At the La Kretz Center, we help preserve California’s biodiversity and ecosystems through research, education and public programs. We supply the scientific research needed to inform management actions to protect and restore California’s fragile biodiversity resources.
Innovative research at the interface with California conservation and management agencies.
Explore the Santa Monica Mountains, and interact with scientists working to protect local habitats and species.
Short and long-term accommodations for researchers, and space for meetings and small classes.
Applications now being accepted for the 2016 Conservation Genomics Workshop
See Something Weird? Call Your Local Scientist, Says IoES’s Brad Shaffer
California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern, a new book by Brad Shaffer and co-authors Robert Thomson and Amber Wright, provides an up-to-date synthesis of the current state of knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California’s most sensitive amphibian and reptile species.