The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) is offering a day long course on evolution!
As we look at the biodiversity around us, we stare in wonderment at complex courtship behaviors, bizarre ornamentation and display, extraordinary adaptations to severe conditions, and unusual means of communicating, eating, and reproducing. The diversity is overwhelming and evolution is the only explanation! Come join the experts to learn more — this short course will give you a chuckle as well as an increased appreciation for life around us. This short course is cosponsored by the Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM) and Science@Cal.
Presentations will include:
- Evolution revealed: How a musical instrument evolved from feathers by Kim Bostwick, Curator, Birds and Mammals, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
- Orchestrating the score: Complex communication strategies in jumping spiders by Damian O. Elias, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
- Evolution can explain our sex lives by Marlene Zuk, Professor of Biology, UC Riverside
- And other talks from Steve Glickman, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley and Eileen Lacey, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley