Protect the Right Places for Biodiversity

James Watson, Co-author of the article Shortfalls in the global protected area network at representing marine biodiversity,  recently published in Scientific Reports, discusses the importance of the placement of protected areas to ensure effective protection.  

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Climate Change, Warming Oceans, and Vanishing Cod

Tom Ashbrook speaks with Ben Halpern—NCEAS center associate and marine biologist at the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara—on NPR's On Point about the cod fishery collapse in the Gulf of Maine, climate change, and the global redistribution of marine biodiversity.

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Reshuffling Marine Life

BYU Radio's Julie Rose speaks with NCEAS Associate and Professor of UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science, Ben Halpern, on the recent findings from a group of NCEAS affiliated scientists on the global marine redistribution of marine biodiversity.

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There is More than Drought Behind Massive Number of Tree Deaths in California

KCLU's Lance Orozco speaks with UCSB researcher, Naomi Tague, about some of the major factors behind the death of 12 million trees in California

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First Estimate Quantifies Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into Ocean

February 17, 2015
KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with one of the lead researchers from the NCEAS study, Dr. Roland Geyer, about the amount of plastic debris flowing into the ocean from land.

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Radiolab Tackles Valuation of Nature and Ecosystem Services

National Public Radio's Radiolab podcast, "Worth" attempts to put a price on the priceless. The third segment of the podcast, "How Do You Put a Price Tag On Nature?" features the work of two NCEAS ecosystem services Working Groups. Robert Costanza is interviewed about his seminal work on the global valuation of ecosystem services based on work at NCEAS and originally published in Nature in 1997.

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Report Card Program For World’s Oceans Developed In Santa Barbara County Gaining Traction Globally

October 2, 2014 KCLU's Lance Orozco interviews Ben Halpern, Professor at UC Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and NCEAS Associate, about the recent report card on the world's oceans.

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A Presidential Push For Ocean Sanctuaries

Drought and Global Warming are "One-Two" Punch for California

New Approach to Dealing with Plastic Pollution

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