Topical Tag: Oceans

The Magazine


Lecture Series

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

A Talk with Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai'i


In a 2016 lecture titled “Let Them Drown,” Naomi Klein called attention to the nexus of climate change, colonial racism and poverty—as Rob Nixon has done in his book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. But Klein shifted the spotlight of these concerns to the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is...

Lecture Series

Fossils as a Tool for Marine Restoration: Old Shells Provide New Insights For Santa Monica Bay

UCLA La Kretz Center 9th Annual Lecture


One of the great challenges in conservation biology is discovering ‘what was natural’ before human impacts. This problem is especially pressing in marine systems where biological monitoring and other records are brief or lacking. Dr. Susan Kidwell has been tackling this problem in our Southern California marine ecosystems by treating the shells acquired during marine...

Special Event

2018 IoES Gala | Sea CO2 Change

Honoring Van Jones, Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan


honoring Keely Shaye Brosnan Director and Producer of Poisoning Paradise Pierce Brosnan Executive Producer of Poisoning Paradise Van Jones Founder of Green For All & Dream Corps and host committee Courteney Cox Laura Dern Goldie Hawn Felicity Huffman Queen Latifah Lyn & Norman Lear Chloë Grace Moretz Barbra Streisand Amber Valletta Every year, we honor environmental game-changers....


Asma Mahdi

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

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Blanca Alvarez

Undergraduate student

Barnard College

Jamie Dix

Graduate student


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...


Open data and Stormwater Systems in Los Angeles: Applications for Equitable Green Infrastructure

E. Porse

Published Work | 2018 | The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability

Breaking In: Artists and the Changing Lineup in Surfing

Jon Christensen, KCET Artbound

Other | 2017

Remote linkages to anomalous winter atmospheric ridging over the northeastern Pacific

D.L. Swain, D. Singh, D.E. Horton, J.S. Mankin, T.C. Ballard, N.S. Diffenbaugh

Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

In the News



UCLA study reveals Southern California salt marshes in state of decline

“We still have a few decades before marshes begin to disappear quickly… the most important thing would be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to help reduce the amount of warming that leads to sea level rising,” stated Richard Ambrose, faculty member, to the Daily Bruin about a study he co-authored.



West Coast Wetlands Could Nearly Disappear in 100 Years

Scientific American featured an article co-authored by IoES faculty members Glen MacDonald and Richard Ambrose that found Pacific salt marshes in California and Oregon could be underwater by 2110.



Beach Culture verses Tech Money: Fight!

Wired featured a quote from Jon Christensen, IoES faculty member and co-author of a report about beach access in California about property rights by the ocean; “…the rule of thumb is, if the sand is wet, the public has a right to be there. Anything above that, the property owner can exclude you…”