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.
BERKELEY – With the environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change at the forefront of the global dialogue, UC Berkeley is launching professional education programs for the public on these time-critical topics, starting with
A new report by UC Berkeley researchers questions the health claims of popular energy, sports, tea and fruit drinks on the market.
BERKELEY – Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a policy paper led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
The University of California is launching an initiative to marshal resources across the UC campuses – including Berkeley’s 90 courses, 150 faculty and staff and multiple institutes and centers devoted to the study of agriculture and food – to address global challenges related to food.
The UC Berkeley Graduate Division's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs was presented to ESPM professor Lynn Huntsinger for providing GSIs with guidance and mentorship in teaching.
A team of researchers led by the Quail Lab at UC Berkeley has zeroed in on the important process of “attenuation,” the way cells guard against potentially harmful overreactions to the external cues that enable them to adapt to prevailing condition
California's winter tule fog - hated by drivers, but needed by fruit and nut trees - has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural industry, according to researchers at t