The food system is multi-disciplinary and complex, involving agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, economics, nutrition, sociology, and the arts.
Efforts to predict the emergence and spread of sudden oak death, an infectious tree-killing disease, have gotten a big boost from the work of grassroots volunteers.
The ranking appears in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.
A new study by Professor John Battles and collaborators at the National Park Service quantifies the amount of carbon stored and released through California forests and wildlands.
Through her research as part of the Rosenblum lab, Girard discovered two new species of peacock spiders and is working to build a phylogeny of the entire group.
Altieri was recognized for his significant contributions to the development of new food production models in changing global and environmental conditions.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
A featured conversation with Sally Jewell (U.S. Secretary of the Interior), Janet Napolitano (President of the University of California), Douglas Brinkley (Historian and Author), and Nicholas B. Dirks (UC Berkeley Chancellor).
ESPM graduate students Stella Cousins and Gavin McNicol will be working to study climate and sustainability in support of UC's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.
My research has drawn me to Yuma, to the self-proclaimed “winter vegetable capital of the world,” to better understand what it takes (and at what cost) to grow safe fresh vegetables such as leafy greens.
The existence of ultra-small bacteria has been debated for two decades, but there hasn’t been a comprehensive electron microscopy and DNA-based description of the microbes until now.
The similarity between vineyard landscapes in Chile and California is striking: both lie in mediterranean-climate ecosystems made up of twin vegetation types, and both produce some of the world’s best wines.
At the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, the scientists have monitored ten 30-square meter plots of meadowland since 1989.
The UC Berkeley Science Shop is a publicly accessible entity within Cal that connects small nonprofits, local government agencies, small businesses, and other civic organizations with undergraduate and graduate student researchers.
The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is quarantined as a harmful organism and has already caused economically significant lethal diseases of grapevine, citrus, plum, peach, almond, oak, oleander, and numerous forest tree species in the Americas.
This two and a half day summit(March 25-27, 2015) at UC Berkeley will feature 15 visionary plenary lectures by leading natural, physical and social scientists.
When we compared detailed information about the state’s forests taken during the 1920s and 1930s to current forests surveys, we found that California’s famed giant trees are suffering due to drier and warmer conditions.
The more I studied the biophysical sciences the more I discovered that the sciences have their hubris too; but I realized that science is just another form of narrative; it is wholly comprised of stories that are fought over endlessly through graphs and charts and impressive bibliographies.
Berkeley students Karen Andrade, Lara Cushing and Rachel Golden were each awarded a merit-based fellowship to help them develop the skills and expertise to address today’s environmental challenges.
Historical California vegetation data that more than once dodged the dumpster have now proved their true value, documenting that a changing forest structure seen in the Sierra Nevada has actually happened statewide over the past 90 years.