Biodiversity Workshop

Biodiversity Workshop Poster

Three researchers from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology (Terry Gosliner, Chrissy Piotrowski, and Gary Williams) presented lectures and participated in the 2012 Biodiversity Research and Conservation Workshop held at the University of the Philippines (Manila, Luzon) in November.  Over one hundred individuals took part from the University of the Philippines, the California Academy of Sciences, and various regulatory and conservation agencies in the Philippines.  Subjects covered included: Systematic Biology and the Foundation of Comparative Biology, Applications of Systematics to Comparative Biology, and Education and Public Engagement: Leveraging Science for Formal Education and Public Audiences.


natural history collection

The Importance of Natural History Collections


Front Cover Hearst Publication

CAS Special Publication: The Coral Triangle - The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition


The old saying “You are what you eat” takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa.

Our ancestors used to dine almost exclusively on leaves and fruits from trees, shrubs and herbs until 3.5mya when a major shift occurred, according to four new simultaneously published studies.

A series of 4 scientific papers shows evidence of an expanding variety of plant foods, written into the enamel of fossil teeth.

Discovery of North American Honey Bee Fossil

PCAS Volume 60, Nos. 1-9

Proceedings paper spurs article in Science News! Click on the above link to read more and for information on how to order.