ESPM Professor Kate O'Neill is featured on a recent Berkeley Voices podcast, discussing recycling issues in China, the U.S., and worldwide.
After California’s 3rd-largest wildfire, deer returned home while trees were ‘still smoldering’
Researchers in the Brashares lab tracked the movements and feeding patterns of deer before, during and after the 2018 Mendocino Complex Fire.
Finding hope for biodiversity conservation
In a recent Berkeley Talks podcast, Professor Erica Bree Rosenblum discusses how the mountain yellow-legged frog is making a comeback after years of conservation efforts.
NSF funds $12.5 million for collaborative research on amphibian resilience to infectious disease
Professor Erica Bree Rosenblum is part of the RIBBITR project, a new, collaborative research institute focused on understanding how amphibians survive infections.
The New Conservation
ESPM researchers and alumni are working to bring the bold 30x30 conservation initiative to life.
Taking the pulse of California ecosystems
The California Heartbeat Initiative uses new technologies to track environmental change on a landscape scale.
Partnering to protect grapevines
Professor Rodrigo Almeida’s research and extension collaborations are highlighted in a story and video from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Berkeley’s new Indigenous Community Learning Garden takes root
This fall, students are earning field study credits through the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management to establish the garden, discover traditional Indigenous uses of native species, and more.
Wildfire beyond forests
Fire management in California is not seeing the forest for the trees, says a new study by ESPM researchers.
De-extinction Could Reverse Species Loss. But Should We Do It?
What would it mean to reintroduce woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons now?
Climate Change, Fire and Giant Sequoias
Adjunct professor Rob York, research forest advisor for Berkeley Forests, joined PBS News Hour yesterday to discuss the impacts of fire and a warming, drying climate on giant sequoias.
Whendee Silver elected as an AGU Fellow
The American Geophysical Union’s Fellows are elected for outstanding achievements and contributions pushing forward the frontiers of science.
Jonas Meckling’s paper recognized by American Political Science Association
The article, “Strategic State Capacity: How States Counter Opposition to Climate Policy,” received the Association’s Best Paper on Public Policy Award.
President Biden appoints Inez Fung to science advisory council
Fung is one of 30 scientists tapped to join the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the White House announced today.
How aspen genetics determine success in a changing climate
Assistant professor Benjamin Blonder and graduate student Courtenay Ray co-authored a recent study in the journal Ecological Applications.
Two ESPM faculty members named California Academy of Sciences Fellows
Stephanie Carlson and Damian Elias are recognized for their notable contributions to the natural sciences.
New faculty to focus on climate change and environmental justice
New scholars in ESPM are among a campus-wide cluster hire, in order to bolster research addressing climate equity and climate impacts on communities of color, marginalized, and underrepresented groups.
Department welcomes incoming faculty
The ESPM department welcomes four new faculty members, with research specializations ranging from urban ecology to climate change adaptation and Indigenous environmental studies.
ESPM faculty discuss cluster hires
Meg Mills-Novoa, Elizabeth Hoover, and Peter Nelson are featured in an article on campus-wide cluster hires in climate equity, Native American and Indigenous Peoples, and more.
Patterns of income and urbanization linked to mammal biodiversity
Assistant professor Christopher Schell co-authored a new study on urban ecology in the journal Global Change Biology.