Professors Lynn Huntsinger and Li Wenjun of Peking University have noted efforts to restore or maintain some aspects of traditional systems in China and the U.S. at multiple scales. These adaptations may be those needed to retain or develop resilience and sustain livelihoods in the face of rapid change.
Professor Huntsinger will collaborate with Peking University professor Li Wenjun, researching how herders in northwest China experience and cope with climate and ecosystem change.
Pamela’s background as a community health worker has been useful for graduate student Katie Fiorella, whose research focuses on the link between wildlife harvest and health outcomes.
Graduate student Thomas Azwell is deeply influenced by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and is helping to restore the Gulf’s blackened marshes with a project that could also aid threatened ecosystems nationwide, including in Northern California.
The Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology (BiGCB) plans to develop a Predictive Biosystems Informatics Engine (PBIE), to access, visualize, and analyze rich data, and provide the foundation for building the next generation of models of the biotic response to global change.
Professor Merchant was named for her distinguished contributions to the field of history and philosophy of science, particularly for the history of the scientific revolution and gender and science.
Once one of the most productive ecosystems in North America, hosting 100 million fish, the Salton Sea is now impaired and Selenium (Se) is one of the constituents that threaten its health.
The Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems, which includes many of our department's faculty and students, brings together interdisciplinary researchers, writers, and practitioners to find solutions to launch the next generation of agricultural leaders.
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations
Professors Whendee Silver and Dennis Baldocchi speak with NPR correspondent Christopher Joyce about 'carbon ranching'.
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