A new Public Policy Institute of California report calls for more active management of the state's headwater forests.
A new study from UC Berkeley researchers helps create a clearer understanding of how networks of plants and pollinators form over time to create communities.
Living within a mile of active wells has been correlated to increased health risks, including heart disease and cancer.
New research from Rachel Morello-Frosch finds that noise pollution is loudest in black neighborhoods and segregated cities
A new study indicates that the impact of a pregnant woman’s exposure to several toxic chemicals commonly found in the environment was generally larger if the mother was stressed.
A study led by ecologists at UC Berkeley has found significant flaws in the research used to challenge the U.S. Forest Service plan to restore Sierra Nevada forests to less dense, and less fire-prone, environments.
A new model developed by members of the Resh Lab can assist researchers in studying how future climate change and pesticide runoff could together impact macroinvertebrate diversity in rivers, which could in turn affect the health of surrounding ecosystems.
Research from the Brashares lab shows that in a fishing community with high rates of disease and declining fish stocks around Kenya’s Lake Victoria, human illness exacerbates unsustainable fishing practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In southern Italy’s region of Apulia, the plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa is threatening the famous, generations-old olive trees that attract tourists and provide income to the rural communities there.