By Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan, Special to The Chronicle
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.
The scale of the aquaculture industry is expanding around the world, generating a number of environmental and social impacts that cause increasing concern.
The Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory at UC Berkeley used 10,000 tree and plant samples collected by 500 citizens between April and June this year and found that sudden oak death is spreading rapidly throughout the Bay Area.
Dr. Van Steenwyk will provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) on a broad array of issues.
The Stephens Lab and the Moritz Lab understand the importance of fire in many ecosystems and study the science of fire from a holistic perspective.
A new study in Science led by Santiago Ramirez , post-doctoral researcher in theTsutsui Lab, has found that the orchid bee evolved at least 12 millions years earlier than the orchid.
Professor O'Rouke discuses GoodGuide, his company to help consumers make purchasing decisions that reflect their personal values.
Orchid bees aren’t so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.
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 Damian Elias identifies the cause of sounds made by some hummingbird species during courtship.
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.
Professor Peng Gong and PhD student Iryna Dronova are applying remote sensing, GIS, and field surveys to study the seasonal variation in plant functional types that not only provide critical habitat but are key players in Poyang lake’s biogeochemical cycles.
PhD student Sheri Spiegal and the Range Ecology Lab, under the leadership of Professor James Bartolome, are measuring vegetation change across space and time in Tejon Ranch’s grasslands and isolating environmental factors driving the change.
UC Berkeley and the Italian National Research Council showed that the pathogen responsible for cypress canker disease, has lived and thrived in California for a long time.
Getz lab member Steve Bellan is looking at how the behavior of scavengers, like the black-backed jackals, contributes to the dynamics of infectious diseases.
Steve Bellan, a Ph.D. student in the Getz Lab, uses a combination of dynamic modeling and field work to gain insight into how host movement and social behavior contribute to the epidemiologic dynamics of infectious diseases.
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.