Governor Brown announced yesterday his reappointment of J. Keith Gilless, dean of the College of Natural Resources and professor of forest economics, as chair of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.
ESPM's Erik Oerter and Ronald Amundson have found a new way to tease out signals about Earth’s climatic past from soil deposits on gravel and pebbles, adding an unprecedented level of detail to the existing paleoclimate record.
Research in the Illilouette Creek Basin shows that allowing fires to burn, rather than strict fire suppression, can lead to more resilient forests with smaller future fires and lessened impacts on the environment.
ESPM scientists and their collaborators on the SNAMP project say there is a great need for forest restoration and fire hazard reduction treatments in Sierra Nevada forests.
In an interview with Aeon.com, professor Amundson discusses how we can address the current problems with our soil – or whether we should start looking at the desolate surface of Mars as our future.
ESPM Ph.D. candidate Matthew Luskin explains in an interview the effects that palm oil expansion has on wild pigs and macaques, and how these changes can indirectly but substantially damage the environment.
ESPM Professor Steven Beissinger was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to conservation biology and avian population biology.
ESPM Graduate student Sydney Glassman discovered that a fungal spore bank under the devastating 2013 Rim Fire has helped regenerate new forests.
Alasdair Cohen’s collaboration with the China CDC allowed him to conduct the first known research study on household water treatments in China.
ESPM Professor Carolyn Merchant discusses her new book, Autonomous Nature: Problems of Prediction and Control from Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution.
Professor Scott Stephens sits down for an interview to tell us about his experience going to the White House.
The UC California Naturalist Program, launched by Cooperative Extension specialist Adina Merenlender in 2012, has just been honored as "Program of the Year" by the Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs.
ESPM graduate student Marco Pfeiffer and professor Ronald Amundson study the relationship between soil, climate, and landscape in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
In the recently published U.S. News & World Report, UC Berkeley ranks #1 in Environment/Ecology and #3 overall.
ESPM Cooperative Extension Specialist Jennifer Sowerwine appeared on New York Times columnist Mark Bittman's video series to discuss Hmong and Mien farmers in California's Central Valley.
ESPM Professor Whendee Silver was named Berkeley's first Faculty Climate Action Champion for outstanding research and public service.
Postdoctoral researcher Michael Thomas Bogan, recent graduate Jason Hwan, and Professor Stephanie Carlson studied small creeks in northern California and found more diversity than they expected.
Historian Douglas Brinkley visited Berkeley on September 17, 2015 to deliver a talk as part of the ESPM Seminar series.
Professor Jonas Mekcling argues that to speed up progress in tackling climate change, policymakers need to build political support by investing in clean-energy industries rather than first penalizing polluters, according to a new policy paper by UC Berkeley researchers.
We are proud to announce that ESPM has achieved Green Certification through the Office of Sustainability and Energy's Green Department Certification Program!