College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley


The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program

The Beahrs ELP offers mid-career environmental professionals the chance to enhance skills and broaden perspectives on environmental and natural resource management and leadership.

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program

Special Feature!
Nani's Forest School from Breakthroughs Spring 2006

Research Centers

The Berkeley Water Center

The Berkeley Water Center takes a comprehensive approach to water resources management by looking at current conditions with variable and uncertain supply, increasing demand, and inadequate structural and institutional infrastructure.

Center for Fire Research and Outreach Leaving CNR Website Icon

The Center for Fire Research and Outreach looks for ways to achieve a sustainable coexistence with wildfire.

Center for Forestry Leaving CNR Website Icon

The Center for Forestry seeks to improve the productivity and quality of forest resources by enhancing scientific understanding of ecosystem processes, human interactions and silvicultural practices that ensure the sustainability of forest lands.

Plant Gene Expression Center Leaving CNR Website Icon

PGEC scientists conduct research in plant molecular biology including heavy metal tolerance, disease resistance, light perception, ripening, vegetative growth, and reproduction.

The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health Leaving CNR Website Icon

The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health facilitates interactions among researchers, policy makers, and community-based providers to determine root causes and develop effective interventions for weight and health issues.

Research Facilities

Biological Imaging Facility Leaving CNR Website Icon

The Biological Imaging Facility provides modern biological light microscopy including laser scanning, confocal and deconvolution microscopy, computer image processing and analysis, FISH, and immunolocalization.

Geospatial Innovation Facility Leaving CNR Website Icon

The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) supports research and outreach activities that utilize remote sensing, geographical information systems, spatial analysis, landscape ecology, visualization, and global positioning systems technologies.

Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy Facility

ICP provides expertise regarding the use of mass spectroscopy and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy.

Isotope Biogeochemistry Facility Leaving CNR Website Icon

Isotope Biogeochemistry provides resources to prepare and analyze the stable isotope composition of diverse materials.

Oxford Facilities Unit

The Oxford Facilities Unit houses the insectary and quarantine facilities which provide insect-rearing and quarantine support for experiments with non-natives and the greenhouses for support of live-plant research.


More info coming soon.

Contact Information

Ruxin Liu, Director of Research and Extension
101 Giannini # 3100, 643-9579,

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