Professor Jonas Mekcling argues that to speed up progress in tackling climate change, policymakers need to build political support by investing in clean-energy industries rather than first penalizing polluters, according to a new policy paper by UC Berkeley researchers.
We are proud to announce that ESPM has achieved Green Certification through the Office of Sustainability and Energy's Green Department Certification Program!
ESPM professor Jonas Meckling on why government policy needs to catch up with the reality that domestic firms (and efforts to protect the environment) benefit from free trade in the clean energy industry.
California’s giant sequoias are showing signs of stress — some have leaves that are drier and sparser than usual — and UC Berkeley tree biologist Anthony Ambrose thinks the drought is to blame.
ESPM Postdoctoral Researcher Daniel Karp is lead author on a new study showing that clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops doesn't reduce field contamination.
ESPM Professor Claire Kremen appeared on New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman's video series about sustainable agriculture to discuss the role of pollinators in crop production.
A microbe in the coffee berry borer's gut allows it to consume massive amounts of caffeine. Research co-authored by professor Eoin Brodie and Postdoc Javier Ceja-Navarro sheds light on the ecology of the destructive bug and could lead to new ways to fight it.
Dangerous, illegal, and environmentally destructive, smallholder mining in Indonesia nevertheless offers a shot at prosperity for marginalised rural people.
Following a national search, UC President Janet Napolitano has tapped Glenda Humiston, currently the California state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, as her nominee for the vice president for the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
By monitoring fish populations and environmental conditions, Professor Stephanie Carlson’s lab helps water managers and farmers make better decisions about water diversions, which could protect native fish.
Scientists have identified more than 35 new groups of bacteria, clarifying a mysterious branch of the tree of life that has been hazy.
Miguel Altieri's Lab uses the concepts of agroecology to obtain a deep understanding of the nature of agroecosystems and the principles by which they function.
In addition to their work mentoring students through the Berkeley Connect program, Brashares and Rosenblum are known for supporting students academically, professionally, and personally.
As president of the ESPM Graduate Diversity Council, Corbin has been instrumental in advocating for departmental diversity.
The lab is recognized for helping to develop a first-of-a-kind carbon offset methodology to quantify emissions reductions from the application of compost to rangelands.
Steadily and alarmingly, humans have been depleting Earth's soil resources faster than the nutrients can be replenished.
The 2015 Gradfest keynote lecture was an extended Q&A Session with award-winning journalist and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman.
Radhika Kannan, a conservation and resource studies minor, was just named UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior.
This year’s GradFest included finishing talks from graduating PhD students, a discussion with food journalist Mark Bittman, and remarks from the Graduate Diversity Council, as well as some outstanding finishing talks by ESPM graduate students.
The food system is multi-disciplinary and complex, involving agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, economics, nutrition, sociology, and the arts.