RESCUE-NET is a network of faculty in Southern California who are dedicated to training the next generation of ecological leaders. The goal of this network is to develop enhanced collaboration among professional ecologists in the region and expand the scope of undergraduate research and training. Additional goals of the network include increasing diversity in the natural sciences workforce through broad ecological training, and building the infrastructure to train engaged undergraduates interested in addressing many of the urgent and unprecedented environmental/ecological challenges our society is currently facing. Over the long-term, studies from this network will provide critical information for preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services across Southern California, and will be informative for other arid and semi-arid regions, including other Mediterranean regions (Chile, Australia, South Africa and the Mediterranean region), all of which are biodiversity hotspots and support large human populations.

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Collaborator Locations

A map of the Southern California region showing the locations of collaboration.
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • California State University Dominguez Hills
  • California State University Fullerton
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • California State University Northridge
  • California State University San Bernardino
  • California State University San Marcos
  • Glendale Community College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Occidental College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pomona College
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Redlands
  • Westmont College
  • Whittier College