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  • UCMP - University of California Museum of Paleontology
    Understanding Evolution your one stop source for information on evolution Understanding Science how science really works Partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore leads to important discovery of marine specimen July 8 2015 UCMP s partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore National Park Service has resulted in the discovery and collection of an important marine mammal specimen Barnosky meets with Governor Jerry Brown and a United Nations delegation to discuss climate change June 17 2015 The meeting preceded announcements by Brown concerning legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions and the promotion of renewable energy sources UCMP participates in Girl Scouts bridging event June 17 2015 UCMP students and staff host a table at Crissy Field for this annual event A morphological study of living and fossil Quercus oak pollen from California using scanning electron microscopy May 12 2015 Scanning Electron Microscope images of California oak pollen help grad student Winnie Hsiung differentiate between oak species something not possible with Light Microscopy Building a forest The adventures continue in the Jose Creek Member April 29 2015 Grad student Dori Contreras continues her studies of an exceptional Late Cretaceous flora in New Mexico Do green tide algae reproduce all year April 27 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/ (2015-07-08)
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  • Search UCMP
    UCMP s field notes SEARCH GLOSSARY SITE MAP Search UCMP Enter keywords into the following form to search the UCMP website Google Custom Search HOME SEARCH GLOSSARY SITE MAP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTACT COPYRIGHT CREDITS SUBSCRIBE RSS Other UCMP

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/search.php (2015-07-08)
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  • UCMP Glossary
    practicing biologists and paleontologists in various fields We have tried to make the exhibits easy to understand without the glossary but using this glossary may make your visit more enjoyable Browse Alphabetically A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Browse by Volume Volume 1 Phylogenetics Volume 2 Geology Volume 3 Biochemistry

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/glossary.html (2015-07-08)
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  • Site Map
    Paleontology Portal A gateway to North American paleontology resources K 12 resources Activities and lessons specifically for K 12 teachers and their students Mystery fossil A monthly fossil identification challenge using specimens from the UCMP Research profiles Profiles of some of the exciting work happening at UCMP Special exhibits A set of miscellaneous content features produced by UCMP over the years Science at UCMP The home for information about scientific

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/sitemap.php (2015-07-08)
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  • Think Evolution VII: A summer institute for science educators
    participants will complete a tree thinking activity suitable for use in their classrooms 10 45 11 00 Break 11 00 12 15 A conversation with Kefyn Catley Professor of Biology Western Carolina University Solving problems in nature and at home Unleashing the power of tree thinking in your classroom continued See description above 12 15 1 00 Lunch with the scientists bring your own lunch 1 00 3 00 Resource sharing NOVA evolution labs Tuesday July 28 8 30 9 00 am Coffee and munchies 9 00 9 30 Morning warm up and logistics for the day 9 30 10 45 A conversation with Travis Hagey Postdoctoral student Biological Sciences University of Idaho The gecko adhesive system How it works and how it evolved The question of why animals are shaped the way they are has intrigued scientists for hundreds of years Considering links between morphology performance and habitat my research investigates the adhesive abilities of geckos Geckos are a diverse group of lizards well known for their adhesive toe pads Using mathematical modeling 3D imaging borrowed from the medical field and engineering simulations I study how morphological variation in the tiny structures that make up gecko toe pads influence their performance I also investigate broader patterns using phylogenetic comparative methods to predict how adhesive performance has evolved across geckos and other pad bearing lizards 10 45 11 00 Break 11 00 12 15 TBD 12 15 1 00 Lunch with the scientists bring your own lunch 1 00 3 00 Resource sharing animal mobility and trackways Wednesday July 29 8 30 9 00 am Coffee and munchies 9 00 9 30 Morning warm up and logistics for the day 9 30 10 45 A conversation with Rauri Bowie Associate Professor of Integrative Biology Museum of Vertebrate Zoology UC Berkeley Bird phylogeny 10 45 11 00 Break 11 00 12 15 A conversation with Satish Pillai Associate Professor UC San Francisco School of Medicine Understanding HIV through phylogeny 12 15 1 00 Lunch with the scientists bring your own lunch 1 00 3 00 Resource sharing introduction to The Tree Room on Understanding Evolution Thursday July 30 9 00 9 30 Meet at the Berkeley Space Sciences Lab 9 30 2 00 Talks and tours from Berkeley astronomers and an introduction to A Place for Life a special astronomy exhibit Friday July 31 9 00 9 30 Morning check in and logistics for the day 9 30 10 45 Perspectives on phylogeny from the paleontological record 10 45 11 00 Break 11 00 12 15 Intro to HHMI resources with teacher ambassadors 12 15 1 00 Lunch with the scientists bring your own lunch 1 00 3 00 More HHMI evolution resources with teacher ambassadors About the Speakers Laura R Novick is an associate professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt University where she investigates students ability to understand and reason with diagrams particularly evolutionary trees She earned a B S in psychology from The University of Iowa and

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/about/institute15.php (2015-07-08)
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  • Support the UCMP
    via Berkeley s secure Give to Cal website Give to Cal also has additional information about other forms of donation and payment methods Donate directly to UCMP here Become a friend of UCMP Another way to support UCMP is to become a Friend As a Friend of UCMP you can expect to receive Special advance notice of UCMP s scientific and educational activities A subscription to the UCMP News our quarterly newsletter Discounts on all UCMP activities and events To become a Friend simply fill in the following form and send it along with your check payable to UC Regents to the address listed on the form Print out this form or download and print a PDF version Your gift to the University of California Museum of Paleontology helps support research education and public outreach at the largest most interactive university paleontology program in America Become a Friend of UCMP Please make checks payable to UC Regents Mail your check and this form to University of California Berkeley Museum of Paleontology 1101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg 4780 Berkeley CA 94720 4780 All membership fees and donations are tax deductible to the limit allowed by law Buy a UCMP tee shirt All proceeds from shirt sales go to support UCMP research and outreach Designs sizes and colors are limited to the supply on hand For availability please e mail Chris Mejia or call her at 510 642 1821 You can also drop by the UCMP office during regular business hours to ask about availability place an order or to pick up an order Designs that you see reproduced below may be reprinted in the future the Tyrannosaurus rex shirt has already been reprinted twice and will be again The UCMP main office 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building is open 9 00

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/support.php (2015-07-08)
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  • Research
    writing by UCMP curators staff and students PaleoBios A peer reviewed journal produced by the UCMP issued three times each year Collections at UCMP Learn about the UCMP collections search the collections online read policies for using the collections and more Molecular Phylogenetics Lab A molecular biology lab for the evolutionary genetic analysis of living organisms related to the fossils we study Information for visiting researchers Policies contact information and

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/science/research.php (2015-07-08)
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  • Collections
    Holroyd Collection descriptions microfossil holdings invertebrate holdings vertebrate holdings paleobotany holdings historical archives archived supplementary data Specimen images at CalPhotos microfossil specimen photos vertebrate specimen photos plant specimen photos invertebrate specimen photos Search the archives online Search the museum s archival holdings such as detailed field notes annotated papers and maps original drawings scientific illustrations newspaper clippings collections ledgers photographic documentation of specimens and field sites 16 mm film lantern

    Original URL path: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/science/collections.php (2015-07-08)
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