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Volume 32, Issue 1, 2015:
Latest articles:
By Carole Hickman (published 10/2/2015)
By Edwin A. Cadena and James F. Parham (published 9/7/2015)

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forestfireFive Climate Tipping Points We've Already Seen, and One We're Hoping For
September 22, 2015

This week is Climate Week in New York, when President Obama, Pope Francis, and many other world leaders converge to continue hammering out commitments intended to limit global warming to 2 degrees C or less, to be presented at the make-or-break COP21 climate meetings in Paris in early December.

Teachers Monica Sircar (left; Everest Public High School, Redwood City) and Crystina Ayala (ASCEND K-8 School, Oakland) use string to represent rays of sunlight hitting Earth's surface at different angles at different latitudes.UCMP and Stanford partner on a global change workshop for teachers
August 21, 2015

Middle and high school science teachers received double the resources when UCMP and Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences teamed up to offer a week-long workshop on global change.

UCMP student assistants Michele Maybee, Elyanah Posner, and Danielle Heinz; UCMP research assistant Sarah TulgaUCMP science casual: Dinosaur NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
August 20, 2015

Imagine over 3,000 adults in San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences (Cal Academy) for a night of fun special exhibits, drinks, and a serious science social. Now imagine it every Thursday.

Lead author Brian Rankin holds jaws of two species of 50 million year old horses.  Measurements of their teeth were used to study how global change can affect how mammals evolve.New research shows how mammals became smaller in response to dramatic climate warming
August 3, 2015

Fifty-six million years ago the Earth underwent a dramatic warming event, with temperatures increasing by as much as 7º Celsius over a span of just 100 000 years. Many mammals responded to this temperature increase by becoming much smaller. How these changes happened, however, is poorly understood. Identifying and measuring the mechanisms that drove these changes was the focus of a new study by University of California Museum of Paleontology researchers Brian Rankin and Pat Holroyd, and colleagues from University of Calgary and Western University of Health Sciences.

ptreyes-fossilPartnership with Point Reyes National Seashore leads to important discovery of marine specimen
July 8, 2015

UCMP’s partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore (National Park Service) has resulted in the discovery and collection of an important marine mammal specimen.

LA Museum thumbnailBarnosky meets with Governor Jerry Brown and a United Nations delegation to discuss climate change
June 17, 2015

The meeting preceded announcements by Brown concerning legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions and the promotion of renewable energy sources.

Bridging thumbnailUCMP participates in Girl Scouts’ “bridging” event
June 17, 2015

UCMP students and staff host a table at Crissy Field for this annual event.

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.

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