CURes supports a wide variety of research activities aimed at a better understanding of the biological and social structure and function of urban communities. Our goals are to enhance the public understanding of urban resilience as a tool for healthy neighborhoods, advance a vigorous program of research and education, and engage the public as critical stakeholders in urban policy and management.

For more information on our research projects, contact our Managing Director, Dr. Michele Romolini, at

Dr. Demian Willette (LMU Biology) instructs students on genetic analysis techniques for the Long Beach Coyote Monitoring project.
Dr. John Dorsey (LMU Environmental Science) aids students in water quality data collection for the Ballona Freshwater Marsh survey.
A student skipping along a hiking trail
Game camera footage from the Baldwin Hills Parklands User Survey.