Most of our students participate in field-based research during their time at Berkeley. Students are encouraged to develop their own field program and/or to collaborate with other researchers. Current field research includes localities in Africa, Arizona, California, Mexico, Nevada, and New Mexico. Our field projects are done in collaboration with other Berkeley scientists as well as colleagues from Northern Arizona University, The Field Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History.
There are several funding opportunities for field research through the UCMP and the Department of Integrative Biology. Students have also received funding for field work through outside sources including the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Palaeontological Association, the Jurassic Foundation, the Society of the Sigma Xi, and the National Geographic Foundation.
Enjoy some recent pics taken from some of our exotic field locales:
Matt Wedel hunts for dinosaurs at Big Bend National Park, TX, 2007
Katie Brakora pauses for reflection at Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa, 2007
Ghost Ranch, NM, 2007
Randy Irmis examines a roadcut near Bakersfield, CA, 2006
Randy Irmis and colleagues shovel overburden at Ghost Ranch, NM, 2006
Hoodoos in the Moenave Formation, AZ, 2005