“Cal alumni had a major influence on both launching and maintaining the National Park system,” says wildlife ecology professor Steven Beissinger.
Birds are more important than previously recognized as hosts for Lyme disease-causing bacteria in California, according to a new study led by UC Berkeley researchers.
A new paper published in Global Change Biology summarizes the results of a 23-year experiment monitoring how global warming is impacting certain ecosystems.
UC Berkeley scientists have identified a new molecular pathway critical to aging, and confirmed that the process can be manipulated to help make old blood like new again.
A conference initiating the science emphasis of the National Park Service (NPS) centennial takes place March 25-27 on the Berkeley campus, exactly a century after an historic conference at Cal paved the way for the 1916 birth of NPS.
The popular and food luminary-studded Edible Education 101 course has moved to CNR this spring. It kicked off with a packed auditorium and a public live-stream.
Old trees are declining and smaller trees are denser, a study comparing California forest data from the 1930's with recent U.S. Forest Service data found.
When birds unexpectedly flee from their nesting grounds, it may be a demonstration of Mother Nature's early-warning system that a massive storm is approaching.
Headed to campus for a semester-long residency at the Berkeley Food Institute, best-selling cooking writer and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman recently took a moment on a short visit to campus to talk about what lies ahead — from the holidays to his upcoming college experience — with Ann Brody Guy, communications director at the College of Natural Resources.
Just as the city of Berkeley is a hot spot for the movement to improve American food, UC Berkeley increasingly is becoming a magnet for food luminaries.
Berkeley — A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought.
John Harte, a professor in both the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Society will become increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic losses from wildfire unless it changes its fundamental approach from fighting fire to coexisting with it as a natural process, new CNR-led Nature article says.
Two UC Berkeley scientists will lead a team of international researchers to obtain genome sequences for 11 powdery mildew fungi, a key step forward in managing a pesky pathogen that causes billions of dollars in agricultural losses each year if left untreated.
Mice fed a high-fat diet gained less weight compared to control groups.
UC Berkeley is launching a three-year cooperative agreement with the USAID-run Global Development Lab to provide Berkeley graduate students with access to exclusive, funded summer fellowships.
Yosemite National Park would be something quite different were it not for UC Berkeley.
Blodgett Research Forest, a key UC Berkeley research station, is home to scores of UC Berkeley investigations on trees, plants, wildlife, insects, and wildfire management.
Scientists estimate that fewer than 100 Devils Hole pupfish remain in their Mojave Desert home, but ESPM conservation biologist Steve Beissinger is guiding a captive breeding program.
Nicole Wong, a Conservation and Resource Studies major starting her junior year, completed a prestigious World Food Prize fellowship this summer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, California.