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

The City and The River

The series expands the conversation around urban issues critical to Los Angeles and familiar to designers and thinkers from all over the world.

2.16.2017

The City and The River series is the theme of the 2016-17 joint school debate series that began last year with Drought and Beauty. Each event includes two lectures from prominent landscape architects and allied professionals (one based in L.A., one from elsewhere) followed by a moderated debate on a theme that will change annually. The...


Lecture Series

Extinction! Fear and Hope at the La Brea Tar Pits

Join IoES and the Natural History Museum for a lively conversation about endangered species and extinction.

11.10.2016

Extinctions happen all the time—evolution can't move forward without them. But mass extinctions are a different beast, wiping out large numbers of species regardless of how well adapted they are. Join us and the La Brea Tar Pits—home to extinct saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths—for a lively conversation about endangered plants and animals, extinction and the global consequences of mass extinction.


Symposium

EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050

UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium

10.18.2016

From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.

People

Zack Gold

PhD Student

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jesse Grismer

Postdoctoral Scholar

La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

Jennifer Taylor Headshot

Jennifer Taylor

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Alison Partie

Alison Partie

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Projects

Publications

La Kretz Center 2016 Annual Report

Annual Report | 2017


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


Ecological equivalency as a tool for endangered species management

C. A. Searcy, H. B. Rollins and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2016 | Ecological Applications 26:94-103

In the News

Student Blog

2.18.2017

Old Plants in a New Home

Winter 2017 - Week 6: Biodiversity


Student Blog

2.11.2017

Rain or Shine

Winter 2017 - Week 5: Biodiversity


Headline

2.8.2017

The New Yorker: L.A.’s mountain lions: dangerous predators or celebrity guests?

The mountain-lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains is in danger of entering an extinction vortex, a downward spiral in which everything starts to fail. “Without our assistance, the Santa Monica Mountain pumas are likely to go extinct,” says Robert Wayne, an evolutionary biologist at UCLA.

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