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Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology

 

Narrator:       This is Science Today. The Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology, or the BiGCB, involves over 100 scientists from various disciplines at the University of California, Berkeley. The collaboration aims to develop reliable, detailed biological forecasts to determine how global changes are going to affect the biology that sustains Earth. Integrative biologist Anthony Barnosky says the project is exceptionally well-positioned to do this type of research.

Barnosky:      Berkeley has world-class scientists in everything from molecular biology to paleontology, to ecosystems science, to remote sensing, to climate modeling and these are pieces that are often not found in the same physical space. The idea is that by putting together these different groups of scientists and communicating on a common theme, new discoveries will result.

Narrator:       For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.