BS Nature documentary that first aired March 29 and is now available for streaming explores the impact of climate change on Yosemite National Park, and features two UC Berkeley biologists who climb to the tops of giant sequoias to understand what the future holds for these ancient trees.
Professor Nipam Patel and his lab are using innovative techniques to study how butterflies develop their extraordinary colors and patterns. Watch this new video, created by the California Academy of Sciences, posted on its bioGraphic website:
Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps (The previous posting contained a typo in an invited professor’s name, for which we apologize.) The 2017 edition of the Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps will take place on 17-23 June 2017 in Riederfurka, Switzerland. Target participants are PhD students in early stages of PhD and advanced Master students.
This election was particularly stressful. More than 50 percent of Americans reported that it was a significant source of stress, and this was true for supporters of both parties. The surprising result certainly stressed many. So, what do we do now?
The stress response is actually crucial for survival. When we get down to the biology of it, we understand that without it an organism will die when it encounters the first challenge in its environment.
One of the iconic species of the northern California coastline is the redwood tree. The majestic trees are dependent upon another feature emblematic of the area—fog. Plant ecologist Todd Dawson describes how redwoods utilize this seasonal water source and how drought and climate change are impacting these old-growth forests.
In a study published this week in Nature Climate Change, a team including Integrative Biology Professor Brent Mishler and Andrew Thornhill, collaborating with Carlos Gonzalez-Orozco from the University of Canberra, used a new big data analytic method to model the effects of climate change on eucalypts, Australia’s most dominant and widespread trees, taking into account detailed ranges for each species and their evolutionary relationships based on thousands of DNA sequences. Read More...
Nicolas Alexandre, Sarah Banker, Debora Brandt, Jackie Childers, Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters, Kyle DeMarr, Rosa Jimenez, Benjamin Karin, Emily King, Isaac Marck, Jesus Martinez-Gomez, Shannon O'Brien, Timothy O'Connor, Julianne Pelaez, Aaron Pomerantz, Michael Song, Andre Szejner Sigal, Kirsten Verster, Elisa Visher and Daniel Wait.
UC Berkeley paleontologists have identified distinctive features of primate teeth that allow them to track the evolution of our ape and monkey ancestors, shedding light on a mysterious increase in monkey species that occurred during a period of climate change 8 million years ago.