Happenings

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) is looking for undergraduate students ready to make a sustainable difference in Los Angeles and beyond!

The SLA GC Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is an intensive and highly competitive interdisciplinary program that unites undergraduates in their first research experiences in the field of sustainability from a multitude of perspectives including science and engineering, arts, humanities, public policy and more.

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California had its worst wildfire season on record in 2020 — enduring seven of the 20 largest wildfires in state history and suffering more than $16 billion in property damage. This dire reality is spurring an unprecedented response in academia, government and the private sector, as outlined in a special webinar hosted by UC Center Sacramento entitled “Do we have the science, tools and policies needed to predict wildfire and its impacts in California?”

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A beautiful explosion of foliage and birdsong are the hallmarks of winter’s end and spring’s awakening. Climate change, however, could be changing this. Shifts in seasonal timing may be causing North American bird populations to plummet and ecosystems to lose balance. Casey Youngflesh (Tingley Lab, UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) is the lead author in a recent study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution which addresses the response of 56 migratory bird species to an earlier spring by analyzing and comparing their migration patterns.

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