IoES provides top-flight research, teaching and outreach to address issues related to climate change and other critical environmental issues.
The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) moves science to action on the front lines of environmental progress. With Los Angeles and California as our testbeds, IoES strives for—and delivers—solutions for our city, our nation and the world.
Our energetic, optimistic students and faculty envision a global future where air and water are clean, food is healthful and abundant, society is prosperous and nature is protected. Recognizing that the story of how we save our increasingly urbanized planet will be written by cities like Los Angeles, by multicultural universities like UCLA; our scholars leverage our location and resources to collaborate across disciplines. Today’s best innovators don’t work in academic silos, they reach across boundaries to accelerate discovery and innovation. IoES aspires to be a big part of that story.
A unique, hands-on approach to environmental research and practice fuels our achievements. Our Senior Practicum connects students with clients in the community to solve real-world problems using science, statistics and communications skills. Our doctorate program in environmental science and engineering immerses students in two years of rigorous coursework, then matches them with businesses and government agencies to integrate their thesis research into the community. And eight world-class research centers, as well as partnerships with research groups throughout the UCLA network, enable us to achieve national and global impact.
Big environmental challenges demand bold ideas. At IoES, no idea is too provocative or controversial to explore. We sponsor events to stimulate public dialogue on such topics as nuclear energy, genetically modified organisms and the future or cars and transportation.
The responsibilities of today’s environmental pioneers have grown beyond merely alerting the public to threats and risks. These scientists and leaders must also be trailblazers in the search for solutions. Your gift helps set them on the path to creating a future that can sustain us all.
Students at White Mountain Research Center participate in a field class.
Prof. Kevin Njabo and Dir. Tom Smith study climate change impacts in Central Africa.
Postdoctoral researcher Garry Bucciarelli studies amphibian toxins in California streams.
Professor Hilary Godwin speaks with a community elder in Cameroon.
Ph.D. candidate Jordan Rosencranz conducts research with the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Bird Genoscope Project uses genetics to map flyways of birds like the yellow warbler.
Prof. Alex Hall discusses impacts of climate change on water resources in the L.A. region.
The first interactive map of energy use across L.A. County is helping inform policy decisions.
A smart phone app helps those affected by air pollution.
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