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UCSC research shows you can't always judge a fish by its color

Photo of damselfishIt seems only logical to tell species apart by such physical traits as size and color. But appearances can be deceiving, according to research by UCSC's Giacomo Bernardi, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and his colleagues. Their studies of damselfish found that species distinctions based on appearance don't always match distinctions based on genetics. Bernardi's work has important conservation applications. By determining true species distinctions, marine reserves can be placed where they will protect the most genetic diversity, for example. More

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April 22-28, 2002
Vol. 6, No. 34

Dedication of the Center for Adaptive Optics postponed

Campus Welfare Committee taking a look at housing

Staff, faculty contribute to Reel Work Labor Film Festival

Physicist: Missile defense systems could create halo of space debris

Civil and gay rights activist Urvashi Vaid speaks April 29

Heirloom varieties featured at Farm's annual spring plant sale

UCSC researchers featured in PBS series on fishing crisis

More Campus News: First annual Campus Earth Summit April 24... The Natural Sciences Division is on the move.. UCSC alumni invited to apply to be a UC Regent... New U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy hears from UCSC researchers... 'New Methods in International Economics' is topic of one-day workshop... Eleventh Annual Women of Color Film Festival to be held this weekend...Donate your old cell phone for a good cause... Upcoming classes from the Recreation Department... and more.

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