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).
Feeding the world: It's all about starting small
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.
In Memoriam - Fields W. Cobb, Jr.
Fields W. Cobb, Jr., internationally recognized entomologist and well-known philanthropist, passed away on November 7, 2011, at the age of 79
Oak killing mold spreads in East Bay
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.
Professor Gordon Frankie Contributes to Art and Science Installation at Botanical Garden
By Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan, Special to The Chronicle
Berkeley Initiative awarded $2.5 million from Moore Foundation
The grant funds seven major projects and involves the participation of faculty members in eight departments including ESPM.
ESPM Undergraduate a Finalist in International Competition
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.
Fishing for aquaculture answers
The scale of the aquaculture industry is expanding around the world, generating a number of environmental and social impacts that cause increasing concern.
Bay Area Sudden Oak Cases Jump, Survey Says
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.
Robert Van Steenwyk Appointed to Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Dr. Van Steenwyk will provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) on a broad array of issues.
The science of wildland fires
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.
The evolution of the orchid and the orchid bee
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.
Care2.com Interviews Dara O’Rourke: Empowering Consumers To Shop Their Values
Professor O'Rouke discuses GoodGuide, his company to help consumers make purchasing decisions that reflect their personal values.
Bees outpace orchids in evolution
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.
ESPM Graduate Students Receive EPA STAR Fellowships
Congratulations to the 2011 recipients of the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships.
PhD Student Kendra Klein named Switzer Fellow
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.
New paper co-authored by Damian Elias describes how hummingbird feathers 'sing' during courtship
Professor Damian Elias identifies the cause of sounds made by some hummingbird species during courtship.
Professor Allen Goldstein receives award to study Gulf Oil Spill
Professor Allen Goldstein will be sharing an award of $860,000 over three years with colleague Evan Variano of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Goldstein will be studying the evaporation of oil into the atmosphere.
The rare and endangered Siberian White Crane
Professor Peng Gong and PhD student Iryna Dronova are applying remote sensing, GIS, and field surveys to study the seasonal variation in plant functional types that not only provide critical habitat but are key players in Poyang lake’s biogeochemical cycles.
Science-based ranch management
PhD student Sheri Spiegal and the Range Ecology Lab, under the leadership of Professor James Bartolome, are measuring vegetation change across space and time in Tejon Ranch’s grasslands and isolating environmental factors driving the change.