Spring 2018

January 29

Obed Hernandez-Gomez, ESPM Dept., UC Berkeley

“Microbial Ecology of the Amphibian Skin”

February 12

Ted Papenfuss, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

Eritrea Part 1 - Fieldwork in the Red Sea Region working with Somali War Lords and Yemeni Kidnappers as Colleagues.

February 26

Ted Papenfuss, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

Eritrea Part 2 - Following in the Foot Steps of 19th Century Naturalists to Resurvey Historic Amphibian and Reptile Type Localities

March 12

Clay Noss, ESPM Dept. and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

“Herp Fire Ecology”

April 2

Alex Gunderson, ESPM Dept., UC Berkeley

“Balancing the Need to Stay Warm and Stay Safe: The Thermal Consequences of Color Evolution for Crypsis in White Sands Desert Lizards”

April 16

Austin Mudd, Molecular & Cell Biology Dept., UC Berkeley

“What to do with two dozen (and counting) amphibian genomes”

April 30

Ben Karin, IB Dept. and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

“Herps of the Kei Islands: 150 years of collections and still more to find”