Jan. 31-Mar. 7
UH Room 150
Discover what it’s like to be a paleontologist. Meet the faculty and students of Berkeley’s Museum of Paleontology and learn about new techniques and data analysis that reveal the ancient past, including our own Bay Area history. Study the effects of climate change on ecosystems, the forces that caused mass extinctions of plants and animals, primate evolution in the Olduvai Gorge, and the new science of genomics. Our last class will meet in the paleontology museum to examine one of the world’s largest university collections.
Marty Pollard was an engineer and instrumentation group leader at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the DOE Joint Genome Institute, where he provided support for the Human Genome Project and subsequent genomic sequencing.