Citizen Science + Cocktails: Los Angeles Tree Tracker
The citizen science project, Los Angeles Tree Tracker, is seeking to understand the benefits of urban trees in L.A., and is using NASA aerial data to increase the value of citizen science data. This project brought together 135 volunteers to study over 400 trees across greater L.A. on August 23 and 24, 2014. Earthwatch Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, U.C. Riverside, Amigos de los Rios, TreePeople, Heschel School, and The Nature Conservancy all participated in this project. Dr. Darrel Jenerette will discuss early discoveries from this project, including which trees provide more cooling and which use water most efficiently. Come learn how we can restore and maintain a healthy and resilient green space in L.A.!
Dr. Darrel Jenerette is an Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology at University of California, Riverside and the Principal Investigator of this Los Angeles urban forestry research project. He is an expert in urban ecology and has studied the benefits of green space in reducing the urban heat island effect and sustainable urban water in the Southwestern U.S. and Los Angeles.
5 pm Doors Open / Reception (cash bar)
6 pm Lecture followed by Q&A
7 pm Program ends
Cost: Free to the public
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Co-sponsored by Earthwatch Institute