Changing rainfall and drought patterns likely play a key role in shaping natural selection among plants and animals in the wild, according to a study co-authored by associate professor Stephanie Carlson.
Professor Jill Banfield is among thirteen UC Berkeley faculty chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years for biomedical research.
Chile’s University of La Frontera has named ESPM Professor Miguel Altieri an honorary professor of agricultural and forest sciences.
Professor Scott Stephens delivered the opening remarks at the Little Hoover Commission's public hearing in response to California's growing tree mortality crisis.
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) will expand efforts to explore the potential of gene editing in the areas of agriculture and microbiology. ESPM professor Jill Banfield will lead the microbiology group.
The first of three large land donations from PG&E to the University of California has been officially transferred, expanding UC’s research forest lands by 1,459 acres.
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.