Topical Tag: Conservation

The Magazine

Events

Lecture Series

Desalination: Should salt water play a role in our sustainable future?

A PROCON.org & Santa Monica Pier event

8.20.2018

Sixty percent of L.A.County’s water comes from hundreds of miles away. Obtaining and transporting trillions of gallons each year requires a lot of energy and puts enormous strain on ecosystems and human communities upstream. Meanwhile, climate change is about to up the ante. Almost two-thirds of the California’s fresh water comes from the Sierra Nevada,...


Special Event

Parrots of Pasadena

Walk, Talk and Cocktail Reception

5.12.2018

Parrots of Pasadena walk, talk & cocktail reception with Professor Ursula K. Heise. A Bird LA Day event sponsored by UCLA’s Lab for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) of the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability.  Meet at the corner of Fair Oaks and Washington Blvds.  


Special Event

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Discussion of Edward Struzik's book, "Firestorm"

4.19.2018

Featured speaker: Edward Struzik Panelists: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (moderator); Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles ABOUT THE BOOK 2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of wildfires ever in California. Over 9,000 fires...

People

Luke Browne

Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

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

Projects

Susan Perry and monkeys

Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project

The Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project was founded in 1990 by Susan Perry, with the help of Joseph Manson and Julie Gros-Louis, for the purpose of studying social intelligence in the white-faced capuchin, Cebus capucinus, and this population has been studied almost continuously ever since. The Lomas Barbudal capuchins have become one of the most intensively...

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a monthly podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season...

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

8.9.2018

Orange County homeless couple’s journey, firefighting technology is changing, UCI cannabis research

Invasive crayfish in Santa Monica Mountains are putting us at risk of disease. Gary Bucciarelli joins A Martinez on KPCC's Take Two (35:57) to speak on the UCLA published research on the invasive crayfish – how they reached the SMM, hurting the area's ecosystem and food chain, and increasing mosquito communities. 


Headline

8.3.2018

Study links US demand for Chinese furniture to deforestation in Africa

Trevon Fuller, an ecologist at UCLA, linked deforestation in the Congo to the US market. Fuller followed the demand driving the deforestation and discovered that the wood is going to Chinese furniture in the US. 


Headline

7.30.2018

Vanishing in the Wild, These Salamanders Found Refuge in a Convent

Nuns bring local salamander colony back to life. Ambystoma dumerilii once thrived in Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico, however, as the lake declined, so did the number of salamanders. The nuns took notice and brought them into the convent. The convent now house about 300 salamanders and UCLA's Dr. Brad Shaffer said, "if they’re relatively unrelated, is a very, very healthy, large stock to be working from" to bring back the endangered species.

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...