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Winnie2 thumbnailA morphological study of living and fossil Quercus (oak) pollen from California using scanning electron microscopy
May 12, 2015

Scanning Electron Microscope images of California oak pollen help grad student Winnie Hsiung differentiate between oak species, something not possible with Light Microscopy.

Dori3 thumbnailBuilding a forest: The adventures continue in the Jose Creek Member
April 29, 2015

Grad student Dori Contreras continues her studies of an exceptional Late Cretaceous flora in New Mexico.

Rosemary2 thumbnailDo green tide algae reproduce all year?
April 27, 2015

Grad student Rosemary Romero is looking at reproduction in algae to learn more about the causes and predictability of green tides.

Field trip thumbnailSouthern California Spring Break 2015 field trip
April 10, 2015

During Spring Break, Assistant Professors Seth Finnegan and Cindy Looy took a group of UCMP grad students and staff on a geological and paleontological trip to see select southern California localities.

Bearded Lady thumbnailThe Bearded Lady Project comes to the UCMP
February 13, 2015

When the Bearded Lady Project crew came to Berkeley, they were expecting to find four women paleontologists. They were surprised, but pleased, to find 24!

Campanile thumbnailFossils in the Campanile? It’s true!
February 5, 2015

Yes, there are fossils in the Campanile — five floors of them in fact — and in this centennial year of Sather Tower, many of them are the subject of research and curation projects.

BASF 2014 thumbnailUCMP participates in the Bay Area Science Festival for fourth straight year
November 25, 2014

The museum plugs paleontology at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

barnosky november 2014 thumbnailUCMP curator and Integrative Biology professor keeps attention focused on climate change and mass extinction
November 25, 2014

Tony Barnosky is featured in a number of new resources on global change and mass extinctions through time.

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