Congo Basin Institute: UCLA’s New Foreign Affiliate

Thomas B. Smith, Director, Center for Tropical Research; Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

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…

Bird Genoscape Project

Video from Center for Tropical Research and First Solar Inc, describing a new partnership, the Bird Genoscape Project, that will assist conservation efforts for migratory birds.

AirForU Trailer

Kareiva to lead UCLA environmental institute

Peter Kareiva, a leading environmental scientist and vocal advocate for using multiple disciplines to inform conservation, is the new director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Commencement 2015

La Kretz Center 6th Annual Public Lecture – Ghost Dogs: Coyotes as Top Predators of the City

Professor Stan Gehrt discusses how coyotes live among millions of people, how they move across the landscape while remaining largely hidden from us, and how they function as predators in…

Changing the Fate of the “Amazon of the Ocean”

2015 Los Angeles County Report Card

After nearly two years of gathering and analyzing data, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA has developed an Environmental Report Card for the County of Los Angeles,…


ART is an accredited research course that follows a highly regarded Lecture Series. The two quarter course pairs active stakeholders with 4-5 students to conceptualize, organize, execute, and implement real-world…

Congo Basin Institute (French Subtitles)

Video about the Congo Basin Institute, dedicated to finding solutions to the interconnected issues of climate change, human disease, food and water security, and loss of biodiversity.

Design for the Circular Economy in the Ecological Century

An Oppenheim Lecture with William McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation held Feb 18, 2015.

Protecting Biodiversity

Video from the National Science Foundation website about the Central African Biodiversity Alliance (CABA), an international partnership of scientists, students, and policy makers working to build a framework to conserve…

Congo Basin Institute

UCLA and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are leading a multi-institutional initiative to develop the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), which will be a model for how universities can…