Topical Tag: Conservation

The Magazine

Visiting Bouamir: a photo essay

She’s spent a lifetime traveling and trekking, and the decades of backpacking, rock-climbing and the slow march of time have taken their toll. She’s had two hip replacements, and then there’s the battered knee (an accident in China) and the wonky ankle (fractured in Alaska). But it was a more mundane injury that kept Nicolson...

UCLA’s Kevin Njabo selected to give TEDGlobal talk

Two months ago, the professor was named UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability’s 2017 Pritzker Fellow. Now he’s preparing to take stage in front of a worldwide audience. Today, TEDGlobal announced he will be an official speaker at its annual conference. The talks take place Aug. 27-30 in Arusha, Tanzania, where Njabo joins a lineup...

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

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE. 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...


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?

People

Luke Browne

Postdoctoral Researcher

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

Heidy Contreras

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, University of La Verne

M. Sanjayan

M. Sanjayan

Visiting Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Luciana Alves

Visiting Researcher

Center for Tropical Research

Projects

Valley Oak Conservation in a Changing Climate

Rapidly changing climate in California and around the world has the potential to cause a mismatch between the environmental conditions that plants are adapted to and the environmental conditions they will face in the future, which threatens the viability of many plant populations. Working with the California endemic species Valley oak (Quercus lobata), La Kretz...

Publications

Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.)

Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [A. G. J. Rhodin,, J. B. Iverson, R. Bour, U. Fritz, A. Georges, H. B. Shaffer, and P. P. van Dijk]

Published Work | 2017 | Chelonian Research Monographs 7: 292 pp.



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

In the News

Headline

8.7.2017

U.S. pets are responsible for 30% of the environmental impact of meat eating

If America’s dogs and cats were their own country, their meat consumption would rank fifth in the world.


Headline

7.11.2017

Separating fact from hype as California begins a new fire season

“One of the changes that’s happened over the last two decades (in Southern California) is more and more conversion of chaparral and particularly sage scrub into annual grasslands,” said Phil Rundel, a professor of ecology at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Headline

7.10.2017

Last chance to comment on fate of 6 California national monuments

Sean Hecht, Co-Executive Director of UCLA's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, explained the role that public comments play in the review process.

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...