• A firefighter stands facing away from the camera, toward a structure burning with bright orange flames

    Chemical effects on female thyroid levels

    Jessica Trowbridge studies how common chemicals affect female thyroid levels, including firefighting chemicals on women firefighters. 

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  • Daisy Benitez, Erik Martinez, Kimberley Miner, Lisa Stoddard

    Meet the new Fellows Advisory Committee Members

    We’re excited to welcome four new members to the FAC: Daisy Benitez, Erik Martinez, Kimberley Miner, and Lisa Stoddard! 

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  • Community members working the land at El Huerto. (Image still from documentary by Luis Enrique González Lozano)

    Transforming abandoned land to build food sovereignty

    Luis Alexis Rodríguez Cruz reports: after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican activists turn abandoned land into a community garden.

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Leadership Story

This in-depth conversation with Dr. Brittani Orona (Hupa, Hoopa Valley Tribe) on the Cal Ag Roots WELL podcast digs into the concept and practice of the Landback movement in California, including the deep history of Native resistance in the state. It also explores Brittani’s background and new role at San Diego State University.

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Fellows in the News

Mar 15, 2023
As the nation looks to transition to more forms of renewable energy, the country’s millions of acres of public lands could be key, drawing concerns over how local habitats could be impacted.Read more >
Feb 27, 2023
“Across my research career, I have studied the adaptations, behaviors, and ecology of animals that are widely misunderstood and often vilified,” she writes. “Like me, all of these species fail to fit into many of western science’s rigid boxes and are thus misunderstood, yet have developed adaptations, strategies, and resilience to navigate their worlds."Read more >
Feb 27, 2023
“The state's settlement doesn't negate the fact that the project will have concerning impacts to rare plants and vulnerable serpentine habitats, while concentrating many more people in an area with a long history of wildfire,” Nick Jensen said.Read more >
Feb 27, 2023
Human–wildlife interactions (HWIs) are pervasive, and future global change will exacerbate negative outcomes. The authors present an expansion to the traditional conflict-coexistence framing of HWIs.Read more >

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