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Setal Prabhu

Graduate StudentUCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Box 951496
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

Research Interests

I am interested in the urban-natural interface and interactions between the two brought on by development. My dissertation research conducted at Southern California Edison Company (SCE) focuses on the effects of transmission line construction on soil and vegetation in the deserts of southern California.

Prior to my internship at SCE, I studied the history of the urban forest of Los Angeles by focusing on the evolution of tree nursery offerings over the past 110 years (from early 1900s to 2011) under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie Pincetl and Dr. Thomas W. Gillespie at the IoES.

Education

  • D.Env (Doctor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering) student, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability - UCLA. 2010-present
  • M.S. Plant Biology. UC Davis. 2008
  • M.S. Plant Biology. UC Davis. 2008

Publications & Presentations

  • Pincetl S., Prabhu S.S., Gillespie T.W., Jenerette D.G., Pataki D.E. The evolution of tree nursery offerings in Los Angeles County over the last 110 years. 2013. Landscape and Urban Planning 18:10-17.
  • Calsbeek, R., Bonneaud, C., Prabhu, S., Manoukis, N., Smith, T.B. Multiple paternity and sperm storage lead to increased genetic diversity in Anolis lizards. 2007. Evo Ecol Res. 9:495-503.
  • Prabhu, S.S., Gillespie, T.W., Jenerette D.G., Pataki D.E., and Pincetl S. The Megadiverse Urban Forest of Los Angeles. Abstract submitted at the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in 2013. Presenter: Prabhu, S.S.

CTR Bird

Center for Tropical Research | UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300 | 619 Charles E. Young Dr. East | Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

The Center for Tropical Research, located on the third floor of La Kretz Hall, is part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. For general inquiries, contact Christa Gomez, CTR Office Manager, at 310-206-6234, or by email at cgomez@lifesci.ucla.edu. Visitors are always welcome.

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