2017-05-10 Congratulations To Master's Student, Kelsi Rutledge, For Earning The Best Student Fisheries Poster Award From The Southern California District Of The American Institute Of Fishery Research Biologists (aifrb)
2013-04-01 EEB Grad Students, Doug Booher, Marissa Caringella, Mark Phuong, And Camille Yabut, Have Received Prestigious NSF Predoctoral Fellowships And Janet Buckner And Madeline Tiee Received Honorable Mentions
2011-07-13 USA Today Reports Today On Research By Christine Scoffoni, A UCLA Doctoral Student In Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, And Lawren Sack, A UCLA Professor Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
2011-04-07 The Department Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Is Pleased And Proud To Announce That Three Of Its Graduate Students Received The Very Prestigious And Highly Competitive NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowships For 2011
Professor Lawren Sack awarded an NSF Grant
Professor Lawren Sack, with collaborators Tom Buckley (Sonoma State University) and Diane Pataki (UC Irvine) were awarded an NSF grant for their proposal "Mechanisms for the decline of leaf hydraulic conductance with dehydration, and plant- and environment-level impacts". For this 3-year project, $573,966 has been awarded to the UCLA team and $913,892 across all the collaborator institutions. For diverse urban tree species in Los Angeles, the project will combine new experimental hydraulics and tree sapflow measurements, nano-microscopy techniques and computer simulation modeling to determine the mechanisms for leaf and plant drought responses and differences among species in water use. The team will determine how these responses depend on the leaf venation, stomata, and other tissues within the leaf, and further scale up this information to allow improved estimation of urban forest water use and how it depends on tree species, especially critical for conservation of water resources. The broader educational impacts include collaborative data collection with under-represented students, to improve participation and appreciation of urban ecophysiology and ecology.