Warmer, Drier Climate Altering Forests Statewide

/ January 20, 2015

By Robert Sanders  Historical California vegetation data that more than once dodged the dumpster have now proved their true value, documenting that a changing forest structure seen in the Sierra Nevada has actually happened statewide over the past 90 years.

Tropical Paradise Inspires Virtual Ecology Lab

/ January 16, 2015

BIDS Senior Fellow Neil Davies is featured in this Nature News article, which describes how Moorea could soon become the first ecosystem in the world to be replicated in digital form, including a multitude of biological details, from the genes of its plants and animals to the geography of its landscape. ___________________________

Getting Girls Involved in STEM through Robotics: Black Girls Code Event

Daniela Ushizima / December 19, 2014

Last week, in the midst of broadcasts about national protests for civil rights and racial democracy, educators from across the world shared stories about the worldwide action to enhance digital democracy through Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Hour of Code.


Kevin Koy / December 4, 2014

$4.5 Million for Big-Data Projects in Ecology, Astronomy, Microscopy

/ October 2, 2014

By Robert Sanders With new computational tricks, Laura Waller hopes to turn simple microscopes into cutting-edge imaging machines. Joshua Bloom wants to train computers to be surrogate astronomers so they can discover new celestial phenomena within the streaming torrent of data from telescopes.

10-Second Alert: The View from the Berkeley Seismo Lab

/ August 25, 2014

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley 

Big Turnout for BIDS Launch

/ December 3, 2013

By Cathy Cockrell, NewsCenter