La Kretz Center Meetings
As part of our mission of outreach and capacity building, the La Kretz Center is proud to organize key meetings to enhance communication and information exchange among our partner organizations.
The La Kretz Center conducted a 5-day workshop for 15 students on 23-28 March 2013. The workshop explored 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 were some of the course highlights.
In partnership with the Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve, the La Kretz Center organized and hosted the 12th Mediterranean Ecosystems International Conference (MEDECOS XII), held September 6–9, 2011, on the UCLA campus. The MEDECOS conferences bring together ecologists and resource managers from all five Mediterranean-climate regions of the world, each designated as a biodiversity hotspot. MEDECOS XII was the 40th anniversary of this long-standing event that rotates among participating countries. The 2011 conference theme, Linking Science to Resource Management, reflects one of the core missions of the La Kretz Center and is critical to achieving conservation and sustainability goals in all five regions.
The La Kretz Center organized a two-day workshop on Climate Change, held in April, 2011 on the UCLA campus, in collaboration with the Mediterranean Coast Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Program (MEDN), and with support from the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions (CCCS). Download the workshop report here.
Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2012