ESPM Professor Lynn Huntsinger was awarded the 2013-2014 Berkeley Facutly Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs.
Sudden Oak Death Drying Up With Drought
The California drought is helping save the state's signature tree - the mighty oak - by slowing down the spread of the plague-like disease scientists call sudden oak death.
Spreading the Buzz About Native Bees
In honor of National Pollinator Week, Bay Nature's Beth Slatkin recently interviewed Professor Gordon Frankie on the status of California's diverse and productive pollinators. Read an excerpt of the interview here, and check out the full article on the Bay Nature site.
Central Valley Sees Big Drop in Wintertime Fog Needed for Fruit and Nut Crops
California's winter tule fog has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural industry, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Top Graduating Senior Makes a Splash in Water Policy
Rebecca Peters is this year's winner of the University Medal. A double major in society and environment and interdiciplinary studies, Rebecca is a diehard water and sanitation access warrior.
Gradfest 2014 Honors Students and Faculty
This year’s day-long GradFest included finishing talks from graduating PhD students, and recognized students and faculty for various awards.
Professor Carolyn Finney receives the 2014 Graduate Student Association’s Faculty Mentor Award
The 2014 ESPM Graduate Student Association’s (GSA) Faculty Mentor Award was recently given to Professor Carolyn Finney for her commitment to mentoring and helping graduate and undergraduate students succeed.
ESPM Distinguished Service Award Goes to Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes
ESPM graduate student Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes was recognized for his involvement to help improve the department.
A Special Anniversary Interview
Two years after our Earth Day interview, planet Earth returns to interview ESPM on the occasion of our 20th anniversary!
20th Anniversary Photo Contest Winners Announced!
As part of ESPM's 20th Anniversary celebration we invited ESPM community members to submit photos in four categories: Research, ESPM in Action, Community, and ESPM's History.
2014 Gradfest Symposium Keynote Lecture: Poet Robert Hass
Robert Hass is a former poet laureate of the United States and a recipient of the National Book Award, the MacArthur Genuis Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize.
Study Shows How Brazilian Cattle Ranching Policies Can Reduce Deforestation
A new study by UC Berkeley researchers and international collaborators finds that policies to support sustainable cattle ranching practices in Brazil could put a big dent in the beef and food industry’s greenhouse gas impact.
Inez Fung Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
ESPM Professor Inez Fung is one of seven UC Berkeley faculty and researchers recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' class of 2014!
Grad Student Misha Leong Curates Exhibit for Oakland Museum of California
Misha collaborated with the Oakland Museum of California as guest curator of Bees. The exhibit takes a look at the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human culture and agriculture.
Gradfest: May 2, 2014
This year's Grad Fest Symposium will feature research presentations from graduating students, a guest lecture by Jessica Weir (University of Western Sydney), a keynote presentation by poet Robert Hass, and remarks from the Graduate Diversity Council.
Will It Live or Die? Researchers Develop Biomarkers to Manage Impact of Sudden Oak Death
Ohio State University researchers have developed a way to predict the resistance or susceptibility of trees to sudden oak death disease, providing forest managers with the first effective method to manage trees in infested natural areas and in adjoining areas where the disease is expected in the future.
2014 Hans Jenny Memorial Lecture: Chris Mooney on "The Science of Why We Don't Believe in Science"
Journalist Chris Mooney's Hans Jenny Memorial Lecture focuses on the science of science denial at play in American culture.
Video: ESPM Fungi Foragers
A video about mushroom foraging in the Bay Area; features ESPM graduate student Sydney Glassman and ESPM professor Tom Bruns.
California’s Endangered Serengeti: Drought Could Wipe Out Key Wildlife on Carrizo Plain
The recent rains aside, the drought bedeviling California still is expected to be the worst in 500 years and will change the way Californians live and work—but not just the people. It’s going to be pretty hard cheese, as Evelyn Waugh might have said, on the critters as well.
Join the 20th Anniversary Photo Contest!
Help celebrate ESPM’s 20th anniversary by entering our photo contest!