Once one of the most productive ecosystems in North America, hosting 100 million fish, the Salton Sea is now impaired and Selenium (Se) is one of the constituents that threaten its health.
The Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems, which includes many of our department's faculty and students, brings together interdisciplinary researchers, writers, and practitioners to find solutions to launch the next generation of agricultural leaders.
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations
Professors Whendee Silver and Dennis Baldocchi speak with NPR correspondent Christopher Joyce about 'carbon ranching'.
Runoff from the Sierra Nevada, a critical source of California’s water supply, could be enhanced by thinning forests, according to a report from University of California, Merced, UC Berkeley and Environmental Defense.
Hundreds of millions of people worldwide consume bushmeat a key source of bio-available iron, particularly for those living in rural communities. But when the menu includes endangered species, human nutritional needs must contend with efforts to manage wildlife resources.
An alarming 93 percent of San Francisco Bay’s tidal marsh could be lost in the next 50 to 100 years with 5.4 feet (1.65 meters) of sea-level rise and low sediment availability, according to a new study led by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO).
The Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems brings together researchers, writers, and practictioners to focus on feeding the world's growing population, while addressing poverty and lack of access to land.
The funguslike pathogen that causes sudden oak death is showing up more frequently at lower elevations in the Oakland hills. But the disease remains patchy and has not spread as aggressively.
The Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory at UC Berkeley used 10,000 tree and plant samples collected by 500 citizens between April and June this year and found that sudden oak death is spreading rapidly throughout the Bay Area.
The Stephens Lab and the Moritz Lab understand the importance of fire in many ecosystems and study the science of fire from a holistic perspective.
A new study in Science led by Santiago Ramirez , post-doctoral researcher in theTsutsui Lab, has found that the orchid bee evolved at least 12 millions years earlier than the orchid.
Orchid bees aren’t so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.
Professor Damian Elias identifies the cause of sounds made by some hummingbird species during courtship.
Professor Peng Gong and PhD student Iryna Dronova are applying remote sensing, GIS, and field surveys to study the seasonal variation in plant functional types that not only provide critical habitat but are key players in Poyang lake’s biogeochemical cycles.
PhD student Sheri Spiegal and the Range Ecology Lab, under the leadership of Professor James Bartolome, are measuring vegetation change across space and time in Tejon Ranch’s grasslands and isolating environmental factors driving the change.
UC Berkeley and the Italian National Research Council showed that the pathogen responsible for cypress canker disease, has lived and thrived in California for a long time.
Getz lab member Steve Bellan is looking at how the behavior of scavengers, like the black-backed jackals, contributes to the dynamics of infectious diseases.
Steve Bellan, a Ph.D. student in the Getz Lab, uses a combination of dynamic modeling and field work to gain insight into how host movement and social behavior contribute to the epidemiologic dynamics of infectious diseases.
UC scientists built and worked in towers as part of the largest single atmospheric research effort in the state. The data they've collected will guide policymakers dealing with air pollution.