ESPM professor will advise efforts to protect wildlife corridors and habitat.
Copper-based chemicals may be contributing to ozone depletion
ESPM professor Robert Rhew was the senior author of the recent study on our atmosphere.
What is Wishcycling?
In a recent post in The Conversation, ESPM's Jessica Heiges and Kate O'Neill discuss the global waste crisis and why our recycling system isn't working.
Study: Safe drinking water remains out of reach for many Californians
Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch co-authored the recent analysis along with other researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Branching out: how Jill Banfield’s research reimagines our “tree of life”
In a recent profile in California Magazine, learn how the ESPM professor's curiosity and quest for understanding vastly expand our knowledge of life on Earth.
Susan Hubbard to join Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Hubbard, ESPM adjunct professor and associate lab director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is named Oak Ridge’s Deputy for Science and Technology.
In conversation with postdoctoral fellow Ariane Arias-Ortiz
Arias-Ortiz discusses her work on wetland restoration and carbon storage with Professor Baldocchi’s Biometeorology Lab.
Three students receive grants for research on Native American Issues
The Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues recently awarded their 2021-22 mini-grants to Ataya Cesspooch, Annalise Taylor, and Anjika Pai.
Want to limit carbon and curb wildfire? Create a market for small trees
A new analysis by Rausser College researchers shows how the state can effectively reduce wildfire risk through forest thinning while continuing to limit carbon emissions.
Plants Buy Us Time to Slow Climate Change – But Not Enough to Stop It
New research from the lab of Trevor Keenan shows that plants are photosynthesizing more in response to more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
Wetland restoration could be a blueprint for how California adapts to climate change
Research by Dennis Baldocchi’s lab in the Dutch Slough wetlands was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle this week.
CRISPRing the microbiome is just around the corner
CRISPR is widely used to target specific cell types, but only one at a time. Two new techniques developed in the lab of Jill Banfield allow CRISPR editing of genes in multiple cell types simultaneously.
More Than 400 Hazardous Sites in California Face Flooding
Research by a team that includes Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch suggests flooding could hit power plants, refineries, and hazardous waste sites in many locations across the San Francisco Bay Area and southern California.
Policies for mitigating wetland loss hide large climate impacts
A commonly used policy for conserving ecosystems is underestimating large emissions of greenhouse gases, according to new research by UC Berkeley scientists published in the journal Ecography.
Native people take a different view of Thanksgiving
In a recent blog, Cooperative Extension specialist Jennifer Sowerwine and Professors Peter Nelson and Elizabeth Hoover offer insights for adjusting our thinking—and actions—around Thanksgiving.
Mary K. Firestone receives 2022 Philippe Duchaufour Medal
The European Geosciences Union recognizes Firestone for her contributions to Earth science research.
Professor Peter Nelson adds wildland firefighting to his expertise
Nelson, a California Native American, is training to be a wildland firefighter with the goal of using “good fire” as a tool to reduce risk and build ecosystem resilience against wildfires.
Alexii Sigona on supporting his tribe as an academic
Sigona, a member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and a third-year ESPM Ph.D. student, focuses his research on Indigenous natural resource management, specifically with the Amah Mutsun—a landless and non-federally recognized tribe.
A wellness check for Tilden Park’s turtles
Former ESPM postdoctoral scholar Max Lambert is part of a team of wildlife experts studying local Western pond turtles, a species that is struggling to survive the combined threats of climate change, habitat loss and competition from red-eared slider turtles.
Spotlight on Native American Heritage Month
During Native American Heritage Month this November, ESPM highlights researchers whose work is related to the heritage of Native communities.