Padian Lab

Elizabeth Ferrer

B.S., Geology
Bowling Green State University

Her research: "I am interested in vertebrate paleontology. Specifically, I'm interested in integrating comparative phylogenetic and morphological studies to better understand the relationship between form and function in vertebrate evolution."

How she got interested in paleontology: "After visiting the American Museum of Natural History as a child, I left with more questions than answers. I started researching ideas in paleontology when I was 8 and never stopped all throughout high school. I realized that either this was just a ridiculously long phase or my lifetime ambition. I chose the latter and haven't looked back since."

Barnosky, A. D., Nicholas Matzke, Susumu Tomiya, Guin Wogan, Brian Swartz, Tiago Quental, Charles Marshall, Jenny L. McGuire, Emily L. Lindsey, Kaitlin C. Maguire, Ben Mersey, Elizabeth A. Ferrer. 2011. Has the Earth's sixth mass extinction already arrived? Nature 471:51-57

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Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
3060 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140

UC Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780

Lab Phone: 510-642-7434
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