Videos

Tracking Hornbill Movements in Cameroon

UCLA’s International Research & Training Center in Cameroon hosts researchers such as Prof. Tom Smith and his team from the Center for Tropical Research. Prof. Smith leads the IRTC and shows here how the research team captures hornbill birds and attaches a satellite tracking device in order to track their movements across the Congo Basin...

Adapting to Wildfires on the Urban Edge in Southern California

Watch Professor Jon. E. Keeley give a short introduction to his Oppenheim Lecture, held November 4, 2009. Southern California has experienced nine megafires over 100,000 acres in size since the late 1880s and over half of them have occurred in the last 6 years. This recent fire activity has raised concerns about how to reduce...

Penguins as Marine Sentinels

Watch Professor Dee Boersma give a short introduction to her Oppenheim Lecture, Penguins as Marine Sentinels, held April 15, 2009. Professor Boersma discussed why the penguin populations in the world’s temperate southern oceans are declining, and how human-driven factors, such as global warming, oceanwide oil pollution, depleted fisheries, and tourism and development that are contributing...

A Blueprint for Healing the Bay

An Oppenheim lecture held February 11, 2008 with Dr. Mark Gold, environmental scientist and President of Heal the Bay. About the Speaker Dr. Mark Gold has devoted over twenty years to improving water quality and increasing coastal protection in Santa Monica Bay and elsewhere in California and the US. In this lecture, Dr. Gold discusses...

The Business of Climate Change

Watch this five-minute video where Professor Hoffman gives you the highlights of his Oppenheim Lecture. In his lecture on the Business of Climate Change, Professor Hoffman discussed the market implications of climate change for business; why companies should be paying careful attention to the issue and what they can do about it. He argues this...

Brave New Ocean: A Institute of the Environment Oppenheim Series Lecture by Dr. Jeremy Jackson, UCLA

About the lecture Dr. Jackson, a famed marine ecologist from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, describes how marine ecosystems are being transformed by human impacts, including habitat destruction, overfishing, introduced species, warming, acidification, toxins, and massive runoff of nutrients.This transformation is laying the groundwork for a great mass extinction in the oceans. Jackson examines crucial...