The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry was awarded $3.4 million to train Ph.D. students in the principles of green chemistry and the design of clean-energy technologies.
ESPM interviewed second-year graduate student Joanna Hsu, of the Suding Lab. She is currently working on several projects, including a cross-site analysis of the impact of climate variability on plant communities, and research on food distribution models for a grocery store that will serve low-income neighborhoods.
Professor Neil Tsutsui is a guest expert on the public radio show Radiolab, in an episode uncovering the warlike, marauding Argentine ants.
Ellen Kersten and colleagues' paper, Small Food Stores and Availability of Nutritious Foods: A Comparison of Database and In-Store Measures, Northern California, 2009, examined one of the fundamental tools used in the food environment research.
Getting an opportunity to meet with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu with fellow graduate students from my renewable energy class was definitely an extraordinary moment in my graduate career.
Looking at what our closest-living relatives, monkeys and apes, eat in their natural environment, we can gain insight into the benefits and dangers of consuming estrogenic foods.
The study, published today (Tuesday, June 12) in Ecosphere, used 16 different climate change models to generate what the researchers said is one of the most comprehensive projections to date of how climate change might affect global fire patterns.
With a rise in wildfires predicted in many parts of the country, researchers say controlled burns and other treatments to manage risk should be stepped up.
The Society honored Dr. Formann's commitment to scholarship aimed at improving rural livelihoods, mentoring students, and championing participatory natural resource management.
Professor Merchant will be working on the project “Ideas of Nature in the Scientific Revolution,” a study for which she also received an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship this year.
Professor Almeida was recognized for his outstanding recent contribution in plant pathology.
Eric Olliff, who is earning a B.S. in conservation and resource studies and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature, is the University Medalist, the annual award bestowed on Berkeley’s top graduating senior for the last 150 years.
The award goes to PI Claire Kremen and an interdisciplinary international team of scientists, to compare and contrast how how smallholder agricultural production versus large-scale agribusiness affect ecosystem services along commodity chains.
Six new carved redwood benches, made the journey from UC Russell Reservation, a research facility in the hills of Contra Costa County, to their new home adjacent to Mulford Hall today (May 7) to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the UC Berkeley Forestry Club.
The competition between farmers and fish for precious water in California is intensifying in wine country, suggests a new study by biologists at the University of California, Berkeley.
The current controversy at the Gill Tract has led to the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at the University of California at Berkeley, or “DFS,” surfacing in campus and newspaper communications.
Pedro Sanchez is the Director of the Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program, Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Annie Leonard is the creator of "The Story of Stuff", a 20-minute lecture about the economic supply chain.
By Ned MacKay, San Jose Mercury News
In the days leading up to Earth Day 2012, we were able to obtain an exclusive interview with our home planet.