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.

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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...

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is embarking on a broad search for a scientist to fill a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in Vertebrate Physiology. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.

We welcome applicants who study any vertebrate taxon (including humans) and who can relate their research to human physiology. We seek a colleague to join a department with strong multidisciplinary emphases, and to complement and bridge strongly represented fields such as human health sciences, ecology, comparative biomechanics, endocrinology, genomics, and evolutionary biology. Candidates will also be expected to have a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and to contribute to instruction in core courses of vertebrate physiology as well as in their specific area of expertise.