The first “big data” analysis of California’s native plants, using digitized information from more than 22 herbaria and botanical gardens around the state, provides some surprises about one of the most thoroughly studied and unique areas in the country.
For one, the state’s arid regions, including deserts such as Death Valley, are hotspots for originating new plant species and providing refuges for older plants that have disappeared elsewhere.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced today that 14 leading scientists have been named HHMI professors, an award that recognizes excellence in research and education and empowers recipients to explore new approaches to important challenges in science education. HHMI is awarding 10 individual grants of $1 million each and two grants for collaborative projects that will receive a total of $1.5 million each over five years.
Each year the Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry recognizes a young investigator for distinguished contributions to comparative physiology and biochemistry or to related fields of functional and integrative biology. The award offers the awardee a fantastic opportunity to communicate this research via a large lecture at this year's SICB conference.
This Saturday, May 13, Grant Schroeder, 22, an integrative biology major, will address thousands of his peers at a campus wide commencement ceremony as UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior and winner of the prestigious 2017 University Medal. Instead of cataloging his achievements, his speech will touch on the experiences and vulnerabilities that turned him from methodical to mensch. Read More...
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: