Professor Scott Stephens delivered the opening remarks at the Little Hoover Commission's public hearing in response to California's growing tree mortality crisis.
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.
The first of three large land donations from PG&E to the University of California has been officially transferred, expanding UC’s research forest lands by 1,459 acres.
Professor Todd Dawson tests drone-based research tools as a way to monitor the Sierra Nevada’s giant sequoias and predict how they will deal with climate change and drought.
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 article lead-authored by graduate student David Kurz and published in the journal Biotropica finds that management decisions within tropical agricultural landscapes have a profound impact on biodiversity.
A new report co-authored by Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Theodore Gratham hightlights key lessons learned by the Austrailian State of Victoria that may help guide how California adapts environmental water management to address future droughts.
A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences.
PhD candidate and National Geographic grantee Matthew Luskin spent a year in the rain forest of Indonesia tracking critically endangered Sumatran tigers.
ESPM Professor Katharine Milton appeared in an episode of a Canadian TV series to discuss the loss of the ability to synthesize vitamin C and what this means for humans today.
Congratulations to 1st year Ph.D student Rebecca Brunner, the first place winner of the 2016 Distinguished Fellows Video Contest.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
At the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, the scientists have monitored ten 30-square meter plots of meadowland since 1989.