New report by several federal agencies and the National Academies calls for the development of an early warning system to help society better anticipate the often unforeseen and potentially calamitous impacts of climate change.
Professor and Chair Laurence C. Smith is one of the 14 leading scholars in this report, Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprise.
Three UCLA scholars, including distinguished professor of geography John Agnew, have been selected as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Members are chosen for their distinguished efforts to advance science applications.
The LA Times on the history of the first neon sign in Los Angeles, undertaken by visiting professor Dydia DeLyser with extensive research done in the department Air Photo Archives.
Professor and Vice Chair Larry Smith tracks record Arctic ice melt in Greenland.
Professor Judy Carney will receive the Association of American Geographer's (AAG) Distinguished Scholarship Honors.
Professor Glen MacDonald featured in Discover Magazine on the impact of humans and climate in What Killed Off the Wooly Mammoths?
Graduate student McKenzie Skiles receives an Editor's Choice award for her paper, Dust radiative forcing in snow of the Upper Colorado River Basin: 2. Interannual variability in radiative forcing and snowmelt rates, published in Water Resources Research.
Congratulations to graduate student Michael Antos, who was selected to receive a Switzer Environmental Fellowship by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.
This year, the Switzer Foundation awarded 22 Fellowships "for emerging environmental leaders who are pursuing graduate degrees and are dedicated to positive environmental change in their careers."
Professor, John Muir Chair, and IoES Director Glen MacDonald on the Rim Fire and its effects on cities in the west in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Graduate student Scott Stephenson's map, New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by midcentury, wins Best Analytic Presentation at the ESRI International User Conference Map Gallery.
Credit to Scott Stephenson, Professor Laurence Smith, and Matt Zebrowski.