UCLA La Kretz Center Events

Upcoming Events

La Kretz Center 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Candidate Seminar
"Spatial heterogeneity and temporal dynamics of Pannonian forest-steppes, and a project proposal on the effects of fragmentation in Californian plant communities" Presented by László Erdős, Department of Ecology, University of Szeged
April 6, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

La Kretz Center 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Candidate Seminar
“Speciation and species delimitation of desert lizards in southern California and Baja California: applications of coalescent theory to conservation biology” Presented by Andrew Gottscho, Department of Biology, San Diego State University
April 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

La Kretz Center 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Candidate Seminar
“Plant responses to environmental change: A hydraulics approach” Prsented by Alex Pivovaroff, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside
April 14, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

6th Annual UCLA La Kretz Center Public Lecture

6th Annual UCLA La Kretz Center Public Lecture
Join us for our 6th Annual Public Lecture, presented by Professor Stan Gehrt of Ohio State University. Stan’s talk, “Ghost Dogs: Coyotes as Top Predators of the City”, will be followed by a Q&A session with local urban carnivore experts, and promises to be both stimulating and informative. The discussion continues with a VIP Dinner for La Kretz League Members at our Field Station in the mountains.
April 18, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Past Events

UCLA/La Kretz Workshop in Conservation Genomics, 22-27 March, 2015

UCLA/La Kretz Workshop in Conservation Genomics, 22-27 March, 2015
Each year, the La Kretz Center sponsors this hands-on workshop, held jointly at our Field Station and Stunt Ranch. Our goal is to provide training and access to the most current issues and techniques in population genomics, and how these tools can be applied to pressing conservation problems.
March 22, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar
“Amphibian Population Declines: Complex Causes and Consequences for Global Amphibian Biodiversity” presented by Karen Lips, Department of Biology, University of Maryland
January 21, 2015
12:02 PM - 3:02 PM

UCLA La Kretz Center and NHMLA present a free screening of DAMNATION
Free screening of Patagonia's documentary film, DAMNATION, at the LA Natural History Museum
August 8, 2014
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

5th Annual La Kretz Public Lecture
"Biological invasions: What's new, and why the controversy", by Professor Daniel Simberloff, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville
May 4, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

UCLA/La Kretz Workshop in Conservation Genomics
This weeklong workshop explores the relationship between conservation problems and their solutions using genomic-level data. Hands-on training, a high faculty-student ratio, and discussions with agency biologists are some of the course highlights. The application period for the third annual workshop opens in January 2015.
March 22, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Impacts and Drivers of Commercial Trade on African Elephants
A Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series featuring George Wittemyer, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
February 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Global Amphibian Biodiversity Crisis
Presented by Dr. David B. Wake, Professor of the Graduate School in Integrative Biology and Curator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California at Berkeley.
April 7, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Marine protected areas: Reasons for hope
Presented by Dr. Sylvia Earle, internationally renowned oceanographer, explorer, and author
May 6, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

California, conservation, and the globe: Why we need to close the culture gap and all become Mahbsters
Highlights of the 2nd Annual Public Lecture by Paul R. Ehrlich, Stanford University Bing Professor of Population Studies
May 15, 2011
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Inaugural Public Lecture & Reception
Featuring Dr. Peter Raven, “Why Conserving California’s Biodiversity Matters.”
June 6, 2010
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

La Kretz Center Seminar Series

The La Kretz Center sponsors an Annual Public Lecture series that brings to Los Angeles renowned thinkers, researchers and leaders to educate and inspire our audience, and ourselves, on conservation science. During spring break, we host a four-day Annual Conservation Genomics Workshop, aimed at training PhD Students from across the country and around the world how to use population genomics as an emerging tool in conservation science. We are also proud to partner with the UCLA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and other units across campus in co-sponsoring seminar speakers whose work addresses a range of conservation concerns.