A new study representing a collaboration across several ESPM lab groups has found that organic farming is much more productive than commonly perceived.
While the focus of so much environmental attention these days relates to how species and ecosystems are going to respond to all the changes we are throwing at them, certain species that thrive on change find themselves living in an artificially stabilized world, with equally problematic results.
Since 2010, Professor Dennis Baldocchi’s biometerology lab has been monitoring the restoration of wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to measure their viability as carbon farms. And they’re getting close to finding methods that can make predicting the “productivity” of these areas much easier and more cost efficient.
The honor recognizes distinguished efforts in the scientific and social applications of science.
In September, I traveled to Japan to take part in a two-week long field lecture series hosted by professors and researchers of Shizuoka University to discuss issues surrounding forest management and forest policy on the global scale.
Professor Lane was recognized for his contributions in tick biology and to the epidemiology of Lyme disease. The Hoogstraal Medal honors outstanding lifelong service to medical entomology.
Several years after a prescribed fire, we were counting sequoia seedlings sprouting in newly formed canopy gaps in order to see if these conditions promoted seedling establishment.
A new international research review led by UC Berkeley says the debate over fuel-reduction techniques is only a small part of a much larger fire problem.
We are proud to announce that UC Berkeley has been ranked the top university in Environment/Ecology by the U.S.
95% of California's population lives in cities. How can we, as environmental scientists, share our interest in and knowledge of the natural world with those who lack access to fields and forests?
Although early conservation efforts were closely tied to hunting and management of game species, conservation priorities have since shifted toward biodiversity and ecosystem conservation.
Internationally recognized entomologist and well-known philanthropist Evert Irving Schlinger of Concord, professor emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of Entomological Sciences, passed Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Lafayette, California.
As part of the Graduate Training in Cooperative Extension Program, I am “making (my) science matter” to the public while building skills for the workforce.
Professor Oster was awarded the prize for his discovery of physical principles behind intracellular force generation in cell motility, morphogenesis and biological pattern formation.
PBS’s new series, “Food Forward,” explores issues surrounding food in the United States. Covering topics such as urban agriculture, sustainable fishing, grass-fed beef, soil science and school lunch reform.
A new study by ESPM postdoctoral researchers Daniel Karp and Leithen M'gonigle, and professor Claire Kremen, highlights just how dramatic the evolutionary diversity of wildlife is affected when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.
A key University of California, Berkeley, research station is threatened by the King Fire in El Dorado County.
ESPM ranked first in environmental sciences in the 2014 QS World Universities Rankings by subject.
Cal Alumna Rue Mapp is being recognized for her work supporting diverse participation and appreciation of the great outdoors.
A new study by biologists at Stanford University and UC Berkeley highlights the dramatic hit on the evolutionary diversity of wildlife when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.