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Scientists and land managers at odds on invasive species research
Scientists and land managers at odds on invasive species research

ESS faculty member Virgnia Matzek and colleagues investigate how much scientific research is aimed at serving natural resource managers.

Carbon credits can pay for ecological restoration in California
Carbon credits can pay for ecological restoration in California

ESS faculty member Virginia Matzek and colleagues find that ecological restoration can be financed by carbon credits on public lands.

ESS and Political Science Alum Aven Satre-Meloy (’13) wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
ESS and Political Science Alum Aven Satre-Meloy (’13) wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Since graduation, Aven studied and taught under a Fulbright grant in Turkey. He is currently a White House Intern in the Office of Energy and Climate Change.

New Assessment of the Uneven Distribution of Environmental Burdens and Benefits for Santa Clara County
New Assessment of the Uneven Distribution of Environmental Burdens and Benefits for Santa Clara County

ESS researchers Iris Stewart-Frey, Chris Bacon and Will Burke investigated the uneven distribution of environmental benefits and burdens in Santa Clara County.

 Lucy Diekmann awarded USDA postdoctoral grant to study urban agriculture
Lucy Diekmann awarded USDA postdoctoral grant to study urban agriculture

Lucy Diekmann will be studying food systems and urban agriculture under the mentorship of ESS faculty member Leslie Gray and in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Institute.

Ancient sediments point to rising mountains as origin of arid Central Asia
Ancient sediments point to rising mountains as origin of arid Central Asia

A new study by ESS faculty member Hari Mix and colleagues at Stanford finds that the uplift of Mongolia's Altai and Hangay mountains drove the expansion of the Gobi Desert.