The PMB associate professor wins prestigious long-term research support.
We live in a world where the importance of spatial data is ever increasing. Many of the societal challenges we face today — fire response, energy distribution, land use, food scarcity, privacy and safety — are associated with big spatial data.
If the alarming trajectory of soil depletion does not change, soil erosion, combined with the effects of climate change, will present a huge risk to global food security over the next century, warns a review paper authored by some of the top soil scientists in the country.
Efforts to predict the emergence and spread of sudden oak death, an infectious tree-killing disease, have gotten a big boost from the work of citizen scientists.
The pioneering University-community collaboration at UC's Gill Tract marks its one-year anniversary this Earth Day and celebrates its progress as a center for research, learning, and outreach.
A new study quantifying the amount of carbon stored and released through California forests and wildlands finds that wildfires and deforestation are contributing more than expected to the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“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.