Research at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory highlights that while cities currently contribute to global climate change by emitting the majority of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, they could become the building blocks of sustainability.
Professor N. Louise Glass and postdoctoral fellow Jens Heller have found that fungi use different dialects to communicate. Understanding these dialects could help scientists learn more about fungi cooperation for both destructive and beneficial purposes.
For alumna Kate Kaplan, the Student Organic Garden Association provided a place to grow food, nurture her interest in sustainability, and build a career path. Kaplan collaborated with CNR and UC affiliates to report on how experiential learning opportunities across the UC system offer student invaluable real-world experience.
Steven Brenner, a professor in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) for his groundbreaking research in computational protein analysis and genomics.
As part of today's White House Water Summit, more than 150 institutions have announced their efforts to enhance the sustainability of water in the United States. Commitments by two groups with ties to the Energy & Resources Group are included.
A team of CNR researchers has found that a diversity of fires can promote the existence of more varied flowering plants and pollinators in an ecosystem, while also buffering against the negative effects of drought.