The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place Berkeley programs in microbiology, environmental science, and environmental policy and management in the top 5.
Improving wildlife restoration outcomes through community engagement
A first-of-its-kind study by UC Berkeley researchers found that wildlife restoration efforts are more likely to succeed if conservationists partner with local communities.
Soda sales dropped after Oakland imposed a tax on sugary drinks
A UC-led study found that sales dropped 27% after the city began taxing sugar-sweetened beverages in 2017, making residents healthier in the process.
Jill Banfield to co-lead new initiative focused on sustainability and health
The Audacious Project awarded $70 million to the Innovative Genomics Institute's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and treat incurable diseases.
Creating a new, youth-centered climate education
Alum Sage Lenier, BS '20 Conservation and Resource Studies, is working to bring the solutions-oriented curriculum to global youth.
Student Spotlight: Tanmayi Patharkar
Last summer, the third-year microbial biology major documented the first instance of an Aegean wall lizard preying on a venomous centipede.
2023 Rausser College Photo Contest Winners
More than 80 images were submitted to Rausser College's 2023 photo contest! View this year's winning photos here.
Driving research opportunities
A newly-donated electric vehicle will be used for research and outreach by the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab.
Rare beetle, rediscovered after 55 years, named in honor of Jerry Brown
ESPM professor Kip Will documented a species of beetle not seen since 1966 while sampling for insects on the former governor's ranch.
Black, Latinx Californians face highest exposure to oil and gas wells
Postdoctoral researcher David González and professor Rachel Morello-Frosch are co-authors of a study assessing exposure to new, active, retired, and plugged wells in the state.
Advocating for women on World Water Day
New commentary co-authored by ERG professor Isha Ray highlights the importance of improving access and addressing gender inequities in global water delivery systems.
Introducing Rausser College’s Strategic Plan
In his state of the college address, Dean David Ackerly introduced the newly-released Rausser College Strategic Plan and discussed priorities for the years ahead.
Dennis Baldocchi honored by Wageningen University & Research
Baldocchi received an honorary doctorate for his contributions to biometeorology and leadership of the FLUXNET Network.
Creating the blueprint for a federal Office of Carbon Scoring
Meredith Fowlie and David Anthoff will help build the framework needed to establish the Office, which will analyze the potential impact of legislation on greenhouse gas emissions.
Kristin Dobbin appointed to SAFER Advisory Group
Dobbin will advise California water regulators on expanding access to clean drinking water for all communities.
Berkeley researchers present plan for freshwater conservation
As the 30x30 conservation initiative gains momentum around the world, Rausser College researchers call for a focus on rivers, lakes, and wetlands.
Will war in Ukraine escalate the global land rush?
Sustained price hikes and supply issues caused by the war may fuel a new wave of large-scale land acquisitions.
Dan Nomura receives grant from Mark Foundation for Cancer Research
The ASPIRE award will support Nomura’s continued research on targeting the “undruggable” in cancer.
Climate change, urbanization drive major declines in L.A.’s birds
In a study published today in Science Advances, ESPM researchers reveal how land use change has amplified—and in some cases mitigated—the impacts of climate change on bird populations in California.
ESPM grad student Kendall Calhoun named 2023 Smith Fellow
The fellowship will support Calhoun’s continued research on the impact of California’s megafires on wildlife.