Archives for February 2012

Grassroots efforts: a farmer’s camel marketing cooperative in Inner Mongolia

In fieldwork in the U.S. and China, Professors Lynn Huntsinger and Li Wenjun of Peking University have noted efforts to restore or maintain some aspects of traditional systems in China and the U.S. at multiple scales. These adaptations may be those needed to retain or develop resilience and … [Read more...]

Professor Huntsinger Wins Grant Promoting Chinese Collaboration

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management professor Lynn Huntsinger won a $25,000 research grant from the Li Ka Shing Foundation for Women in Science. The award was announced February 15, 2012, and must be spent during the 2012 calendar year. The program is funded by the Chau Hoi Shuen … [Read more...]

Pamela, activist and leader who tirelessly works to improve her community’s health in rural Kenya

PhD student Katie Fiorella took this photo of her host mother Pamela while traveling on Lake Victoria from Mfangano Island, Kenya to the tiny fishing outpost called Remba. Pamela’s background as a community health worker has been useful for Katie, whose research focuses on the link between wildlife … [Read more...]

Graduate student Thomas Azwell’s research spurred by Gulf oil spill

BERKELEY — A graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources, deeply influenced by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, is helping to restore the Gulf’s blackened marshes with a project that could also aid threatened ecosystems nationwide, including in Northern … [Read more...]

Justin Brashares talks about emulating Jane Goodall, being chased up a tree by lions, and making the connection between European fisheries and African bushmeat markets

Our Environment e-Newsletter, Winter 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1 Interconnectedness is the most important concept in wildlife conservation. It's hardly obvious that ordering seafood for dinner in Germany, for example, might directly result in the death of African wildlife until Professor Justin … [Read more...]