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Fossil tracks thumbnailNew fossil footprint exhibit debuts online
July 30, 2014

Check out this new online exhibit, the result of a collaboration between the University of Colorado and UCMP.

Statement thumbnailGlobal change consensus statement having a global impact
July 30, 2014

The consensus statement, authored by UCMP’s Tony Barnosky and several other scientists, is the focus of a news feature in the July 24, 2014, issue of Nature.

Lisa2 thumbnailMaking the Earth sciences engaging and relevant for broader communities
July 30, 2014

Lisa White, UCMP’s Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs, is an African-American paleontologist and as such, finds herself as a role model for minorities.

Disco clam thumbnailFlash! Grad student discovers how Ctenoides ales, the “disco clam,” flashes
July 15, 2014

Grad student Lindsey Dougherty reports on the flashing behavior of Ctenoides ales, the “disco clam,” in the latest issue (published online June 25, 2014) of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Huff thumbnail75-year-old sculptures by William Gordon Huff relocated
July 15, 2014

Sculptures made for the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition by Huff are rediscovered and three of them return to Berkeley.

Emily thumbnailWhere have all the mammoths gone? And why do we care?
June 3, 2014

Emily Lindsey ponders the geologically recent disappearance of much of the world’s megafauna and the importance of preserving the megafauna we still have.

Ulva thumbnailMighty microbes implicated in Permian mass extinction
May 22, 2014

Grad student Rosemary Romero sees the similarity between modern algal blooms and a recently proposed explanation for the end-Permian extinction. By studying DNA in microscopic life history stages of coastal marine algae, she hopes to be able to predict when algal blooms are likely to happen.

Lucy thumbnailTracking down ammonites in the Denver, Colorado, area
May 22, 2014

Grad student Lucy Chang investigates how the morphology of ammonites may have influenced their ability to invade or adapt to North America’s shallow inland sea, the Western Interior Seaway, during the Late Cretaceous.

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