University of California, Berkeley
Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity
The University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity advances science and solutions to halt climate change, conserve biodiversity, and improve the experience of nature for all. The Institute conducts new scientific research and helps managers and policymakers apply the results to conservation of ecosystems around the world, especially in national parks and other protected areas. The University of California, Berkeley, has developed unique expertise in providing science to national parks, with more than a century of experience. The University established the Institute on October 24, 2017.
Public protection of land and water serves important roles for carbon solutions to climate change, resilience, endangered species, tropical forests, health and well-being, education, thriving economies, Indigenous cultures, and environmental justice. For these critical issues and other emerging questions, the Institute connects field managers and government policymakers to the high-level interdisciplinary research capabilities of the University of California, Berkeley.
Institute researchers also communicate science-based solutions to motivate public action and cultivate future conservation leaders. With new scientific insights, the Institute aims to advance meaningful progress for nature and people.
- Halt climate change, through carbon solutions and resilience measures
- Conserve biodiversity, especially in national parks and other protected areas
- Improve the experience of nature for all, from cities to wilderness