Charlotte Kwong advances to PhD Candidate

Congratulations to Charlotte for passing her qualifying exams with flying colors!

Compost coverage

Grist published the piece A simple way to prevent heaps of methane pollution: Composting about Tibisay and Whendee’s research.

Whendee elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

“for distinguished contributions to determine the biogeochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects.” Congratulations Whendee!

Spring/Summer 2022: a grant, a prize, a fellowship and a medal!

  • Congratulations to Caroline Combs for being awarded a SPUR grant!
  • Congratulations to Dan Willet for being awarded the Babcock Prize in Environmental Science! The award is presented to the most outstanding graduating senior from CNR in environmental science research.
  • Shayla was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship – congratulations!
  • Claire Beckstoffer is one of 4 finalists for the 2022 University Medal (meaning she is within the top 5 graduating students in the University)! This is the highest honor for a graduating senior at the University. We are SO proud of you Claire!

Peatland press

Tyler was featured on Maven’s Notebook, ” the crazy-best, the most informative and the most useful website on California water [news].” (Mar. 2022) 

Cosmos Magazine

Read Whendee’s thoughts on the potential of compost and biochar to sequester carbon in Next ideas of negative emissions (Feb. 2022)

Yale Sustainability

Yale Experts Explain Compost (Jan. 2022)

AGU 2021 Fellowship

Whendee was recognized as a 2021 AGU Fellow!

“Thanks to their dedication and sacrifice, AGU Fellows serve as global leaders and experts who have propelled our understanding of geosciences.”

Los Angeles Times

Whendee is featured in the Dec 2021 article California goes to war with food waste. Composting is its next climate crusade about Senate Bill 1383, which aims to reduce the amount of organic waste in landfills and encourage composting.

San Francisco Chronicle

Whendee is quoted in the June 2021 article Here’s how farmers are helping with climate change — they’re putting carbon back in the soil.

Berkeley News

U.C Berkeley News interviews Whendee Silver on being named the Faculty Climate Action Champion. Congratulations Whendee!


National Public Radio

During All Things Considered, NPR Interviews Whendee Silver about “carbon ranching”


Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center

Daniel Strain interviews Whendee Silver and Becca Ryals about their research on carbon sequestration in California grasslands

Next 100 – A Project of Pacific Gas & Electric Company

On August 30th, 2011, Jonathan Marshall discusses the Marin Carbon Project



Jennifer Skene interviews Becca Ryals and Marcia DeLonge about their research and the Marin Carbon Project


Discover Magazine

Discover Magazine talks to Whendee Silver about the carbon storage potential of California’s grazing land