Topical Tag: Conservation
Hi-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief
Using satellite and laser detection, a new carbon density map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo empowers global efforts to stem climate change and deforestation.
Students re-establish vital foothold for research deep in African rainforest
UCLA's Congo Basin Institute led a team of UCLA and Cameroonian students into a rain forest in central Africa to reopen a field station in a jungle with a thriving ecosystem with birds, elephants and monkeys.
Research Roundtable: Water Resiliency for Business
A Corporate Partners Program Event
The Corporate Partners Program will conclude this year’s focus on Water Resiliency for Business with a Keynote from LA24 and interactive Research Roundtables
Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?
The Conservation Science, Economics and Operations of Aquaculture
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...
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
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?
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Published Work | 2017 | Conservation Biology
High N, dry: Experimental nitrogen deposition exacerbates native shrub loss and nonnative plant invasion during extreme drought
Published Work | 2017 | Global Change Biology
In the News
Why the World’s Rivers Are Losing Sediment and Why It Matters
“Ten or twenty years ago most wetlands scientists in most places viewed sediment as a negative,” says Richard Ambrose, a marine ecologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Too much sediment would come in and bury the marsh. Now people realize sediment is a resource, and we need it to keep up with sea level rise.”
The Final Countdown
Spring 2017 - Week 9: Biodiversity
New carbon map will help protect the DRC’s rainforests
Researchers were able to map the aboveground biomass in the DRC down to the one-hectare level using high-resolution airborne Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, in combination with satellite imagery and machine learning geospatial algorithms, a method developed by Dr. Sassan Saatchi, an expert on tropical forests and the global carbon cycle at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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...