PhD candidate and National Geographic grantee Matthew Luskin spent a year in the rain forest of Indonesia tracking critically endangered Sumatran tigers.
A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences.
Matt Traxler, assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, has been named a 2016 Searle Scholar.
Professor N. Louise Glass and postdoctoral fellow Jens Heller have found that fungi use different dialects to communicate. Understanding these dialects could help scientists learn more about fungi cooperation for both destructive and beneficial purposes.
CNR Researcher have discovered more than 1,000 new types of bacteria and Archaea over the past 15 years, dramatically altering our picture of the tree of life.
Professor Daniel Kammen has been appointed as one of five U.S. Science Envoys by the U.S. State Department.
Research by NST adjunct associate professor Dale Leitman could indicate that low-dose parabens (found in many cosmetics) are more harmful than previously thought.
For alumna Kate Kaplan, the Student Organic Garden Association provided a place to grow food, nurture her interest in sustainability, and build a career path. Kaplan collaborated with CNR and UC affiliates to report on how experiential learning opportunities across the UC system offer student invaluable real-world experience.
Steven Brenner, a professor in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) for his groundbreaking research in computational protein analysis and genomics.
UC Berkeley professor emeritus Lawrence S. Davis passed away from Alzheimer's disease on March 6, 2016. He was 81. Davis was an influential scholar in the fields of forest economics and management.
As part of today's White House Water Summit, more than 150 institutions have announced their efforts to enhance the sustainability of water in the United States. Commitments by two groups with ties to the Energy & Resources Group are included.
Many bacteria build miniature magnets and use them to navigate their environment, and PMB professor Arash Komeili has found a neat trick they use to do it.
Videos created by graduate students Rebecca Brunner (ESPM) and Benjamin Krause (ARE) were chosen as winners in the Berkeley Graduate Division's 2016 Distinguished Fellows Video Contest.
Thirteen Berkeley researchers contributed to Ecosystems of California, a comprehensive sourcebook on California’s ecological abundance.
A team of CNR researchers has found that a diversity of fires can promote the existence of more varied flowering plants and pollinators in an ecosystem, while also buffering against the negative effects of drought.
Governor Brown has reappointed J. Keith Gilless, dean of the College of Natural Resources and professor of forest economics, as chair of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Rachel Brem (Plant & Microbial Biology) and her colleagues are researching new aspects of evolutionary genetics by focusing on distantly related species of single-celled yeast, the same organism used to make beer, wine, and bread.
Dara O'Rourke, a leading expert on global supply chains, will lead Amazon's new Sustainability Science team as senior principal scientist. Amazon has never published a sustainability report, but expects its sustainability operation to grow significantly this year.
Few natural resources are as impressive, or as imperiled, as California's water. CNR professors and students are analyzing the problems and beginning the search for solutions.
Breakthroughs magazine feature: The Center for Effective Global Action inspires on-the-ground interventions to change the lives of millions.