Fellows in the News

Oct 29, 2019
An 8.0-magnitude quake on the Garlock Fault in the Mojave Desert, which has seen thousands of earthquakes in the last several months, would be disastrous for residents of the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. Yet, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a new 60,000-resident...Read more >
Oct 29, 2019
Continental-scale risks from climate change affect both regional communities and country dynamics across the world, with climate models forecasting an average global temperature rise of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. This rise in global temperatures may increase South American environmental...Read more >
Oct 25, 2019
From the Santa Cruz Sentinel, by Rachel Kippen: So it’s clear that you all like shearwaters. After detailing the sooty shearwater journey in a recent column, I received heartening and heartwarming stories from dozens of readers who identify with the enchanting anticipation of the sooty migration...Read more >
Oct 21, 2019
Fellow Matt Moffa was part of the winning team for the 2019 ASLA Student Award of Excellence project "Constructed Efforts - Building Resilient Communities in the Los Angeles Gateway Cities". Project Statement Design is a political act and "no true transformative design occurs without confronting...Read more >
Oct 21, 2019
Fellow John Berger published a full-length feature on decarbonizing the United States in Sustain Europe , a semiannual magazine and website promoting responsible solutions to ensure long term climate protection. The article features an interview with David Freeman, one of the most knowledgable...Read more >
Oct 17, 2019
Fellow Amy Rogers is now working with DroneSeed, a company that works in post-fire environments to plant native trees and vegetation using drone swarms and spray to protect them. Learn moreRead more >
Oct 17, 2019
Fellow Nathan McClintock was on sabbatical at Concordia University and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 2018 and 2019. As a direct result, he was interviewed for the Canadian publication La Presse about eco-gentrification in Montreal and Quebec in general. Read more (in French)Read more >
Oct 15, 2019
Scientists from ETH Zurich were once again hugely successful in the latest round of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants: 3 women and 12 men each received an average of 1.5 million euros for their research projects. In total, ETH Zurich will receive 23 million euros. The selected projects cover a...Read more >
Oct 9, 2019
A presentation of key findings and insights from over two decades of research, education, and community engagement in the acclaimed Baltimore Ecosystem Study In a world of more than seven billion people—who mostly reside in cities and towns—the Baltimore Ecosystem Study is recognized as a pioneer...Read more >
Oct 2, 2019
One of the tough realities of commercial fishing is that fishermen and seals sometimes compete for the same fish. And when they do, interactions between the animals and fishing nets can occur, leaving fishermen with ruined catches and damaged fishing gear, and seals with the possibility of lethal...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

2019 Fellow Tamara Marcus studies methane emissions from permafrost thaw with Ruth Varner, professor of Earth sciences and director of the Earth Systems Research Center in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire. In addition to researching the impact of warming on carbon emissions from Arctic Lakes, Marcus is exploring how indigenous communities understand and apply weather and climate data.Read more >

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