Researchers at the Berkeley Cannabis Research Center have created a mapping tool to help guide local land use planning discussions and decisions.
With climate change, Berkeley snow lab’s mission remains critical
Central Sierra Snow Laboratory Manager Andrew Schwartz and Director Robert Rhew, professor in ESPM, talk about the station's important work monitoring California's snowpack.
New UC Berkeley center will apply data science to solving environmental challenges
Open science and collaboration with communities is at the heart of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center for Data Science and Environment.
Two endangered glass frogs discovered near Andean mining sites
ESPM PhD Candidate Becca Brunner says the discovery highlights the region’s “cryptic diversity” and the importance of conservation.
Temple Byars receives Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award for 2022
Byars is a college scheduler and enrollment manager at Rausser College.
Historical redlining is associated with present-day air pollution disparities in U.S. cities
A new national analysis of air quality data found a strong correlation between historic housing discrimination and air pollution.
The Climate Crisis: Justice and Solutions
Rausser College faculty share their expertise in a new Berkeley News series on innovative and equitable climate solutions.
How Indigenous burning shaped the Klamath’s forests for a millennia
A new study from ESPM researchers found that decades of logging and fire suppression have left California’s forests prone to drought, infestation, and catastrophic wildfire.
Nancy Lee Peluso honored by American Association of Geographers
The ESPM professor received the distinguished career award from the AAG’s Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group.
Leaks an Untapped Opportunity for Water Savings
New research from Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension Ellen Bruno found that reducing leaks is a cost-effective way to save urban water.
The Society for Freshwater Science Emerge Program promotes diversity in STEM
Continuing lecturer and Essig Museum specialist Patina Mendez helps Emerge scholars develop skills to become freshwater scientists.
Student Spotlight: Hope Gale-Hendry
Fourth-year EMF student discusses her journey to California, transferring to Rausser College, and her love of pikas.
New therapy breakthrough changes the shape of treatment for undruggable diseases
Research by NST Professor Daniel Nomura may have applications in treatments for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and genetic disorders.
Rosemary Gillespie contributes to “Biodiversity at Risk” publication
An ESPM professor and evolutionary ecologist, Gillespie is co-author of a resource on biodiversity published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Ana Paula Arruda named Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub investigator
The five-year award provides support for Arruda's research into metabolic diseases.
U.N. climate report underscores urgency of cutting carbon emissions
Patrick Gonzalez, ESPM associate adjunct professor, served as a lead author of the chapter on terrestrial ecosystems.
Alum Pamela Ronald awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture
Ronald, PhD ’90, is recognized for pioneering work on disease resistance and environmental stress tolerance in rice.
Lessons on wildfire resilience from a 4,000-acre forest lab
UC Berkeley’s Blodgett Forest Research Station is a model for how California can reduce the risk of severe wildfires.
Rausser College 2022 Photo contest
Help us tell the Rausser College story by entering our photo contest! Submit your best images for a chance to win prizes and to have your work featured in Rausser College publications and social media.
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.