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Vertebrate Paleontology Research and Curation
UCMP has been awarded $149,713 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to curate, rehouse, and capture digital images of the important Pleistocene-Holocene McKittrick tarpit fossil collection from Kern County, California.
UC paleontologist Charles Camp was busy excavating ichthyosaur skeletons 150 miles from Yucca Flat during atomic testing in the 1950s.
Check out this new online exhibit, the result of a collaboration between the University of Colorado and UCMP.
The consensus statement, authored by UCMP’s Tony Barnosky and several other scientists, is the focus of a news feature in the July 24, 2014, issue of Nature.
Lisa White, UCMP’s Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs, is an African-American paleontologist and as such, finds herself as a role model for minorities.
Grad student Lindsey Dougherty reports on the flashing behavior of Ctenoides ales, the “disco clam,” in the latest issue (published online June 25, 2014) of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Sculptures made for the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition by Huff are rediscovered and three of them return to Berkeley.
Emily Lindsey ponders the geologically recent disappearance of much of the world’s megafauna and the importance of preserving the megafauna we still have.
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