The La Kretz Center supports field and laboratory-based research projects that address fundamental problems with direct management implications for conservation science in California. Although we do not limit the geographic scope or academic discipline of the work we fund, we are particularly interested in projects that are centered on southern California problems and their solutions.
In conjunction with its partners in the National Park Service, California State Parks, and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, the La Kretz Center is developing collaborative research priorities that directly support management of conserved lands.
Every year, the UCLA La Kretz Conservation Genomics Workshop and the La Kretz Annual Lecture bring to Los Angeles renowned thinkers, researchers and leaders who can educate and inspire our audience, and ourselves, on conservation science. We are also proud to co-sponsor speakers in the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seminar series.
Our postdoctoral fellowship program supports scholars who simultaneously conduct innovative research and interface with the conservation and management agencies that direct and lead California conservation.
La Kretz Center Director Brad Shaffer was interviewed on NPR about the ecological dangers resulting from the interbreeding of endangered California salamanders and imported Texas salamanders, which has created a new type of hybrid "super-salamander."
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