Happenings

Sparking a Regional Conversation panel from the #SustainLACo kick-off event
Cassie Rauser

The Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office hosted a #SustainLACo kick-off event on November 16, 2017 at the L.A. County Natural History Museum to mark the beginning of the development of a countywide sustainability plan. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Gero kicked off the morning by Read more

Skirball Fire from Bel Air, Linda Flora. Fires like these will likely become more frequent in the Los Angeles region due to changes in climate patterns, UCLA climate experts say.
Judd Weiss; Instagram.com/JuddWeiss

A number of UCLA climate experts responded to recent Southern California wildfires with the same message – these events are a foreshadowing of conditions to come due to human-induced climate change. These researchers explained that the combination of an unusually wet winter last year with an unusually dry, warm summer and fall exacerbate fire risk. The wet winter prompts Read more

Several faculty members involved with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and Depression Grand Challenge were included on the “2017 Highly Cited Researchers” list that is published annually by Clarivate Analytics. (L-R) A. Xiangfeng Duan, B. Michael Jerrett, C. Peter Kareiva, D. Nathan Kraft, E. Dennis Lettenmaier, F. Yang Yang, G. Daniel Geschwind, H. Nelson Freimer, I. Michael Sofroniew.
UCLA

UCLA had 30 faculty members included on the “2017 Highly Cited Researchers” list that is published annually by Clarivate Analytics. And of those, several are faculty members involved with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and Depression Grand Challenge. Inclusion on the list is an honor as it is an indication that these faculty members are among the most reputable scientists in Read more

Professor Glen MacDonald (Geography) presenting on his research: Regional and Urban Vegetation Browning and the Recent Drought – A Preview of Los Angeles’ Future?
Asma Mahdi

On November 29, 2017, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Water Research Symposium gathered researchers from across campus to share their work and perspectives on realizing local water for Los Angeles. Bringing together the UCLA research community and representatives from the City and County of LA, the symposium was a platform to inform on-the-ground regional sustainability Read more