This week on The Graduates, we speak with Dr. Natalia Villavicencio, recent graduate from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Natalia's research focuses on the roles that humans and climate change play in driving animals to extinction, in the past and in the present. In the interview, Natalia talks about paleoclimate, understanding past ecosystems, and her work in the Atacama Desert of Chile. Natalia also discusses the extinction of large mammals in South America and describes some of her experiences as an international student here at Berkeley.
The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web at http://kalx.berkeley.edu. Past episodes are available to listen and download free on iTunes or online. The Graduates is hosted by Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology.