Wildfires are an increasing threat to people’s lives, property and livelihoods, especially in rural California communities. Cannabis, one of California’s most lucrative commercial crops, may be at a higher risk of loss from wildfire because it is mostly confined to
PhD candidate Hana Moidu explores this question in her article on California WaterBlog and a recent paper published in Water Resources Research! And an amazing graphical summary of her study is provided here:
We recently published a series of papers in a Special Issue of Frontiers in Environmental Science focused on “Environmental Flows in an Uncertain Future.” Stein et al. (2022) provide an overview of the California Environmental Flows Framework (CEFF). Grantham et
Chris Dillis, a postdoctoral researcher in our lab and affiliate of the Berkeley Cannabis Research Center, led a study documenting how the geography of legal cannabis market is changing in California. The study suggests that the cannabis industry is following
A new study led by Lise Comte shows how the establishment and spread of non-native fish species is explained by introductions by people coupled with alteration in flow variability and seasonality. Read more here!
In the face of climate change, biodiversity loss and conflict over water, California urgently needs to rethink how it manages water for the environment. Read our recent blog in CalMatters.
Our new paper in the Journal of Environmental Management, led by Dr. Chris Dillis, explores seasonal patterns of water use by cannabis in Northern California. Read the paper here!
Peter Moyle (UC Davis), Jeneatte Howard (The Nature Conservancy), and Ted Grantham argue that now is the time to consider the importance of biodiversity protection in an article on the CaliforniaWaterBlog.
College of Natural Resources Highlights the Role of Cooperative Extension Specialists in Addressing Climate Change
The latest issue of Breakthroughs, the Magazine of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, highlights the work of Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialists Dan Sanchez, Ellen Bruno, and Ted Grantham. Read the story here.
Increased frequency and severity of droughts threatens California’s endangered salmon population—but pools that serve as drought refuges could make the difference between life and death for these vulnerable fish. Read more in our new study, led by Ross Vander Vorste,