In September, I traveled to Japan to take part in a two-week long field lecture series hosted by professors and researchers of Shizuoka University to discuss issues surrounding forest management and forest policy on the global scale.
Professor Robert Lane Honored with Hoogstraal Medal
Professor Lane was recognized for his contributions in tick biology and to the epidemiology of Lyme disease. The Hoogstraal Medal honors outstanding lifelong service to medical entomology.
Sprouting from the Ashes
Several years after a prescribed fire, we were counting sequoia seedlings sprouting in newly formed canopy gaps in order to see if these conditions promoted seedling establishment.
Coexist or Perish, Wildfire Analysis Says
A new international research review led by UC Berkeley says the debate over fuel-reduction techniques is only a small part of a much larger fire problem.
U.S. News & World Reports Ranks Berkeley #1 in Environment/Ecology
We are proud to announce that UC Berkeley has been ranked the top university in Environment/Ecology by the U.S.
Bringing Forests Into Focus
95% of California's population lives in cities. How can we, as environmental scientists, share our interest in and knowledge of the natural world with those who lack access to fields and forests?
Hunters and Environmentalists: Finding Common Ground
Although early conservation efforts were closely tied to hunting and management of game species, conservation priorities have since shifted toward biodiversity and ecosystem conservation.
In Memoriam - Evert I. Schlinger
Internationally recognized entomologist and well-known philanthropist Evert Irving Schlinger of Concord, professor emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of Entomological Sciences, passed Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Lafayette, California.
Where Fire is Working in California
As part of the Graduate Training in Cooperative Extension Program, I am “making (my) science matter” to the public while building skills for the workforce.
Professor George Oster Wins Sackler Prize in Biophysics
Professor Oster was awarded the prize for his discovery of physical principles behind intracellular force generation in cell motility, morphogenesis and biological pattern formation.
Silver and Andersen Labs Featured on PBS Series
PBS’s new series, “Food Forward,” explores issues surrounding food in the United States. Covering topics such as urban agriculture, sustainable fishing, grass-fed beef, soil science and school lunch reform.
Changing Farming Practices to Preserve Evolutionary Diversity
A new study by ESPM postdoctoral researchers Daniel Karp and Leithen M'gonigle, and professor Claire Kremen, highlights just how dramatic the evolutionary diversity of wildlife is affected when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.
King Fire Puts UC Research Forest to the Test
A key University of California, Berkeley, research station is threatened by the King Fire in El Dorado County.
ESPM Ranks First in Environmental Sciences for 2nd Consecutive Year
ESPM ranked first in environmental sciences in the 2014 QS World Universities Rankings by subject.
Shifting Perceptions of Who Can Enjoy Nature
Cal Alumna Rue Mapp is being recognized for her work supporting diverse participation and appreciation of the great outdoors.
Study Suggests Changes in Farming Practices can Save Evolutionary Diversity
A new study by biologists at Stanford University and UC Berkeley highlights the dramatic hit on the evolutionary diversity of wildlife when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.
Biologists Try to Dig Endangered Pupfish Out of its Hole
A conservation biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, is giving important guidance in the efforts to rescue Devils Hole pupfish by establishing a captive breeding program.
Rim Fire Reprise Warning: Restoring Forests the Wrong Way May Fuel Future Fires
As the U.S. Forest Service finalizes plans to restore forests torched in last year’s Yosemite-area Rim Fire—the third largest in state history—conservationists are worried that the scheme skimps on environmental protection.
Global Wildlife Decline Driving Slave Labor, Organized Crime
Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a new policy paper led by UC Berkeley researchers.
Calling on the Community: Detecting and Managing Sudden Oak Death
Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a serious exotic disease, is threatening the survival of tanoak and several oak species in California. Community volunteers can help by collecting and submitting leaf samples for DNA-based analyses.