UC Berkeley is the host campus for the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CA-CESU), a research and education consortium of 15 Federal Agencies and 45 University and non-governmental research partners co-generating science for public benefit. Over 100 projects and $30M are implemented via the CA-CESU each year.

The mission of the Californian CESU is to provide research, technical assistance and education across the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences to address natural and cultural resource management issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context in California and nationally as appropriate.

The  Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network  is a national consortium of federal agencies, tribes, academic institutions, state and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations, and other partners working together to support informed public trust resource stewardship.