"Right now, forests absorb global-warming pollution. But that's changing as temperatures rise." Featuring Center researcher Dr. Brandon Collins
Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley
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The Center for Forestry is located in the College of Natural Resources on the University of California, Berkeley Campus. It also serves as part of the system-wide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The center is co-directed by Bill Stewart, forestry extension specialist, and Scott Stephens, professor of fire sciences. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Carlin Starrs, policy analyst.
"As the days turn drier in the Oakland hills and a major source of fire prevention funding evaporates, fire safety advocates say there are inadequate resources to combat the perennial risk of wildfire, especially on neglected public lands." Featuring Center co-director Dr. Scott Stephens
Sudden Oak Death, a disease caused by Phytophthora ramorum, a pernicious water mold that slunk from nursery plants into Northern and Central California wildlands two decades ago spreads. Matteo Garbelotto, a plant pathologist at UC Berkeley, has devoted much of his professional life to dealing with the problem of P. ramorum.
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Study: Wildfires, Climate Change Could Make Sierra a Polluter
Posted 6/15/2017 - Reposted from UC Merced News Yosemite Valley in the western Sierra Nevada Mountains. What if nature were to become a polluter, discharging millions of tons of planet-warming carbon into the atmosphere in much the same way as diesel-fueled trucks...