Honors and Awards
Jill Banfield to co-lead new initiative focused on sustainability and health
The Audacious Project awarded $70 million to the Innovative Genomics Institute's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and treat incurable diseases.
Kristin Dobbin appointed to SAFER Advisory Group
Dobbin will advise California water regulators on expanding access to clean drinking water for all communities.
ESPM grad student Kendall Calhoun named 2023 Smith Fellow
The fellowship will support Calhoun’s continued research on the impact of California’s megafires on wildlife.
Christine Wilkinson receives Rising Black Scientist Award from Cell Press
The annual award provides funds and supports professional development to help break down barriers for Black scientists.
Ron Amundson honored by the Geological Society of America
The ESPM soil scientist received the 2022 Farouk El-Baz Award, which recognizes an outstanding body of work in the field of desert research.
Alexii Sigona named Local Hero by the Bay Nature Institute
Sigona, an ESPM graduate student and member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, was recognized for his community involvement and research on Indigenous land access and collaborative stewardship
Rachel Morello-Frosch elected to National Academy of Medicine
Morello-Frosch is recognized for her expertise on structural determinants of environmental health inequities and her leadership in community-engaged data science.
ESPM professor Christopher Schell named California Academy of Sciences Fellow
As a Fellow, Schell will assist the Academy in public engagement, education, and collaborative research efforts.
Paolo D’Odorico to be honored by American Meteorological Society
The ESPM professor will be awarded the Society’s highest honor and named a fellow.
Professor Scott Stephens appointed to federal wildfire commission
Stephens, a professor of fire science and ecology and co-director of Berkeley Forests, will advise federal efforts to better prevent, mitigate, suppress, and manage wildland fires.
Professor Dennis Baldocchi awarded international water prize
The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water recognizes cutting-edge innovation in water research.
ESPM, ERG graduate students named 2022 Switzer Fellows
ESPM’s Leslie “Leke” Hutchins and ERG’s Chelsi Sparti receive support for their work to drive positive environmental change.
ESPM postdoc Christine Wilkinson named 2022 Schmidt Science Fellow
The postdoctoral award will support Wilkinson as she explores machine learning and computer science.
Graduating environmental science student Anjika Pai awarded University Medal
Described as "well-rounded, intrepid, and entrepreneurial" by Professor Alastair Iles, Pai plans to study environmental law at Northeastern University in Boston.
Faculty and students honored with 2022 Sustainability Awards
Professors Celine Pallud and Kate O’Neill and undergraduates Gabrielle Christina Ledesma Ambayec, Moe Sumino, and Justin Hogenauer were recognized for helping make UC Berkeley more sustainable.
ESPM graduate students receive National Science Foundation awards
Seven current and incoming graduate students will be supported by the prestigious research fellowship.
Two ESPM-led projects receive seed grant funding from the Berkeley Food Institute
The award will support research on pathogens and coffee in Costa Rica, and biodiversity and food sovereignty on Hawai'i.
Ciriacy-Wantrup postdoctoral fellow wins geography's top early career paper prize
Dr. Hilary Faxon was honored with the 2022 J. Warren Nystrom Award at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.
Nancy Lee Peluso honored by American Association of Geographers
The ESPM professor received the distinguished career award from the AAG’s Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group.
Two Faculty Members Join AAAS Fellows
Professors Rodrigo Almeida and Paolo D’Odorico have been elected American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows.