ERG has a small core faculty but a much larger group (100+) of affiliated faculty. Affiliated faculty are based in other departments on campus or at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and share ERG’s commitment to shared learning and interdisciplinary work. They are advisors, mentors, or employers to ERG students, and serve on master’s project, […]
The focus of my work is carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems and trace-gas flux between soil and atmosphere. I conduct research on soil carbon, global change, and the impacts of human activities on ecosystem processes.
Laura earned her B.S. degree from UC Berkeley in Conservation and Resource Studies with a concentration in Environmental Education. While an undergraduate, she initiated and led several campus programs relating to green building and recycling, including the Building Sustainability at Cal Program. They aimed to educate and engage students while reducing the campus’ environmental impact. […]
A Case Study of Education, Understanding, Concern, and Action: Recycling and Consumption at UC-Berkeley (00 MA)
At times the problem of understanding phenomena is one of seeing. That is why Danielle explores new ways of demystifying complexity through visual representation. She seeks new techniques to illustrate often-forgotten, yet fundamental dependencies between human society and the natural world. One such technique is terrestrial laser scanning (also known as LIDAR), which she used to create a 3-D model of her ecological study site in the Sierra Nevada. This along with her seedling research seeks to inform the uncertain future of resource management.
An Introduction to the SAI Airshed Grid Model and Its Application to California’s South Coast Air Basin (’82 M.S.) Nitrogen Cycling in a Subarctic Alaskan Watershed: The Role of Lichens and the Potential Effects of Acid Deposition (’87 Ph.D.) Links: Personal Website
A Comparison of Carbon Cycling in Native Perennial and Exotic Annual Grass Communities in Northern Coastal California (’09 PhD)
Recycling as an Alternative to Disposal: A Study of Waste Paper Recovery in the Commercial Sector in San Francisco (’83 M.A.)
Definitions for Recycling and Methods of Measuring Recycling in Santa Clara County, California (’88 M.A.)
Plastics Recycling: A Peek at the Future (’87 M.A.)
Closing the Material Loop: Investigating the Dynamics of, Motivations for, and Obstacles to Material Recycling through a Case Study on Product Recovery and Demanufacturing in the Computer Industry (’99 MS) Greening Under the Radar: Mid-range Analysis of Environmental Practitioners as Agents in Corporate Change (’08 PhD)
Energy Storage Systems to Support Increased Wind Penetration in California (05 MS)