Coates, a professor in PMB and head of the Energy and Biosciences Institute, was recognized for improving scientific understanding of microbes in the environment.
What is the Just Energy Transition?
Energy and Resources Group professor Dan Kammen breaks down how social, racial, and gender justice are reshaping the climate and political landscape.
Widespread forest disturbances hold potentially grave consequences for wildlife
A new study by Rausser College faculty and the U.S. Forest Service suggests mature forest habitats in California may be susceptible to complete loss without intervention.
Alexii Sigona named Local Hero by the Bay Nature Institute
Sigona, an ESPM graduate student and member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, was recognized for his community involvement and research on Indigenous land access and collaborative stewardship
UC Berkeley takes the top spot in QS’ first-ever sustainability rankings
Berkeley was ranked first out of 700 global institutions for overall impact and received perfect scores on its environmental and social impact rankings.
Women in STEM seminar series: Cecilia Martinez-Gomez
Martinez-Gomez, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, breaks down her research on bacterial metabolism and offers career advice for aspiring scientists.
The case against deep-sea mining
ERG professor Dan Kammen and Sylvia Earle, former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, call for a moratorium on deep seabed mining.
Africa needs country-specific narratives for a clean energy future
Recent research co-authored by ERG professor Dan Kammen calls for a shift in how politicians, funders, and researchers address the energy transition in the African continent.
Building community through open dialogue
The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology’s Directed Conversations allow for discussion and connection on the topics of racial justice and discrimination, belonging, and equity and inclusion.
Rausser College students pack the crowd at live event with Kamala Harris
The vice president spoke on climate action at an event in San Francisco earlier this week.
Like the Borg of Star Trek, these ‘aliens’ assimilate DNA from other microbes
A type of transferrable DNA structure recently identified by ESPM and PMB researchers appears to play a role in balancing atmospheric methane.
Recent photography exhibition features work by ESPM graduate student
PhD candidate Vera Chang merges empirical research with participatory photojournalism.
Does Better Information Increase Fishery Profits?
ARE researchers recently found that better information about the location and size of fish populations would decrease profits for the world's largest fishery.
New funding for precision microbiome editing technology at the Innovative Genomics Institute
The gift supports the BiomeForge project, a collaborative effort including professor Jill Banfield.
Rachel Morello-Frosch elected to National Academy of Medicine
Morello-Frosch is recognized for her expertise on structural determinants of environmental health inequities and her leadership in community-engaged data science.
Researching how climate impacts a deadly grapevine disease
The Mendocino Voice recently interviewed Andrea Brown and Monica Donegan, students who are studying Pierce’s Disease in the Almeida Lab.
Rausser College helping to mitigate UC Berkeley’s carbon footprint
Air travel carbon mitigation fees will help fund campuswide sustainability projects.
UC partnership to prepare the next generation of leaders in organic agriculture
A collaborative USDA grant will expand undergraduate education in organic agriculture across three UC campuses and UCANR.
ESPM professor Christopher Schell named California Academy of Sciences Fellow
Fellows aid the Academy in public engagement, education, and collaborative research efforts.
Why some countries are leading the shift to green energy
A study appearing in Science, co-authored by ESPM professor Jonas Meckling, identifies the political factors that allow some countries to take the lead while others lag behind.