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.
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.
Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community.
Professor Peluso and Professor Iles were recognized for their vital role in mentoring graduate students and training future faculty, and have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students.
This year's Hans Jenny Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Director of the Tropical Agriculture and the the Rural Environment Program, Senior Research Scholar, and Director of the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
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.
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.