ESPM graduate student Allison Kidder at coastal sand dunes in Pt Reyes National Seashore with a fog collector and water collection bottles.

For more than a century, we have been rapidly altering our planet. Unfortunately, we will need to develop a much deeper understanding of how global ecosystems truly function if we are to address climate change, preserve biodiversity, and fix a polluted planet.

At UC Berkeley, we know that the time is now to break down barriers between disciplines and harness the diverse talents of biological, physical, and social scientists.

Humanity’s urgent need to understand, predict, and respond to the ongoing transformation of the planet’s ecosystems will require us to construct a whole new way of doing science.

Our Department is leading the way with multidisciplinary research and collaboration. With your help, we can achieve even more. Find out how.