Lab News

2016 has been an exciting year for the Kremen Lab!

Lauren Ponisio was offered a faculty position at University of California, Riverside and will begin her residence there in Fall 2017. She is currently a Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and received a 30 Under 30 in Food Systems award by the University of California’s Global Food Initiative.

Aidee Guzman was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Adrian Lu received the van den Bosch scholarship. Becca Brunner won 1st place in the Distinguished Fellows Video Contest (watch here!).

Emily Kearney and Adrian Lu advanced to candidacy.

Based on Claire‘s earlier work in Madagascar, a butterfly was named after her (Heteropsis kremenae)–photo below!  She also co-named 6 butterfly species with her collaborator David Lees.


Becca Brunner presented her masters research at the Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium at Stanford University. Aidee Guzman presented her cranberry research at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. David Gonthier spoke about managing agriculture biodiversity for pest control services at the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University, at the Sustainability Symposium Series at UC Merced, and at the Department of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. He also led a seminar in our own department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management here at Berkeley. Lauren Ponisio spoke at the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology in Asheville, North Carolina and at the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri.

Lauren Ponisio also gave presentations to managers at “Farming for Beneficials,” a Xerces Society and General Mills event in Williams, California and at “Grass Up,” an Organic Valley hosted event for connecting rangeland mangers with scientists in Oakland.

at the University of California Berkeley