18 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)
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 (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Data Science Software Development with Applications to Ecology and Environmental Science (Current Term Now Closed)
Justin Brashares, Professor
(1) Environmental Impacts of Human Development and Urbanization of Cannabis (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Ecology and Conservation of the Endangered Giant Kangaroo Rat in Central California (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) Human Wildlife Conflict: Black Bear behavior and ecology (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 (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) Biodiversity of beetles in the Valdivian temperate rain forests of Chile (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 (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 (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Cacao pollination & Conservation benefits of agroforestry (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Below- and aboveground connections in pollination (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Meta-analysis: ecosystem services in diversified agriculture (Current Term Now Closed)
Luke Macaulay, Cooperative Extension Specialist
(1) Wildlife Camera and Botanical Data Analysis & Cleaning (Full- no new appr needed)
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 (Current Term Now Closed)
Nicholas Mills, Professor
(1) Does agricultural intensification affect South American insect diversity? (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Can induced plant defenses limit the abundance of an invasive insect? (Current Term Now Closed)
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 (Current Term Now Closed)
Matthew Potts, Professor
(1) Predictive modeling of soil organic carbon stocks in mangroves of the Americas (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Land degradation and restoration associated with changes in ecosystem services and functions, and human well-being and good quality of life (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) Ecological and Human Health Consequences of Food Loss (Full- no new appr needed)
Erica Rosenblum, Professor
(1) Measuring the evolutionary responses of mammal communities to climate change (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Landscape genetics of Panamanian amphibian species (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) The arthropod prey and dietary niches of desert lizards (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Evolution of the frog skeleton using 3D data (Full- no new appr needed)
Ian Wang, Professor
(1) Landscape Genetics of California Salamanders (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Simulating genomes on landscapes (Current Term Now Closed)
Kipling Will, Professor
(1) Using CalBug databasing to add new species records for the Carabid Beetles of California (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Effects of fire on arthropod communities in the Mount Diablo range (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Visualizing the genes behind bombardier beetles' chemical explosiveness using gland whole mount fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Understanding the evolutionary history of the hemispherical savage beetle using molecular data (Current Term Now Closed)