Researchers at the Berkeley Cannabis Research Center have created a mapping tool to help guide local land use planning discussions and decisions.
With climate change, Berkeley snow lab’s mission remains critical
Central Sierra Snow Laboratory Manager Andrew Schwartz and Director Robert Rhew, professor in ESPM, talk about the station's important work monitoring California's snowpack.
New center will apply data science to solving environmental challenges
Open science and collaboration with communities is at the heart of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center for Data Science and Environment.
Disease outbreak linked to widespread ecological disturbance in remote Andes
The findings point to the importance of tracking the effects of disease outbreaks globally.
Two endangered glass frogs discovered near Andean mining sites
ESPM PhD Candidate Becca Brunner says the discovery highlights the region’s “cryptic diversity” and the importance of conservation.
Historical redlining is associated with present-day air pollution disparities in U.S. cities
A new study co-authored by Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch found a strong correlation between historic housing discrimination and air pollution.
Ciriacy-Wantrup postdoctoral fellow wins geography's top early career paper prize
Dr. Hilary Faxon was honored with the 2022 J. Warren Nystrom Award at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.
The Climate Crisis: Justice and Solutions
ESPM faculty share their expertise in a new Berkeley News series on innovative and equitable climate solutions.
How Indigenous burning shaped the Klamath’s forests for a millennia
A new study from ESPM researchers found that decades of logging and fire suppression have left California’s forests prone to drought, infestation, and catastrophic wildfire.
Nancy Lee Peluso honored by American Association of Geographers
The ESPM professor received the distinguished career award from the AAG’s Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group.
Support ESPM during Big Give 2022
Make a gift to our graduate student support funds on March 10 during Cal's day of giving!
The Society for Freshwater Science Emerge Program promotes diversity in STEM
Continuing lecturer and Essig Museum specialist Patina Mendez helps Emerge scholars develop skills to become freshwater scientists.
Rosemary Gillespie contributes to “Biodiversity at Risk” publication
An ESPM professor and evolutionary ecologist, Gillespie is co-author of a resource on biodiversity published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
U.N. climate report underscores urgency of cutting carbon emissions
Patrick Gonzalez, ESPM associate adjunct professor, served as a lead author of the chapter on terrestrial ecosystems.
Research spotlight: Brian Kastl
A grad student in the Grantham lab, Kastl is exploring new ways to protect endangered coho salmon
Lessons on wildfire resilience from a 4,000-acre forest lab
UC Berkeley’s Blodgett Forest Research Station is a model for how California can reduce the risk of severe wildfires.
Rausser College 2022 Photo contest
Enter the Rausser College story photo contest! Submit your best images by February 28 for a chance to win prizes and to have your work featured in College publications and social media.
Transnational land investments induce competition for water resources
A study co-authored by Paolo D’Odorico suggests that the transition from smallholder farming to large-scale commercial agriculture is enhancing the strain on water availability.
Two Faculty Members Join AAAS Fellows
Professors Rodrigo Almeida and Paolo D’Odorico have been elected American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows.
Advancing Inclusion and Anti-Racism in the College Classroom
A new tool created by ESPM faculty and students aims to support instructors in developing anti-racist approaches to course design and teaching practices.