Out in "the field" in Los Angeles: installing insect traps at the L.A. River for NHM research. Photo by Kelsey Bailey.
Los Angeles is a stunningly metamorphic place. A vast, industry- and people-dense metropolis, L.A. lives in the global psyche as the frontier of opportunity and personal transformation. Everything about L.A.—its geographic boundaries, the contours of its built environment, the languages and culture and impulses of its residents—is in a permanent state of flux. The city becomes nearly unrecognizable from one generation to the next.
Our planet is in a state of equally dramatic transformation.
The Earth is rapidly being reconfigured into sprawling urban centers, like L.A. ...