Laura Eklund, Collection Manager, Anthropology
Collection Manager, Anthropology
Ethnographic and archaeological collections management
Curatorial Assistant, Herpetology
Curator Emeritus
Catalog of Fishes
Michele Esposito
Curatorial Assistant
Lauren Esposito, Assistant Curator, Schlinger Chair of Arachnology, California Academy of Sciences
Assistant Curator, Schlinger Chair of Arachnology
Arachnology

I study the patterns and processes of evolution in scorpions and their fascinating venoms, spiders, and whip spiders. I am particularly interested in the interactions between biota, geology, and climate that have lead to the present-day assemblage of life on Earth. I feel that by understanding the history of life on Earth, we can make better informed decisions for enabling the present-day flora and fauna to continue to adapt and evolve.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Evolution, Conservation, Coral Reef Fishes

I am interested in the patterns and processes that generate and maintain marine biodiversity and working towards solutions for the various environmental issues that are pressing marine ecosystems.

I am currently conducting phylogeographic surveys of Indo-Pacific coral reef fishes and applying a comparative genomics approach to investigate speciation and reticulate evolution in coral reef fishes and the role of color in the diversification of this group.

Brian Fisher, Curator
Curator of Entomology, Patterson Scholar

My research focuses on leveraging new technologies and tools to discover, document, and understand the diversity on earth and ensure these results are available and used immediately for conservation action.

Collections Manager, Birds and Mammals

Research Areas

Marine mammal data collection on Bay Area beaches

Co-evolution of quill mites (Syringophilidae) and their bird hosts

Birds of Southeast Asia

China Natural History Project

Ageing & sexing passerines using molt criteria

Programmer
Database programming
Curatorial Assistant, Botany

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