Whendee Silver

Whendee Silver

Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Dept of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
(510) 643-3074
(510) 643-5098
Research Expertise and Interest
climate change, global change, greenhouse gases, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, grasslands, tropical forests, carbon sequestration
Research Description

My research interests are in the fields of biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology, and include the causes and consequences of climate change, possible solutions, feedbacks to the global climate system, tropical ecology, rangeland ecology, and redox sensitive biogeochemical cycling.

In the News

August 27, 2018

UC Berkeley leads new assessment of Bay Area climate impacts

California today issued its latest assessment of the many challenges the state faces from climate change — including wildfires like those still raging throughout the state – and highlighted for the first time the regional impacts with nine deep-dive reports spearheaded by University of California scientists.
December 7, 2011

Can ‘carbon ranching’ offset emissions in California?

Could cultivating dense fields of weeds help mitigate climate change by soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere? Berkeley scientists Dennis Baldocchi and Whendee Silver are exploring that possibility in California’s agricultural heartland, the San Joaquin Valley. National Public Radio reports.