News & Events

Study IDs key birds that host Lyme disease bacteria in California

golden crowned sparrow (ken clifton)

ERG PhD can­di­date Erica New­man pub­lishes on bird behav­ior and links to human dis­ease. “Other stud­ies have shown that there are plenty of ticks in chap­ar­ral, but that was not trans­lat­ing to trans­mis­sion of Lyme dis­ease bac­te­ria in birds,” says Erica. Lars Eisen, Rebecca J. Eisen, Natalia Fedorova, Jeomhee M. Hasty, Charles Vaughn, and Robert S. Lan­eare co-authors of the study.

Read more at: Berke­ley News Cen­terThe Altantic’s City­LabCBS San Francisco

Photo by Ken Clifton

News

Apte Hopeful About New Delhi’s Air
Stop light (Georgia Popplewell)

Dr. Apte (MS’08, PhD’13) says in The New York Times, “The thing that gives me great­est hope is the huge increase in aware­ness that I’ve seen in Delhi just in the past year.”

Data: Big disparities in energy use across desert
Southern California by JoeInSoutherCA

ERG PhD can­di­date Chris Jones explains house­hold elec­tric­ity consumption.

Jessica Reilly Sails Around Latin America with International Fellowship
Jess rowboat

ERG PhD can­di­date stud­ies the impact of ris­ing sea lev­els on coastal life.

National Attention to Doctoral Students’ Projects
by Foxtongue

Joseph Kan­ten­bacher recently received national atten­tion for his work that aims to improve livelihoods.

23-year experiment finds surprising global warming impacts
Mountain Meado (Jodi Grove)

Pro­fes­sor John Harte and team’s paper on results of a 23-year ecosys­tem exper­i­ment in Rocky Moun­tain mead­ow­lands fea­tured in Guardian.

Upcoming Events

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Design and Deployment of Carbon-Negative Energy Systems
March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hildebrand Hall Library

Daniel Sanchez to speak at Green Chem­istry and Sus­tain­able Design Sem­i­nar Series.

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Colloquium: Scott Moura
March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
110 Barrows Hall

Smarter Cars, Homes, and Grids: Case Stud­ies in Opti­mal Energy Management

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Reducing Inequality in a Sustainable World
March 5 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
David Brower Center

A con­fer­ence spon­sored by UC Berkeley’s IRLE and IURD. Ple­nary speak­ers include core ERG pro­fes­sors — Dr. Dan Kam­men, Dr. David Anthoff and Dr. Isha Ray.

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Colloquium: Joe Kantenbacher
March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
110 Barrows Hall

Joe Kan­ten­bacher is a PhD can­di­date in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.

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Colloquium: Zachary Burt
March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
110 Barrows Hall

Zachary Burt is a PhD can­di­date in Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.