conservation Biology

In the News

Headline

11.19.2018

Research building burns down in the Woolsey fire

The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.


Headline

11.8.2018

La Kretz Postdoctoral Fellowship: Call for Applications

The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science invites applications for its 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship in California Conservation Science. We seek a postdoctoral scholar who conducts innovative biological research to work with the La Kretz Center and our partner agencies to achieve outcomes that will direct and lead California conservation efforts.


11.7.2018

My Journey to Create the Future of Plastic Recycling 

Plastic pollution is a global crisis that results in wildlife entrapment, water and food contamination, and human health problems. Globally, only 9% of plastics produced are recycled; the rest is incinerated, landfilled, or exported to developing nations where they often enter marine habitats. At the current accumulation rate, the scientific community predicts there will be...

Video

Open for business in the Congo rainforest

Recently, crew of college students from UCLA and Cameroon left convenience behind and plunged into the rainforest. Their objective: reopen a field station that had been shuttered for two decades, while taking the pulse of local wildlife. Through their efforts and a project from UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute, the Bouamir research station is again open...

La Kretz Center Discussion: Life in the L.A. River

A discussion presented in partnership with the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum With the imminent revitalization of the L.A. River, the city’s landscape is about to transform. But how will the restoration project impact life in and around the river? In partnership with the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, the Natural...