24 Faculty/Mentors

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Rodrigo Almeida, Professor
(1) Epidemiology of Xylella fastidiosa in grapevines (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Looking for multipartite viruses (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Determinants of Xylella fastidiosa host specificity (Full- no new appr needed)
Thomas Azwell, Project Scientist
(1) Deploying autonomous surface vessels to advance environmental health monitoring and data collection in oceans (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Environmental remediation and restoration in China (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Film, TV, and Music production (Current Term Now Closed)
James Bartolome, Professor
(1) Estimating carbon in mosaics of grasslands and shrublands using Ecological Site Descriptions (Full- no new appr needed)
Carl Boettiger, Professor
(1) Data science approaches to ecological forecasting and decision making (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Data Science Software Development with Applications to Ecology and Environmental Science (Full- no new appr needed)
Tim Bowles, Professor
(1) Understanding on-farm soil health (Current Term Now Closed)
Justin Brashares, Professor
(1) Environmental Impacts of Cannabis Legalization (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Hunting and cultural dimensions of the bearded pig in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Wildlife ecology in human dominated landscapes: deer and other large mammals in Mendocino County (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Multidisciplinary Mapping: Human-carnivore conflict and carnivore movement in Rift Valley, Kenya (Current Term Now Closed)
Kathryn De Master, Professor
(1) Does the “food movement” include farmers and ranchers? (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Surveying California Farmers on Food Safety and Environmental Conservation Practices (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Berkeley Cultural Cookbooks Project (Full- no new appr needed)
Perry de Valpine, Professor
(1) Open source software development in R and C++ (Current Term Now Closed)
Gordon Frankie, Professor
(1) California Native Bees in Bay Area School Gardens (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Monitoring the Manipulation: Creating Native Bee Habitat in California Orchards (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) California Statewide Urban Native Bee Survey (Full- no new appr needed)
Rosemary Gillespie, Professor
(1) Dimensions In Biodiversity: Morphological and Molecular Genetic and Ecological Approaches to Community Assembly in Hawaiian Spiders and Insects (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Chemical Recognition Cues in an Adaptive Radiation of Hawaiian Spiders (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Inferring diet preference in fanged frogs of Sulawesi using molecular gut content analysis (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Functional evolution of spider webs on the biodiversity hotspot of Sulawesi, Indonesia (Current Term Now Closed)
Alastair Iles, Professor
(1) Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley: Foodscape Mapping Project Policy Advocacy (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Web Mapping Access to Farmland for Beginning Farmers in the California Central Coast: Front and back-end development. (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Mechanization in Farming: The Consequences of Replacing Human Labor with Machinery (Full- no new appr needed)
Claire Kremen, Professor
(1) Insect Diversity in Agroecology Internship (Full- no new appr needed)
(2)  Agroforestry and Biodiversity: a meta-analysis (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Below- and aboveground connections in pollination (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Amphibian Acoustics: Implications for Tropical Conservation (Full- no new appr needed)
Luke Macaulay, Cooperative Extension Specialist
(1) Evaluation of State Incentive Programs for Habitat Management on Private Land (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Wildlife damage compensation programs in the U.S. (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Rangeland Ecology: Riparian birds, cattle grazing, and feral pig activity in riparian areas (Current Term Now Closed)
Patina Mendez, Lecturer
(1) Species distribution modeling with Caddisflies (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Freshwater aquatic insects of Strawberry Creek (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Museum Studies of Trichoptera (Caddisflies) (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Aquatic Insects of Intermittent Streams (Full- no new appr needed)
Céline Pallud, Professor
(1) Biotic and abiotic oxidation of selenium nanoparticles (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Comparing the effects of chemical and organic fertilization on soil quality and plant yield in tomato cropping systems (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Phytoremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Soils (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Managing soil to control water quality in subalpine wetlands (Full- no new appr needed)
Nancy Peluso, Professor
(1) Queer Ecology: Tracing Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Media Representations of Animal Behavior Science (Full- no new appr needed)
Matthew Potts, Professor
(1) Predictive modeling of soil organic carbon stocks in mangroves of the Americas (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Wasting Food in Households: Linking Attitudes, Behaviors, Context, and Culture with Food Waste Generation (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Using bioindicators to assess mercury contamination and transfer from small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Loss of Borneo’s great nomad? Understanding spatial genetic structure of the bearded pig and implications for its conservation in fragmented rainforests (Full- no new appr needed)
George Roderick, Professor
(1) Insect and spider ecology and evolution (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Insect and spider invasions: US and China (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Arthropods and the fate of root carbon in the rhizophere (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Arthropod biodiversity of islands of French Polynesia and Hawaii (Current Term Now Closed)
Paul Rogé, Staff Researcher
(1) Edible insect rearing in urban environments (Current Term Now Closed)
Erica Rosenblum, Professor
(1) Measuring the evolutionary responses of mammal communities to climate change (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Landscape genetics of Panamanian amphibian species (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Lizard exclusion and trophic cascades in a desert dune community (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Conservation genomics of an endangered California amphibian (Current Term Now Closed)
Albert Ruhi Vidal, Professor
(1) Responses of aquatic biodiversity to Strawberry Creek’s restoration (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Design and assembly of an experimental stream system (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Effects of climate change on Sierra Nevada stream food webs (Current Term Now Closed)
Jennifer Sowerwine, Cooperative Extension Specialist
(1) Sustainable Urban Farming Video Project for East Bay Farms (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) FFAR-BFI Research Investigation of East Bay Urban Agriculture (Current Term Now Closed)
Ian Wang, Professor
(1) Landscape Genetics of California Salamanders (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Simulating genomes on landscapes (Full- no new appr needed)
Kipling Will, Professor
(2) Effects of fire on arthropod communities in the Mount Diablo range (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Visualizing the genes behind bombardier beetles' chemical explosiveness using gland whole mount fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) (Full- no new appr needed)