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Transnational land investments induce competition for water resources
A study co-authored by Paolo D’Odorico suggests that the transition from smallholder farming to large-scale commercial agriculture is enhancing the strain on water availability.
Two Faculty Members Join AAAS Fellows
Professors Rodrigo Almeida and Paolo D’Odorico have been elected American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows.
Advancing Inclusion and Anti-Racism in the College Classroom
A new tool created by ESPM faculty and students aims to support instructors in developing anti-racist approaches to course design and teaching practices.
Just What Is a ‘Resilient’ Forest, Anyway?
Study finds that resilient, frequent-fire forests have far fewer trees.
Arthur Middleton to join USDA as senior advisor
The ESPM professor will advise efforts to protect wildlife corridors and habitat.
Copper-based chemicals may be contributing to ozone depletion
ESPM professor Robert Rhew was the senior author of the recent study on our atmosphere.
What is wishcycling?
In a recent post in The Conversation, ESPM's Jessica Heiges and Kate O'Neill discuss the global waste crisis and why our recycling system isn't working.
Study: Safe drinking water remains out of reach for many Californians
Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch co-authored the recent analysis along with other researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Branching out: how Jill Banfield’s research reimagines our “tree of life”
Susan Hubbard to join Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Hubbard, ESPM adjunct professor and associate lab director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is named Oak Ridge’s Deputy for Science and Technology.
In conversation with postdoctoral fellow Ariane Arias-Ortiz
Arias-Ortiz discusses her work on wetland restoration and carbon storage with Professor Baldocchi’s Biometeorology Lab.
Three in Rausser College receive grants for research on Native American Issues
The Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues recently awarded their 2021-22 mini-grants to Ataya Cesspooch, Annalise Taylor, and Anjika Pai.
Lost in translation
PMB graduate student Leah Gulyas explores how one tiny coronavirus protein blockades host cells—and how a few simple changes can flip the script.
California Releases Draft Strategy to Achieve 30x30 Conservation Target
Along with the “Pathways to 30x30” document, the California Natural Resources Agency today announced its 30x30 Advisory Committee, on which Rausser College Dean David Ackerly will serve.
Want to limit carbon and curb wildfire? Create a market for small trees
A new analysis by Rausser College researchers shows how the state can effectively reduce wildfire risk through forest thinning while continuing to limit carbon emissions.
Wetland restoration could be a blueprint for how California adapts to climate change
Research by Dennis Baldocchi’s lab in the Dutch Slough wetlands was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle this week.
Plants Buy Us Time to Slow Climate Change – But Not Enough to Stop It
New research from the lab of Trevor Keenan shows that plants are photosynthesizing more in response to more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
CRISPRing the microbiome is just around the corner
CRISPR is widely used to target specific cell types, but only one at a time. Two new techniques developed in the lab of Jill Banfield allow CRISPR editing of genes in multiple cell types simultaneously.
Five in Rausser College recognized for advising excellence
Lyn Rivera, Aileen Lavelle, Lynn Huntsinger, Sarah (Hamilton) Rhoades, and Joshua Dullaghan are among those recognized by Berkeley’s Council of Advising and Student Services.