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September 27, 2007

Tracing a spidery family tree

Berkeley arachnologist Rosemary Gillespie, who researches colonization and adaptive speciation among spiders, peers in the direction indicated by her local guide while on a research trip.

"A professor of environmental science, policy, and management, insect biologist Rosemary Gillespie’s studies of spider evolution have carried her from the misty moors of Scotland to islands across the Pacific. Her analyses of island colonization, spider-style, have demonstrated that organisms invade virgin territory, blossom into new species, and establish communities in a predictable pattern."

Read Kathleen Wong's fantastic story about Gillespie in the Berkeleyan.

September 25, 2007

Conservation biologist Claire Kremen wins MacArthur 'genius' fellowship

Claire Kremen, a conservation biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, whose applied research advances the fields of ecology, biodiversity and agriculture, has been named a MacArthur Fellow, one of 24 nationwide "genius" award recipients announced Tuesday (Sept. 25) by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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Global environmental ambassadors discuss the impact of Berkeley's unique leadership program

The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (http://nature.berkeley.edu/beahrselp/) offers a unique learning opportunity for environmental professionals from around the world to gain expertise, enhance skills and broaden perspectives on environmental and natural resource management and leadership. Three recent participants in CNR's Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program recently sat down to discuss the environmental challenges they face in their home countries, and the impact they hope their Berkeley summer session will have on their work. Video: Alifah Sri Lastari Alifah Sri Lastari,
Indonesia Tahir Rasheed Tahi Rasheed,
Pakistan Emmanuel Wirsiy Emmanuel Wirsiy,
Cameroon Established in August 2000 with seed funding from UC Berkeley alumni Carolyn and Richard Beahrs, the ELP offers an annual 3-week summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management at UC Berkeley, and coordinates an active and growing Alumni Network. The ELP also supports post-training collaborative projects with alumni through its Small Grants Initiative.

Opinion: Thinning trees helps environment

By Bill Dennison, Cal Forestry alum & past president of the California Forestry Association

The U.S. Forest Service recently became the first federal agency to register with the California Climate Action Registry, a first step to track greenhouse gas emissions attributable to global climate change from U.S. Forest Service operations.

But it's not nearly enough.

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September 19, 2007

Video: ELP participants discuss environmental problems and solutions (Part III)

Emmanuel Wirsiy of Camerooon was a participant in the 2007 Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program. In this video, he discusses his work with as an energy consultant working on solutions to hydropower, as well as how the UC Berkeley Program made him a better leader. Click here for videos featuring other ELP participants. The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program offers a unique learning opportunity for mid-career environmental professionals and decision-makers to gain expertise, enhance skills and broaden perspectives on environmental and natural resource management and leadership. Established in August 2000 with seed funding from UC Berkeley alumni Carolyn and Richard Beahrs, the ELP offers an annual 3-week summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management at UC Berkeley, and coordinates an active and growing Alumni Network. The ELP also supports post-training collaborative projects with alumni through its Small Grants Initiative.

September 12, 2007

Suburban Gardens Solution to Bee Decline

CNR Professor Claire Kremen’s research on bee decline has been cited in publications ranging from the New York Times to KQED, but a recent article in House and Garden details what you can do to help bees.

According to research conducted by ESPM Professor Gordon Frankie as well as Kremen, the solution may be your garden. Urban and suburban gardens can provide refuge for native species of wild bees driven from their natural habitat.

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September 11, 2007

Video: ELP participants discuss environmental problems and solutions (Part II)

Tahir Rasheed was a participant in the 2007 Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program. In this video, he discusses his work with the Sustainable Use Specialist Group-Central Asia, in his native country of Pakistan, as well as what he has learned at the UC Berkeley Program. Click here for videos featuring other ELP participants. The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program offers a unique learning opportunity for mid-career environmental professionals and decision-makers to gain expertise, enhance skills and broaden perspectives on environmental and natural resource management and leadership. Established in August 2000 with seed funding from UC Berkeley alumni Carolyn and Richard Beahrs, the ELP offers an annual 3-week summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management at UC Berkeley, and coordinates an active and growing Alumni Network. The ELP also supports post-training collaborative projects with alumni through its Small Grants Initiative.

September 5, 2007

CNR Students Share Experiences with WWF Fellowship

Desirae Early and Ky Ngo were chosen last spring to participate in the 2007 Nissan-World Wildlife Fund Environmental Leadership Program which took them to Nashville, Washington D.C., and Brazil. Here, they share their experiences.

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Ky Ngo:

In DC, we got the chance to meet many professionals who are involved in a broad range of environmental work—from someone at the World Bank to someone who works at Capitol Hill.

I loved the leadership training that we received in Washington DC. It really changed my life in that I realized what my strengths are and what I want to do in my future career. I finally accepted that you don't have to be a scientist to participate in conservation efforts. I fully realized my deep interest in green business and entrepreneurship and I now know that's where I want to put my energy and time.

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Tracing a spidery family tree
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Opinion: Thinning trees helps environment
Video: ELP participants discuss environmental problems and solutions (Part III)
Suburban Gardens Solution to Bee Decline
Video: ELP participants discuss environmental problems and solutions (Part II)
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