ESPM on the UCB Calendar Network

Celebrating the Cal Forestry Centennial: 1914 – 2014 

ESPM Events are open to the general public. (Please note that some of the events below may be sponsored by other departments.)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century

This two-and-a-half day summit (March 25-27, 2015) at UC Berkeley will feature 15 visionary plenary lectures by leading natural, physical and social scientists. Visit for detailed summit information and enjoy the free live-stream at,

Monday, March 30, 2015

Forestry Seminar

Leaf area development in giant sequoia: Why doesn’t sequoia follow the rules?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement

A UC Berkeley course with live streaming open to the public. The food system is multi-disciplinary and complex, involving agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, economics, nutrition, sociology, and the arts. In this course, experts on organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, hunger and food security, farm bill reform, farm-to-school efforts, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Advances in our understanding of the origin of life

Fossil Coffee, an informal weekly seminar, in which UCMP curators, staff, grad students, and/or visiting researchers present their research, practice conference presentations, and/or discuss paleontological topics of interest.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Food Exchange: Cultivating Justice in Food Systems: People, Power, and Policy

Social justice is a key element in enabling transformations of food and agriculture systems; yet this matter requires greater public recognition. This interactive forum will address critical needs, policies, and practices that are necessary to confront the causes and consequences of injustices and inequities affecting marginalized and underserved people in food systems.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Eighth Annual Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference

The Conference is free. Registration, program, and more information can be found on the Conference Website (

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

"Taking the heat. What will it mean for the Corn Belt?" Donald Ort

Growth and photosynthetic performance of plants are frequently diminished by commonly occurring environmental conditions. For instance, in a fairly diverse group of plant species, a persistent inhibition of photosynthesis occurs when plants are exposed to chilling temperatures. My laboratory is investigating the underlying causes and molecular basis for inhibition of photosynthesis by low...