Topical Tag: Conservation

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Events

Symposium

Blue Prosperity Symposium

2019 Student Research Presentations

5.10.2019

The first year of research for the Blue Prosperity program at UCLA concludes with a series of presentations by student researchers from the Anderson School of Management, the Luskin School of Public Policy, and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES). Presentations will focus on topics relating to sustainable development in Pacific Islands, addressing:...


Special Event

Bird LA Day at UCLA: a sensory exploration of birds of the world

by UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

5.4.2019

As you wander through sections of the Garden representing Hawaii, Australia, South Africa, SoCal, and more, you can listen to the songs and calls of each area’s characteristic birds using our phone-based audio tour. The Garden will also host a presentation about some of UCLA’s groundbreaking bird research, including the Bird Genoscape Project and the Center for Tropical Research....


Lecture Series

UCLA La Kretz Center Annual Public Lecture: California on Fire

by UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

5.2.2019

Featuring Carla D’Antonio from UC Santa Barbara, Jon Keeley from US Geological Survey, and Seth Riley from the National Park Service. The event will be moderated by Victoria Sork, UCLA Dean of Life Sciences.

People

adam clause

Adam Clause

Research Associate

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

joscha beninde

Joscha Beninde

Postdoctoral Researcher

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

luke browne

Luke Browne

Postdoctoral Fellow

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

emily lindsey

Emily Lindsey

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Projects

sustainable ebony production in the congo basin

Sustainable ebony production in the Congo Basin

Rainforests have long been recognized for their importance to the entire planet. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, something all animals need to survive. They are also home to some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, boasting a vast array of plants and animals, many of which are still undiscovered by humans....

western pond turtle at-risk species assessment

Western Pond Turtle at-risk species assessment

The western pond turtle is California’s only native freshwater turtle. The turtle’s numbers have been declining due to urbanization, limited water availability, and competition or predation from invasive species — making it a candidate for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is performing a pre-listing...

Publications


Repeated mowing to restore remnant native grasslands invaded by nonnative annual grasses: upsides and downsides above and below ground

Justin M. Valliere, Susan Balch, Carole Bell, Carlos Contreras, Bridget E. Hilbig

Published Work | 2018 | Restoration Ecology


Assessing effects of nonnative crayfish on mosquito survival

Gary M. Bucciarelli, Daniel Suh, Avery Davis Lamb, Dave Roberts, Debra Sharpton, H. Bradley Shaffer, Robert N. Fisher, Lee B. Kats

Published Work | 2018 | Conservation Biology

In the News

Headline

4.12.2019

Congo Basin Institute in BBC: How to save the ebony tree

Taylor Guitar and UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute are trying to save the ebony tree in Cameroon. This BBC video talks about the ebony project and how Taylor Guitars is investing in the future of ebony trees. 


Headline

3.17.2019

Former La Kretz Postdoc discusses his career in animal studies

John Benson is now an assistant professor with the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Headline

3.4.2019

Thomas Smith presentation + Q&A at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Thomas Smith is the founding director of the Center for Tropical Research and co-executive director of the Congo Basin Institute. He presented on his work and experience in the Congo Basin. 

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...

La Kretz Center Discussion: Life in the L.A. River

A discussion presented in partnership with the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum With the imminent revitalization of the L.A. River, the city’s landscape is about to transform. But how will the restoration project impact life in and around the river? In partnership with the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, the Natural...