Spatial Scientist Brings New Tools to Classic Conservation Efforts in Baldwin Hills

A state-of-the-art environmental assessment of the Los Angeles Baldwin Hills is underway, led by Associate Professor Travis Longcore, research faculty with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute.  The 18-month project is a cooperative effort for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and theBaldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority, with technical support from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Travis Longcore. Photo courtesy of Travis … Continue reading Spatial Scientist Brings New Tools to Classic Conservation Efforts in Baldwin Hills

Project to Obtain Butterfly DNA through Wing Swabs Wraps Up

Our Department of Defense Legacy Program Grant (Project 12-608) to develop a technique to sample DNA from live butterflies has wrapped up. The project was a collaboration with Dr. Jana Johnson at Moorpark College, Dr. Bob Wayne’s lab at UCLA, and a couple of groups working with endangered butterflies around the country. The objective of … Continue reading Project to Obtain Butterfly DNA through Wing Swabs Wraps Up