For more than a century, we have been rapidly altering our planet. Unfortunately, we will need to develop a much deeper understanding of how global ecosystems truly function if we are to address climate change, preserve biodiversity, and fix a polluted planet.

At UC Berkeley, we know that the time is now to break down barriers between disciplines and harness the diverse talents of biological, physical, and social scientists. Humanity’s urgent need to understand, predict, and respond to the ongoing transformation of the planet’s ecosystems will require us to construct a whole new way of doing science. 

By investing in ESPM, you can play a key role in preserving a thriving, healthy world for future generations.

ESPM Graduate Student Fund

The faculty of our diverse programs – ranked among the very top in their respective fields – is training tomorrow’s leaders in solving our environmental challenges. But to continue this tradition of excellence, we must recruit and retain the sharpest and most visionary minds.

Your gift to this fund assists ESPM students by providing support for stipends, fees and tuition for living and educational expenses, and conducting research towards their degree. Learn more about the research of our amazing students—and how your support can make an impact for them—in the video below.


Video recorded, produced, and edited by Alexii Sigona and Robin D. Lopez

The Berkeley Fund for Natural Resources

Your gift to this fund supports a variety of initatives in the Rausser College of Natural Resources, including: the Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) program, freshman seminar fieldtrips, furnishings for the Student Resource Center,  and faculty recruitment and retention.



Become a partner

We are seeking visionary partners to help us make this generational step forward by rebuilding our physical resources and by funding student training programs that create young scholars for careers in the non-traditional fields that environmental problems now require.

We invite you to meet with our scientists and students to learn about the extraordinary work already underway, as well as our vision for a paradigm-altering renovation of UC Berkeley’s historic Hilgard Hall. For more information, please contact Kathryn Moriarty Baldwin, Assistant Dean, Development and Public Information or Andrew Judd, Development Officer.