Los Angeles Beautification Team Research

The CURes team recently completed the first round of measurements for a two-year tree survey in Pacoima and surrounding neighborhoods, located in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. The LA Beautification Team (LABT), through a CAL FIRE urban more

Social Science at CURes

The CURes team has been very active in social science research over the last months, working on multiple projects across a diverse range of topics.   Community Organization Studies with StudyLA Dr. Michele Romolini (CURes Director of Research) recently partnered more

Happy Pride! LGBTQ+ Scientists Spotlight

June is Pride Month! CURes wants to take this time to highlight the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ scientists and advocates. According to a recent study, sexual minority college students are 7% less likely to complete a STEM degree compared more

Long Beach Coyotes Update

As we wrap up another semester here at Loyola Marymount University, CURes is launching the second year of the City of Long Beach Coyote Study and Management Program. After a successful first year of data collection, CURes’ staff and student more

Earth Day History!

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd to mark the anniversary of the modern environmental movement. This date was supposedly chosen because students were more likely to be available, as it falls between spring breaks and final exams. The more

Mark Wainwright Talks Costa Rican Ecology!

Mark Wainwright (Children’s Eternal Rainforest, Costa Rica) is visiting LMU from April 12-18th! Mark has lived and worked in Costa Rica since 1991, in the fields of environmental education and conservation. He works as a lead or guest instructor for more

Earth Month 2018!

Throughout April, CURes is hosting and co-sponsoring several events to bring awareness about a range of environmental issues, partnering with organizations on and off campus. Through our research projects, educational initiatives, restorative justice programs, and outreach, CURes works to serve more

Women’s History Month Celebration

March is Women’s History Month! CURes wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the efforts of some wonderful local women working to promote urban ecological awareness and conservation. Karen Dial Dial serves as the managing director of the Drollinger Family more

Torpor in Female Hummingbirds

CURes is kicking off the new year with another intense season of birdwatching. Just a little over a year ago, previous CURes Research Fellow (2016-17) and current Graduate Fellow, Erich Eberts, launched a research project that aimed to answer the more

Dr. Willette – Environmental Lecture

The next installment of the 2017-18 Environmental Lectures Series will take place on February 28th at 4:30pm in LMU’s Ahmanson Auditorium (University Hall 1000). Dr. Demian Willette (LMU Biology) will give a talk titled “Urban Land, Urban Sea: How Walnut more

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