Professor Todd Dawson has been elected to the Union of Fellows for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his long history of work discovering the different
roles trees play in hydrological and biogeochemical processes.
New Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev is one of the recipients of the 2015 Konishi Neuroethology Research Award. The awards from the International Society for Neuroethology are intended to promote research by early career investigators.
The analysis, using the most comprehensive genetic data set from Native Americans to date, was conducted using three different statistical models, two of them created by UC Berkeley researchers. The first, developed by the lab of Yun Song, a UC Berkeley associate professor of statistics and of electrical engineering and computer sciences, takes into account the full DNA information available from the genomes in the study.