IoES in the news and quotable
Check out the new brochure showcasing UCLA’s two natural reserves.
By Lawrence Bender
Originally published in the Huffington Post
IoES in the news and quotable.
The Los Angeles Business Journal published an op-ed by Professor Matt Kahn about how neighborhoods and cities will be impacted by climate change.
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.
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.
Essay by Center for Climate Change Solutions Director Alex Hall.
“The Coming Water Crisis: Solutions and Strategies” was hosted by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and UCLA as part of the 11th annual G’Day USA Program.
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.
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.
Noxious particulate concentrations highest near Santa Monica Airport.
The Festival had talks, hands-on demonstrations, nature walks, family activities, live animal displays and meet and greets with scientists, including researchers and staff from the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science and Center for Tropical Research.
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.
With biking on the rise at UCLA, the campus unveiled the first automated bike counter on a university campus, and the first in Los Angeles, on Nov. 22.
The bike counter on Strathmore Drive is the first in Southern California, and is the only one installed on a college campus in the country.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and IoES Professor Bob Wayne led a new study published in the journal Science.
“Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles” is the inaugural project.
On November 15 university officials will reveal the initiative’s first environmental sustainability project.
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.
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.”
Environmental Science alumna Vanessa Goh converts a class project into a career.
The Southwest Climate Science Center reviewed Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.