UC Berkeley study shows effects of climate change on desert animals

Photo of Mojave Desert
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Small mammals may be better adapted than birds to the increasing temperatures of California’s deserts caused by climate change, according to a new study by UC Berkeley researchers published Friday.
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Faces of Berkeley: Jim Patton, adventuring professor

Integrative biology professor emeritus has been shipwrecked five times

UC Berkeley professor emeritus Jim Patton’s desk is nestled comfortably among rows of large gray cases storing hundreds of stuffed and oftentimes exotic creatures that have been carefully studied by researchers at the campus Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. As a curator at the museum for the last 40 years, the retired professor of
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