Runoff from the Sierra Nevada, a critical source of California’s water supply, could be enhanced by thinning forests, according to a report from University of California, Merced, UC Berkeley and Environmental Defense.
Hundreds of millions of people worldwide consume bushmeat a key source of bio-available iron, particularly for those living in rural communities. But when the menu includes endangered species, human nutritional needs must contend with efforts to manage wildlife resources.
The University of California will add 4,584 acres of Northern California mixed-conifer forest to its research lands; the transfer is the largest single acquisition of forestland in the University’s history.
An alarming 93 percent of San Francisco Bay’s tidal marsh could be lost in the next 50 to 100 years with 5.4 feet (1.65 meters) of sea-level rise and low sediment availability, according to a new study led by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO).
The Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems brings together researchers, writers, and practictioners to focus on feeding the world's growing population, while addressing poverty and lack of access to land.
Fields W. Cobb, Jr., internationally recognized entomologist and well-known philanthropist, passed away on November 7, 2011, at the age of 79
The funguslike pathogen that causes sudden oak death is showing up more frequently at lower elevations in the Oakland hills. But the disease remains patchy and has not spread as aggressively.
By Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan, Special to The Chronicle
The grant funds seven major projects and involves the participation of faculty members in eight departments including ESPM.
Conservation and resource studies senior Devin Richards was named as a finalist in the category of sustainability. UC Berkeley was the sole public university selected from the United States.
The scale of the aquaculture industry is expanding around the world, generating a number of environmental and social impacts that cause increasing concern.
The Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory at UC Berkeley used 10,000 tree and plant samples collected by 500 citizens between April and June this year and found that sudden oak death is spreading rapidly throughout the Bay Area.
Dr. Van Steenwyk will provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) on a broad array of issues.
The Stephens Lab and the Moritz Lab understand the importance of fire in many ecosystems and study the science of fire from a holistic perspective.
A new study in Science led by Santiago Ramirez , post-doctoral researcher in theTsutsui Lab, has found that the orchid bee evolved at least 12 millions years earlier than the orchid.
Professor O'Rouke discuses GoodGuide, his company to help consumers make purchasing decisions that reflect their personal values.
Orchid bees aren’t so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.
Congratulations to the 2011 recipients of the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships.
Kendra Klein was recognized by the Switzer Foundation as an emerging environmental leader who is dedicated to positive environmental change in her career, while pursuing a graduate degree.
Professor Damian Elias identifies the cause of sounds made by some hummingbird species during courtship.