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Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 Distinguished ESPM Faculty Lecture - Carolyn Merchant

Seminar | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Carolyn Merchant shares her lecture, "The Anthropocene: The Age of Humanity".

Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford.

This event is open to the public.

Where Wild Beauty and Science Meet

Lecture | February 1 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

College of Natural Resources, Braided River

Wildlife photojournalist and National Geographic fellow Joe Riis, who has documented the migrations of pronghorn, mule deer, and elk in Wyoming for more than a decade, will give a multimedia presentation and book signing of his new book, Yellowstone Migrations. A reception begins at 5:30 pm with the program at 6:30 pm.

Riis will be joined by ecologist & UC Berkeley Professor Arthur Middleton,...   More >

RSVP online.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Workshop | February 7 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia

Berkeley Food Institute

Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Training on practical tools for researchers and policy experts to effectively engage with the media. Topics include establishing connections with key reporters and becoming a trusted source for specific beats and issues.

Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia

Free. RSVP online.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Matthew Fujita: Biodiversity and Natural History Research in the Genomics Era

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

Matthew Fujita (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Thursday, February 8, 2018

ESPM Graduate Students Guest Speaker: Karl Jacoby: Professor, Dept. of History and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race - Columbia University

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Karl Jacoby shares his talk "Thinking about Nature in Time: Lessons from Environmental History"

This event is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Your Right to Compost: A Workshop on Berkeley Mandatory Compost

Workshop | February 13 | 7-8 p.m. | TBA Dwinelle Hall

Heidi Obermeit, Recycling Program Manager, City of Berkeley Dept of Public Works

Student Environmental Resource Center

Do you live in a building with 5+ units?

Then your housing management is required to provide you with a compost bin! Come learn with SERC, STeam, and Cal Zero Waste for an hour filled with student empowerment, games, learning how to talk to you landlord and get compost services, and how to sort your waste once you’ve got it!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Food and Power: Regime Type, Agricultural Policy and Political Stability

Lecture | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Henry Thomson, chool of Politics & Global Studies at Arizona State University

Institute of European Studies

One of the most salient cleavages to be managed in developing nations is between cities and the countryside, and it plays itself out in markets for agricultural produce and food. Agricultural policy is a trade-off between rural and urban interests and results from different types of governments attempting to remain in power by addressing the competing claims of these constituencies. Policies go...   More >

Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Angela Hodge

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Angela Hodge, Dept.of Biology, University of York (UK)
"Plastic plants, patchy soils, and ancient fungi"

Coffee will be served from 11:30 to 12:00 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is open to the public.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Morning of Wetland Restoration: with Save the Bay

Special Event | February 17 | 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | Mulford Hall, We will meet at the traffic circle below Mulford, and drive to MLK Shoreline Park from there

Emma Steigerwald

Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley

Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter, is arranging transport from campus and picnic lunch for a group of Berkeley volunteers to aid Save the Bay in their wetland restoration mission

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Brown Bag Lunch on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Meeting | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Scientist, U.S National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Lead, U.S. National Park Service

California Outdoor Engagement Coaltion

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend the event.

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

RSVP Required

RSVP by February 20 online, or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - David Lewis

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

David Lewis, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University - "The intersection . between climate adaptation, mitigation and natural resources: An empirical analysis of forest management"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall

This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Human- Nature Interactions

Seminar | February 27 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Kaitlyn Gaynor, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Erik Sathe, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

KALX 90.7 FM

Kaitlyn Gaynor speaks on The Graduates about her work observing large mammals in Mendocino County, Kenya, and Mozambique. Kaitlyn studies interactions between humans and nature.

All Audiences

All Audiences

Spatial Data Science: Mapping for Impact: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

Maggi Kelly

Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Spatial data collection, analysis and visualization has changed dramatically in the last decade. We now have, for example, high spatial and temporal resolution imagery, integrated smart phones as data collectors, and cloud-based analytical platforms to work with. Collectively, these developments make up our 21st century mapping toolkit that is in increasing demand to address contemporary...   More >