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Bernice Wenzel

Bernice Wenzel

Prof Bernice Wenzel, a pioneer in the area of avian olfaction, died in Los Angeles on 31 January at the age of 96.

She was a Professor Emeritus in the Physiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences departments at UCLA, and was Assistant Dean for Educational Research in the Medical School from 1974–89.

In 1965, she made her mark in ornithological circles by showing in her UCLA lab that pigeons use smell, sight and hearing to guide themselves - a hypothesis that was not commonly accepted at the time.

We are sorry to see the passing of Bernice and offer our condolences to her family and colleagues.

An obituary is at the UCLA link below . .

  • 24 February 2018
  • Animal Navigation Group

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