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!
ESPM professor Jonas Meckling on why government policy needs to catch up with the reality that domestic firms (and efforts to protect the environment) benefit from free trade in the clean energy industry.
California’s giant sequoias are showing signs of stress — some have leaves that are drier and sparser than usual — and UC Berkeley tree biologist Anthony Ambrose thinks the drought is to blame.
ESPM Postdoctoral Researcher Daniel Karp is lead author on a new study showing that clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops doesn't reduce field contamination.
ESPM Professor Claire Kremen appeared on New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman's video series about sustainable agriculture to discuss the role of pollinators in crop production.
A microbe in the coffee berry borer's gut allows it to consume massive amounts of caffeine. Research co-authored by professor Eoin Brodie and Postdoc Javier Ceja-Navarro sheds light on the ecology of the destructive bug and could lead to new ways to fight it.