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Seminars and Events at the MVZ and on the Berkeley Campus


Berkeley Natural Histsory Museums Biodiversity Informatics
Herp Group
Integrative Biology
MVZ Lunch

Click here for a weekly listing of seminars in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science

Cal Day

The MVZ holds an annual open house in conjunction with UC Berkeley's Cal Day, with special displays that highlight the collections and diversity of vertebrates. Visitors get a chance to see and handle a variety of live animals, including snakes, and to chat with faculty, staff, and students about research or classes on biology and natural history at UC Berkeley. This is the only day of the year that the Museum is open to the public. Click here for recent Cal Day pictures from the MVZ.

Berkeley Natural History Museums Calender
The Berkeley Natural History Museums host a number of public events on campus. To see what's happening, check out the BNHM calender of events.

MVZ News Feed

 Jul 08, 2016  
MVZ Grad Student Publication Featured in Berkeley News

A recent publication by MVZ graduate student, Alexander Stubbs and co-author Christopher Stubbs (Harvard) titled, "Spectral discrimination in color blind animals via chromatic aberration and pupil shape" was featured in Berkeley News this week. The PNAS article presents a mechanism by which "color-blind" animals may be able to distinguish colors using cephalopods as a specific example.

You can read the Berekeley New article, "Weird pupils let octopuses see their colorful gardens" here.

Direct link to the PNAS article is here.

 May 20, 2016  
Graduate Student Tali Hammond featured in the Economist

In the article, "Time and Motion Study" Tali explains how technology can make zoologists more productive.

Read the full article HERE.