A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests that climate change threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.
Berkeley researchers found two compact CRISPR systems, CasX and CasY, nearly doubling the potential tools like CRISPR-Cas9 for genome editing.
Professor Todd Dawson tests drone-based research tools as a way to monitor the Sierra Nevada’s giant sequoias and predict how they will deal with climate change and drought.
A new study measures exposure to 59 toxic chemicals in pregnant women and their newborns, and finds that the pollutants show up in higher levels in the newborns.
Bestowed in recognition of an individual's distinguished service to wildlife conservation, the award is the highest honor given by The Wildlife Society.
ESPM assistant adjunct professor Robert York has been awarded the Presidential Field Forester Award by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
An unprecedented 40-year experiment in a 40,000-acre valley of Yosemite National Park strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire.
A team of UC Berkeley researchers were awarded $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation for their work on a project titled: “US-Israel Collab: Pathogens and disease transmission in migratory birds along the Palearctic-African flyway.”
In a recent study of California annual grasslands, a new perspective on an old subject helped CNR researchers enhance their understanding of the effects of rainfall on grassland composition.
KQED's "Deep Look" series recently profiled the research of graduate student Erin Brandt, who is studying the elaborate mating rituals of colorful male jumping spiders.
A new study of snow leopards’ habitat has found that just one-third of their current range will be a refuge from climate change by 2070.
UC Berkeley Ph.D. student David Kurz traveled to Costa Rica and found that greater declines in population are related to the frogs' sensitivity to temperature.
The remarkable recovery of the endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog has now been documented in an expansive, data-rich study of the species in Yosemite National Park.
ESPM Cooperative Extension Specialist Vernard Lewis will be inducted into Pest Management Professional Magazine's 2016 Hall of Fame in honor of his 35-year career.
Four ESPM professors participated in the College of Natural Resources' Science to Solutions Iniative.
ESPM professor Mary Firestone has been announced as a 2016 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, which honors AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space sciences.
In southern Italy’s region of Apulia, the plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa is threatening the famous, generations-old olive trees that attract tourists and provide income to the rural communities there.
A new article lead-authored by graduate student David Kurz and published in the journal Biotropica finds that management decisions within tropical agricultural landscapes have a profound impact on biodiversity.
A new report co-authored by Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Theodore Gratham hightlights key lessons learned by the Austrailian State of Victoria that may help guide how California adapts environmental water management to address future droughts.
California, and the broader American West, is undergoing a momentous but under-appreciated revitalization of its ecosystems. The populations of almost every medium and large carnivore species are steadily increasing, and species not seen in nearly 100 years are making their reappearance. Professor Justin Brashares discusses why this has come to be and what this means for California’s wildlife and human communities.