Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a serious exotic disease, is threatening the survival of tanoak and several oak species in California. Community volunteers can help by collecting and submitting leaf samples for DNA-based analyses.
ESPM Professor Lynn Huntsinger was awarded the 2013-2014 Berkeley Facutly Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs.
The California drought is helping save the state's signature tree - the mighty oak - by slowing down the spread of the plague-like disease scientists call sudden oak death.
In honor of National Pollinator Week, Bay Nature's Beth Slatkin recently interviewed Professor Gordon Frankie on the status of California's diverse and productive pollinators. Read an excerpt of the interview here, and check out the full article on the Bay Nature site.
California's winter tule fog has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural industry, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Rebecca Peters is this year's winner of the University Medal. A double major in society and environment and interdiciplinary studies, Rebecca is a diehard water and sanitation access warrior.
This year’s day-long GradFest included finishing talks from graduating PhD students, and recognized students and faculty for various awards.
The 2014 ESPM Graduate Student Association’s (GSA) Faculty Mentor Award was recently given to Professor Carolyn Finney for her commitment to mentoring and helping graduate and undergraduate students succeed.
ESPM graduate student Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes was recognized for his involvement to help improve the department.
Two years after our Earth Day interview, planet Earth returns to interview ESPM on the occasion of our 20th anniversary!
As part of ESPM's 20th Anniversary celebration we invited ESPM community members to submit photos in four categories: Research, ESPM in Action, Community, and ESPM's History.
Robert Hass is a former poet laureate of the United States and a recipient of the National Book Award, the MacArthur Genuis Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize.
A new study by UC Berkeley researchers and international collaborators finds that policies to support sustainable cattle ranching practices in Brazil could put a big dent in the beef and food industry’s greenhouse gas impact.
ESPM Professor Inez Fung is one of seven UC Berkeley faculty and researchers recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' class of 2014!
Misha collaborated with the Oakland Museum of California as guest curator of Bees. The exhibit takes a look at the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human culture and agriculture.
This year's Grad Fest Symposium will feature research presentations from graduating students, a guest lecture by Jessica Weir (University of Western Sydney), a keynote presentation by poet Robert Hass, and remarks from the Graduate Diversity Council.
Ohio State University researchers have developed a way to predict the resistance or susceptibility of trees to sudden oak death disease, providing forest managers with the first effective method to manage trees in infested natural areas and in adjoining areas where the disease is expected in the future.
Journalist Chris Mooney's Hans Jenny Memorial Lecture focuses on the science of science denial at play in American culture.
A video about mushroom foraging in the Bay Area; features ESPM graduate student Sydney Glassman and ESPM professor Tom Bruns.
The recent rains aside, the drought bedeviling California still is expected to be the worst in 500 years and will change the way Californians live and work—but not just the people. It’s going to be pretty hard cheese, as Evelyn Waugh might have said, on the critters as well.