Professor Merchant will be working on the project “Ideas of Nature in the Scientific Revolution,” a study for which she also received an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship this year.
Professor Almeida was recognized for his outstanding recent contribution in plant pathology.
Eric Olliff, who is earning a B.S. in conservation and resource studies and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature, is the University Medalist, the annual award bestowed on Berkeley’s top graduating senior for the last 150 years.
The award goes to PI Claire Kremen and an interdisciplinary international team of scientists, to compare and contrast how how smallholder agricultural production versus large-scale agribusiness affect ecosystem services along commodity chains.
Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community.
Professor Peluso and Professor Iles were recognized for their vital role in mentoring graduate students and training future faculty, and have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students.
Professor Huntsinger will collaborate with Peking University professor Li Wenjun, researching how herders in northwest China experience and cope with climate and ecosystem change.
The Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology (BiGCB) plans to develop a Predictive Biosystems Informatics Engine (PBIE), to access, visualize, and analyze rich data, and provide the foundation for building the next generation of models of the biotic response to global change.
Professor Merchant was named for her distinguished contributions to the field of history and philosophy of science, particularly for the history of the scientific revolution and gender and science.
The grant funds seven major projects and involves the participation of faculty members in eight departments including ESPM.
Conservation and resource studies senior Devin Richards was named as a finalist in the category of sustainability. UC Berkeley was the sole public university selected from the United States.
Dr. Van Steenwyk will provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) on a broad array of issues.
Congratulations to the 2011 recipients of the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships.
Kendra Klein was recognized by the Switzer Foundation as an emerging environmental leader who is dedicated to positive environmental change in her career, while pursuing a graduate degree.
Professor Allen Goldstein will be sharing an award of $860,000 over three years with colleague Evan Variano of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Goldstein will be studying the evaporation of oil into the atmosphere.
Hillary Sardiñas recently received $25,000 for her project to study the provision of pollination services and subsequent economic benefits associated with hedgerow restoration, a common habitat enhancement technique.
Congratulations to ESPM professors Steve Beissinger, Ron Amundson, and Allen Goldstein, who recently earned notable awards and honors.