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UC Berkeley joining new statewide biodiversity research alliance

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 01/12/2024 - 11:58
A photo of ESPM professor Christopher Schell demonstrating a trailcam on a tree. January 12, 2024

ESPM professor Christopher Schell will help coordinate a three-year effort to enhance biodiversity and environmental equity research.

Confronting biodiversity data’s inequities

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 01/10/2024 - 11:42
A photo of a person kneeling down in nature, logging a plant observation using a smartphone. January 10, 2024

Several ESPM researchers call attention to how biodiversity data could further entrench systemic inequities.

Designing energy policy for peace

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 01/09/2024 - 15:30
An aerial photo of solar panels and windmills taken during the early evening. January 09, 2024

A new book co-edited by ERG professor Daniel Kammen explores how energy policy can address structural violence.

Taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks drive decline in consumption

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 01/08/2024 - 14:58
A photo of empty soda cans in a cardboard box. January 08, 2024

A UC-led study shows that purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages declined dramatically and steadily across five North American cities after excise taxes were placed on the products.

Historic PG&E rate increases will hit hard in 2024

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 01/05/2024 - 12:17
A photo of electric transmission lines at golden hour. January 05, 2024

Agricultural and Resource Economics professor Meredith Fowlie spoke to KQED about what Pacific Gas and Electric's latest rate increase could hold for customers and the utility.

Adventures of a Bone Hunter

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 01/05/2024 - 08:51

Scientific American Lost Women in Science podcast
Credit: Keren Mevorach; copyright UC Museum of Paleontology

As part of the "Lost Women of Science" podcast, Scientific American just shared a new episode. This episode features Annie Alexander, the founder of Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and a major contributor to many of the natural history research collections at UC Berkeley. Katie Hafner and Carol Sutton Lewis visit the UC Berkeley collections (all closely tied to the Department of Integrative Biology) to learn more...


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Dounda named 2024 Biophysical Society Fellow

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Fri, 01/05/2024 - 08:46

Doudna named 2024 Biophysical Society FellowJennifer Doudna, professor of molecular therapeutics, was named a 2024 Society Fellow by the Biophysical Society. This award honors those who demonstrate excellence in science and was given for her development of a method for genome editing. Read more...

Patrick Gonzalez honored by Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 01/04/2024 - 11:24
A photo of Patrick Gonzalez measuring the diameter of a tree in Yosemite. January 04, 2024

The ESPM faculty member and Parks Institute director received the organization's 2023 George Hartzog Award, which recognizes an individual for their outstanding support of the mission of the National Park Service