Advancing Science and Solutions

The University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity 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.

National parks form the heart of nature. For climate change, biodiversity conservation, the experience of nature for all, and other emerging issues in national parks and other protected areas, 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.