SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge

©Allie Caulfield, SF Bay Wildlife Refuge

The 2016 UCMP Short Course at UC Berkeley focuses on the San Francisco Bay - Past, Present, and Future. 

Registration now open for February 27 Short Course

The San Francisco Bay estuary is one of the most important ecological habitats in California and its presence influences most everything unique about the Bay Area – the geography, the weather, the people. Earthquakes, sea level change, erosion, and other geological processes have shaped the Bay and surrounding landscape for thousands of years.

Today and throughout the history of human settlement in the Bay Area and northern California, the Bay has been affected by human activity in a multitude of ways – from hydraulic mining during the gold rush, the introduction of non-native species to the Bay, and to the ongoing modification of the Bay shoreline in a region more than 7 million people call home.

Join UCMP to explore the state of the Bay and surrounding coastal areas, and hear from experts on the Bay’s history and the Bay’s future, considering the human and non-human causes of change continuing to shape San Francisco Bay.

This Short course is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Natural History Museums and Science@Cal.

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