In a recent study of California annual grasslands, a new perspective on an old subject helped CNR researchers enhance their understanding of the effects of rainfall on grassland composition.
KQED's "Deep Look" series recently profiled the research of graduate student Erin Brandt, who is studying the elaborate mating rituals of colorful male jumping spiders.
A new study of snow leopards’ habitat has found that just one-third of their current range will be a refuge from climate change by 2070.
UC Berkeley Ph.D. student David Kurz traveled to Costa Rica and found that greater declines in population are related to the frogs' sensitivity to temperature.
The remarkable recovery of the endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog has now been documented in an expansive, data-rich study of the species in Yosemite National Park.
ESPM Cooperative Extension Specialist Vernard Lewis will be inducted into Pest Management Professional Magazine's 2016 Hall of Fame in honor of his 35-year career.
Four ESPM professors participated in the College of Natural Resources' Science to Solutions Iniative.
Damian Elias’s lab studies spider courting rituals, which, until recently, were impossible to perceive by human senses.
ESPM professor Mary Firestone has been announced as a 2016 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, which honors AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space sciences.
In southern Italy’s region of Apulia, the plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa is threatening the famous, generations-old olive trees that attract tourists and provide income to the rural communities there.
A new article lead-authored by graduate student David Kurz and published in the journal Biotropica finds that management decisions within tropical agricultural landscapes have a profound impact on biodiversity.
A new report co-authored by Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Theodore Gratham hightlights key lessons learned by the Austrailian State of Victoria that may help guide how California adapts environmental water management to address future droughts.
California, and the broader American West, is undergoing a momentous but under-appreciated revitalization of its ecosystems. The populations of almost every medium and large carnivore species are steadily increasing, and species not seen in nearly 100 years are making their reappearance. Professor Justin Brashares discusses why this has come to be and what this means for California’s wildlife and human communities.
Each year, the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching and Resource Center honors over 200 Berkeley graduate student instructors (GSI) for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates.
A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences.
The department's annual Graduate Research Symposium, also known as The ESPM GradFest Symposium, celebrates and showcases graduate student research.
PhD candidate and National Geographic grantee Matthew Luskin spent a year in the rain forest of Indonesia tracking critically endangered Sumatran tigers.
ESPM Professor Katharine Milton appeared in an episode of a Canadian TV series to discuss the loss of the ability to synthesize vitamin C and what this means for humans today.
Congratulations to 1st year Ph.D student Rebecca Brunner, the first place winner of the 2016 Distinguished Fellows Video Contest.
UC Berkeley professor emeritus Lawrence S. Davis passed away from Alzheimer's disease on March 6, 2016. He was 81. Davis was an influential scholar in the fields of forest economics and management.