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...

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

2017 Call for Research Proposals

The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science and the UC Natural Reserve System Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve are pleased to announce their annual call for student research proposals. We invite undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers to consider applying for this funding opportunity. Because Stunt Ranch is now administratively a part of...

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.


Evaluating the Effects of Turf-Replacement Programs in Los Angeles County

Stephanie Pincetl, Thomas W. Gillespie, Diane Pataki, Erik Porse, Shenyue Jia, Erika Kidera, Nick Nobles, Janet Rodriguez, Dong-ha Choi

Progress Report | 2017


In the News

Headline

10.15.2017

2017 UCLA La Kretz Center/Stunt Ranch Reserve Call for Research Proposals

The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science and the UC Natural Reserve System Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve are pleased to announce their annual call for student research proposals. We invite undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers to consider applying for this funding opportunity. Because Stunt Ranch is now administratively a part of...


Headline

9.27.2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awards $20 million in environmental grants

The Congo Basin Institute at UCLA has received a grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF). This gift will expand conservation and restoration efforts at Bouamir Research Station in Cameroon, developing technologies that engage indigenous residents and African researchers. Click the link to visit the official LDF article.


Headline

9.20.2017

UCLA’s Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is ready for its close-up

The botanical garden will have an open house on September 26, 2017 to showcase their expanded garden, improved pathways, redesigned stream, new $5 million La Kretz Garden Pavilion, and more. Philip Rundel, director of the botanical gardens is Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology with a joint appointment at IoES.

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...