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Jenny McGuire
Barnosky Lab

Jenny McGuire


Phone: (510) 643-6275

Research: “I've always loved biology, but during college I discovered geology. I'm using my learning in both fields to study mammalian paleoecology and large-scale evolutionary questions. One of these questions concerns the Great American Interchange (the migration of land and freshwater faunas resulting from the joining of North and South America in the Upper Pliocene) and its effects on mammals on both continents. Though there have been many studies of the Interchange, I plan to look at the event from some different perspectives.”

Why UCMP? “I came to Berkeley in part because of the wonderful collections housed at UCMP but also because of the good match with my advisor and the terrific graduate students; they were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I wanted to be like them!”