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What is CNR (College of Natural Resources)?

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | September 1, 2015

Especially at the start of the semester, I am frequently asked by students, parents, sponsors, and otherwise curious people, what is the College of Natural Resources. I actually asked it myself; and over the years I think that I got the answer. The college embodies all the contradictions, practical deliberations, and social debate relating to … Continue reading »

Logging, tropical forests and biodiversity — what we don’t know

Holly Doremus, professor of law | March 11, 2013

A new paper in Conservation Biology (subscription required) from researchers at UC Berkeley and elsewhere provides an important reminder that we often don’t know as much as we think we do about ecological systems and the effects of human actions on those systems. Lead author Benjamin Ramage and colleagues evaluated all the studies they could … Continue reading »