Climate Change in Urban Estuaries Symposium

The third annual “Climate Change in Urban Estuaries Symposium” was a noteworthy event held on Monday, March 25th at Loyola Marymount University with over 170 members of the public, scientists, agency representatives, and students in attendance. The symposium highlighted important research and restoration efforts relating to climate change in wetland projects throughout California. This event, co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) and the Center for Urban Resilience at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), created an opportunity for the public to hear and participate in presentations by wetland scientists from throughout California who reported on the results of their data relating to the effects of climate change on coastal wetland systems. Presentation topics ranged from sea level rise modeling to thermal stress on invertebrate communities to sedimentation, marsh migration, and threats or stress from invading plant species.

Please click here to view the proceedings from the Climate Change in Urban Estuaries Symposium.

This event is part of a larger Los Angeles climate change series, rounded out by a two-day "Room for the Los Angeles River" conference to be held on May 16th and 17th, 2013. Click here for more information.


LMU Climate Change Teach-In

Loyola Marymount University hosted a teach-in on climate change to underscore the need for personal action and discuss concrete steps individuals can take to combat global warming.

The event was moderated by LMU President David W. Burcham and will feature short presentations by four faculty members. The public is encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion.

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