IoES/Luskin Lunch Research Seminar - Bradley Shaffer

IoES/Luskin Lunch Research Seminar - Bradley Shaffer
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Luskin Center for Innovation
(310) 825-5008
Students, Faculty, Staff
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, Large conference room
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Date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presented By: 
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Luskin Center for Innovation
Contact Phone: 
(310) 825-5008

Location

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, Large conference room
United States
Open to: 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Bradley Shaffer, Distinguished Professor

University of California, Los Angeles

Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

 

Bradley Shaffer, Distinguished Professor

University of California, Los Angeles

Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

 

Shaffer is a scientist who is as comfortable working with business leaders, politicians, activists and citizens on conservation policy questions as he is in the laboratory untangling amphibian genetics. Shaffer recently left UC Davis to become Distinguished Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and theDepartment of Ecology and Evolution. He is also director ofUCLA’s La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, which forges connections between state-of-the-art science and scientists with the people who make crucial decisions about California nature.

Research 
Evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles. Recent research projects include comparative phylogeography of amphibians and reptiles in California and the central U.S., systematics of freshwater turtles and tortoises in Australia, California, and the rest of the globe, and conservation genetics of endangered California amphibians and reptiles. Recently, we have focused a great deal of ecological and genetical work on the California tiger salamander, an endangered species native to central California grassland habitat.