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IoES in the news and quotable

GLORIA climate survey at the WMRS

Library of ecosystems

Check out the new brochure showcasing UCLA’s two natural reserves.

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The Courage to Act

By Lawrence Bender
Originally published in the Huffington Post

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Headlines

IoES in the news and quotable.

California Drought Photo

How Los Angeles is surviving California’s drought

UCLA Water Resources Group Director Madelyn Glickfeld was quoted in a Time article about the dangers of draining reservoirs during a drought and the opportunities that the current drought brings to improve water efficiency in Southern California.

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Severe California drought draining finances

Glen MacDonald, director of the IoES and professor of geography and ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed on NBC’s “Nightly News” about the historical significance and potential impact of the current drought emergency in California.

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Time to Adapt

Essay by Center for Climate Change Solutions Director Alex Hall.

UCLA Volunteer Day

Outreach Highlights 2013

During the academic year IoES hosts or co-sponsors close to 100 events on- and off-campus. Seminars, conferences, and documentary screenings allow us to bring in experts and engage with the community on critical environment and sustainability issues.

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Research Highlights 2013

In 2013 research teams at the institute received close to $10 million in funding for studies on education and conservation in Central Africa, advanced energy metering technology, urban ecosystem services, restoration and management of coastal wetlands, and smart water systems and technology.

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.

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Silver Lining to ‘Greywater’

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and IoES Professor Yoram Cohen and engineering graduate student Zita Yu are developing ‘vertical wetlands’ to ease water use.

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How diet affects an animal’s chance of becoming roadkill

The Week reported on Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein and former student Taylor Cook’s paper, “The omnivores dilemma: Diet explains variation in vulnerability to vehicle collision.”