Topical Tag: Conservation

The Magazine

Arctic oil and environmental legacy in the crosshairs

President Barack Obama's Arctic oil drilling ban and environmental legacy are in President Trump's crosshairs. Obama’s last days in the Oval Office included a flurry of new environmental protections. In his first days the incoming president is busy taking actions to dismantle them. President Barack Obama's environmental legacy and his Arctic oil drilling ban are in the crosshairs of the new president. Obama's last days in the Oval office included a flurry of environmental protections. The first days of the Trump administration efforts are being made to dismantle them.

Events

Lecture Series

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?

The Conservation Science, Economics and Operations of Aquaculture

5.25.2017

Current projections estimate that the global population will surpass nine billion people by 2050 and total food demand will approximately double. Seafood is a major source of protein in many regions, but over 80 percent of the world’s fisheries are depleted or fished beyond capacity. Aquaculture—rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food—offers the opportunity to increase...


Lecture Series

Panel Discussion: Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

Join the UCLA Botanical Garden for an expert discussion about species that are flourishing in a rapidly changing world

5.18.2017

Biodiversity is undergoing tremendous change at the hands of humanity. As some habitats disappear and many wild organisms face extinction, other species flourish in novel ecosystems. Join us for an expert panel discussion which will examine the current state of biodiversity and the narratives which shape related public opinion and policy as we ask the question: how can we successfully coexist with nature on an increasingly technological planet?


Special Event

World Water Day Symposium

Is conservation "worth it" in a post-drought environment?

3.22.2017

Confirmed panelists include: Dr. Stephanie Pincetl and Dr. Erik Porse  | UCLA California Center for Sustainable Communities Tim Becker | Theodore Payne Foundation Janet Hartin | University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources James Del Monaco | Director of Sustainability & Mechanical Engineer, P2S Engineering Grady Lee | Impact 2030  

People

M. Sanjayan

M. Sanjayan

Visiting Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Luciana Alves

Visiting Researcher

Center for Tropical Research

Gregory Simon

Visiting Researcher, IoES

Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

Zack Gold

PhD Student

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Projects

Publications


Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles restaurants

D. Willette, S. Simmonds, S. Cheng, S. Estevez, T. Kane, H. Neutzel, M. Pilaud, R. Rachmawati, P. Barber

Published Work | 2017 | Conservation Biology


High N, dry: Experimental nitrogen deposition exacerbates native shrub loss and nonnative plant invasion during extreme drought

Justin M. Valliere, Irina C. Irvine, Louis Santiago, Edith B. Allen

Published Work | 2017 | Global Change Biology

In the News

Headline

4.27.2017

KPCC-FM: An L.A. County environmental report card is a ‘surprise and a disappointment,’ highlighting gaps for improvement

“Despite tremendous leadership in California and in the region on a wide variety of air quality and greenhouse gas emission reduction issues, we’re seeing in L.A. County that we’re still a C-student,” said UCLA’s Mark Gold.


Student Blog

4.24.2017

Blitz and Bio

Spring 2017 - Week 3: Biodiversity


Headline

4.20.2017

Study finds that anthropogenic nitrogen deposition may contribute to nonnative plant invasion

A paper published by La Kretz postdoc Justin Valliere after a 5-year study found that nitrogen deposition may increase native shrub loss and subsequent plant invasion during extreme droughts in the Santa Monica Mountains.  

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...