Two Light Pollution Projects Accepted to UCLA Undergraduate Research Week

Two students working in the Longcore Lab @ UCLA in the Sustainable Los Angeles Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Program (URSP) have had presentations accepted to the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase at UCLA Undergraduate Research Week. Here are their abstracts: Characterizing Nighttime Light Exposure Across Land Use and Demography Ahalya Sabaratnam and Travis Longcore As … Continue reading Two Light Pollution Projects Accepted to UCLA Undergraduate Research Week

On Mountain Lions, Woodside, and the Definition of “Habitat”

Last session, the California Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, SB9, which allows by-right splits of any single-family residential parcel and then construction of a duplex on both parcels (at least four dwelling units where there was one before, and potentially accessory dwelling units, ADUs, in addition). Cities across the State are left with implementing … Continue reading On Mountain Lions, Woodside, and the Definition of “Habitat”

Covid-19 Update: Why It Looks Like Death Rates are Going Down But Aren’t

I would like to explain one thing, which is why the apparent death rate for cases of covid19 looks like it is declining. In part this is because I get sent links to things written by opinion writers who do not understand what they are talking about and I’d like to have a clear explanation … Continue reading Covid-19 Update: Why It Looks Like Death Rates are Going Down But Aren’t

Covid-19 update

I’ve been writing daily updates for social media on the Covid-19 pandemic for the past 100 days or so. Since I have made them public, I figured I would share them here as well. We are 100 days into this thing and people are apparently bored. The states with the highest population densities have had … Continue reading Covid-19 update