Topical Tag: Oceans

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an immersive “campus as canvas” public event


On your way to and from classes, meetings and daily life, we invite you to take a snack break that brings the scale and data of climate change into a visceral and embodied experience. This one-day public and free snack tasting happensas a UCLA “Campus as Canvas” event in the Court of Sciences, supported by...


Blue Prosperity Symposium

2019 Student Research Presentations


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:...

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Join artist Marina Zurkow and chefs Hank and Bean for a climate change conversation over Jellyfish Jerky and an environmental risk Mitigating Tea at their Rising Seas Hawker Stall. On your way to and from classes, meetings and daily life, we invite you to take a snack break that brings the scale and data of...


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Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

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Blanca Alvarez

Undergraduate student

Barnard College

jamie lucarelli

Jamie Lucarelli

Graduate student


antibiotic resistance in southern california surfers

Antibiotic resistance in Southern California surfers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die” (2018). Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of certain antibiotics; primarily as a result of overuse or misuse of the antibioticsA...

Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos

“Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos” is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between environmental artist and NYU faculty member Marina Zurkow, Los Angeles chef duo Hank and Bean, and LENS faculty director Allison Carruth to explore the cultural and environmental conditions that would support sustainable food systems. The project brings immersive / public art and storytelling together with...

In the News



Paul Barber: What Is the Coral Triangle?

Paul Barber is a professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology. He lab integrates genetics, ecology, oceanography and geology to understand the processes that promote speciation in marine environments, creating marine biodiversity hotspots. For the past decade, we have focused on the fish and invertebrates of the coral reefs of the Coral Triangle, the...



Pritzker finalist, Asha de Vos, on BBC’s 100 Women 2018

Asha de Vos was named in the BBC 100 Women: 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018. 23) Asha de Vos, 39 – Marine biologist, Sri Lanka. Asha works in the area of marine conservation to increase diversity, inclusivity and opportunity in the field.



A local hero for every coastline 

What if the solution to our greatest ocean challenge was trapped in the mind of a person from the developing world? Why wouldn’t it be? After all 70% of our coastlines are in this part of the world, but representation in marine conservation from these coastlines is negligible. What if all it took to harness...