Biological invasions: What’s new, and why the controversy

5th Annual La Kretz Public Lecture by Professor Daniel Simberloff, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville presented May 4, 2014 at the UCLA La Kretz Center for for California Conservation Science


Alleviating drought with seawater

Yoram Cohen, professor at the School of Engineering and IoES, was interviewed by KCBS-Channel 2 and KCAL-Channel 9 about efforts to create viable large-scale desalination plants in California.

Surveying H2O in Southern California

Stephanie Pincetl, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability, speaks about her continued work to map the different organizations and entities that control water in Los Angeles.

UCLA Grand Challenges

“Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles” is the inaugural project.

Sustainability: Water – Los Angeles & Water Imports

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA Director Stephanie Pincetl and IoES Associate Director Mark Gold are featured in an NBC Learn video about Southern California’s water resources.

Issuing the next great challenge

Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore evokes President John F. Kennedy’s legendary address on the importance of space exploration and declares the climate change crisis as the next great challenge.

Winning the Conversation

Mr. Vice President Gore concludes his speech by stressing that change can occur and it is possible to overcome environmental challenges.