Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.71
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.29 / 12.00 Jessica Hernandez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
57

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
12

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
21.05

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
35

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
10

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
28.57

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

Biology/Binder, Wendy
Collaborative study funded by the National Science Foundation to study Late Pleistocene megafauna at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.

Center for the Study of Los Angeles (Study LA)/Gilbert, Brianne Resident perceptions on City Services and Characteristics - Included Built Environment/Recreation, Transportation

Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)/Romolini, Michel, Strauss, Eric
CUREs worked with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council to conduct a social survey of residents regarding their understanding and knowledge of their local reservoir and how it would impact the new Reservoir Master plan.

Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)/Romolini, Michele
CURes worked with the Los Angeles Beautification Team to monitor street trees planted to combat climate concerns in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)/Romolini, Michele
Los Angeles Tree Canopy Assessment and Prioritization - The study used high-resolution imagery and LiDAR data to map the urban tree canopy for all of Los Angeles County.

Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)/Findlay,Jaclyn, Dominic, Baechler, Auger, Peter Strauss, Eric, Simso, Emily
Research was conducted on the coyote movement and patterns in the city of Long Beach. The purpose of the research was to understand the coyotes patterns and inform/educate the public on how they can co-exist. The research also helped inform a long-term coyote management plan for the City of Long Beach.

Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)/Romolini, Michele
LA STEW-MAP is part of a USDA Forest Service national research program that seeks to inventory, characterize, and geographically map the activities and relationships of environmental stewardship organizations in urban areas. This project aims to improve both the scholarship and practice surrounding environmental stewardship, and governance of urban natural resources.

Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)/Fimiani, Lisa
Predator aversion studies to reduce crow predation on eggs of the California least tern in Venice Beach California.

Facilities Management /Skidmore, John
Research on the crow population, quantify crow population at tern nesting preserve in Venice Beach California to help implement an aversion plan.

Office of Sustainaiblity/McKeown, Ian ,Hernandez, Jessica
The Sustainability Office partnered with 5 Gyres to research and gather data on plastic pollution across Los Angeles. The data was used to create an action plan for reducing the city's plastic pollution footprint.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The methodology followed to complete the research inventory is as follows:
- ORSP (Office of Research and Sponsored Projects) provided the list of all faculty/staff who applied for grants for research for the last fiscal year (FY'19)
- The list was reviewed, and the individuals who were conducting sustainability research (as defined by STARS) were counted on the attached document. Additional individuals whom have been involved in research were added by confirming with their departments that they were actively participating in research.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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