Firestone’s research involves the fundamental understanding of soil microbial ecology, and its applications to problems such as global change, sustainability, and biodegradation.
In the first of our series of interviews with students in the College of Natural Resources, Brooke Maushund tells us about her once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the COP22 Conference in Morocco, the Cal ski team, and why you shouldn't always follow the rules.
A new model developed by members of the Resh Lab can assist researchers in studying how future climate change and pesticide runoff could together impact macroinvertebrate diversity in rivers, which could in turn affect the health of surrounding ecosystems.
Professor Ron Amundson encourages scientists around the world to join the March for Science on April 22, to publicly acknowledge the role of science in society, and to highlight the frequency and nature of political attacks on science.
Research from the Brashares lab shows that in a fishing community with high rates of disease and declining fish stocks around Kenya’s Lake Victoria, human illness exacerbates unsustainable fishing practices.
ESPM cooperative extension specialist Adina Merenlender has been elected the next president of the Society for Conservation Biology.
Changing rainfall and drought patterns likely play a key role in shaping natural selection among plants and animals in the wild, according to a study co-authored by associate professor Stephanie Carlson.
Professor Jill Banfield is among thirteen UC Berkeley faculty chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years for biomedical research.
Chile’s University of La Frontera has named ESPM Professor Miguel Altieri an honorary professor of agricultural and forest sciences.
Professor Scott Stephens delivered the opening remarks at the Little Hoover Commission's public hearing in response to California's growing tree mortality crisis.
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) will expand efforts to explore the potential of gene editing in the areas of agriculture and microbiology. ESPM professor Jill Banfield will lead the microbiology group.
The first of three large land donations from PG&E to the University of California has been officially transferred, expanding UC’s research forest lands by 1,459 acres.
A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests that climate change threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.
Berkeley researchers found two compact CRISPR systems, CasX and CasY, nearly doubling the potential tools like CRISPR-Cas9 for genome editing.
Professor Todd Dawson tests drone-based research tools as a way to monitor the Sierra Nevada’s giant sequoias and predict how they will deal with climate change and drought.
A new study measures exposure to 59 toxic chemicals in pregnant women and their newborns, and finds that the pollutants show up in higher levels in the newborns.
Bestowed in recognition of an individual's distinguished service to wildlife conservation, the award is the highest honor given by The Wildlife Society.
ESPM assistant adjunct professor Robert York has been awarded the Presidential Field Forester Award by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
An unprecedented 40-year experiment in a 40,000-acre valley of Yosemite National Park strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire.
A team of UC Berkeley researchers were awarded $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation for their work on a project titled: “US-Israel Collab: Pathogens and disease transmission in migratory birds along the Palearctic-African flyway.”