Throughout Earth's history, biodiversity has been molded by extinction. Today, the study of species survival has taken on new urgency as rapid changes in ecosystems, climate systems, and human populations threaten an increasing proportion of our biota. Join us to learn about the complex web of interacting mechanisms that influence extinction both in deep time and today. We'll explore the physical, biological, and anthropogenic drivers of background and mass extinction, the role of extinction in restructuring communities, and the evolutionary opportunities that extinction events leave in their wake.
This short course is cosponsored by the Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM) and Science@Cal. A list of speakers and additional details will be available shortly. Register here.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
2050 Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Questions? Contact Lisa White.
Read about past UCMP short courses.