Tidbits (page 1 of 2)

To Tony Barnosky, as editor of a new book entitled Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado that presents the analysis of data from animal fossils found in Porcupine Cave, located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
To Jere Lipps and Dr. Marisol Montellano from the Institute of Geology at UNAM-Mexico City, recipients of a UC-MEXUS CONACYT Grant for Collaborative Projects. Their research will explore the stratigraphy and systematics of Late Cretaceous vertebrate faunas from Baja California. Graduate student Greg Wilson will also be involved in the project. Additional congratulations go to Jere, along with several other Co-Investigators in the Center for Integrative Planetary Sciences (CIPS), UC Berkeley, and PI Alan Duncan, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, in securing a substantial NASA grant as a planning step toward developing specialized instrumentation for a mission to orbit the moons of Jupiter. Jere and his students will focus on developing a paleontological and biological strategy for identifying sites where clues left from past and present life might be found.
To Liz Perotti, recipient of the Lerner-Grey Grant from the American Museum of Natural History, which
  she will use to investigate how (and if) evolutionary history influences the ecology of extant limpets in Baja California.
To Nick Pyenson and Alan Shabel who organized the June 2004 Summer Morphometrics workshop held here in Berkeley and presented by Mimi Zelditch and Don Swiderski from the University of Michigan. Morphometrics is a method of spatial analysis used to quantify changes in the shape of complex objects, which has many interesting applications in paleobiology.
To Caroline Strömberg, a recent alumnus of the UC Museum of Paleontology, received the 2004 Isabel Cookson Award at the annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America. The award recognizes the best paleobotany paper presented by a student or recent graduate. Caroline’s presentation was on phytolith evidence concerning Tertiary vegetation change and grass evolution in the North American interior.
To Jann Vendetti, recipient of a student grant in Malacology from the Western Society of Malacologists. The award gave Jann a chance to collect Bruclarkia gastropods in the Sooke formation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
And special congratulations to Museum Scientist David Haasl and Elaine Brister on their recent marriage!

Front page Next