Jere H. Lipps
Professor, Dept. of Integrative
Curator of Paleontology, UC
Museum of Paleontology, (1988present)
Jere Lipps works on both modern and fossil marine organisms, protists
in particular. His current research takes him to Russia to collect
and study Precambrian animals, to tropical Pacific Island reefs
to study living foraminifera, and to the coasts throughout the
Pacific to understand shallow-water assemblages through time.
Read the interview with Dr. Lipps
to find out more.
Camping along the shores of Russia's White
Sea with Misha Fedonkin (left) and Jim Valentine (center).
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|False facts are highly injurious to
the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views,
if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes
a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is
done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is
often at the same time opened.
C. Darwin, The Descent of Man, 1871
"It is not an insuperable difficulty that Foraminifera have
not...progressed in organization since even the Laurential epoch;
for some organisms would have to remain fitted for simple conditions
of life, and what could be better fitted for this end than these
lowly organized Protozoa?"
C. Darwin, The
Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, 6th Edition,
Picture of the Day. Visit the archives to see lots of fantastic
Tree of Life. About the diversity of life on Earth.
- Earth from Space. Images
of Earth from NASA's Space Shuttle.
Angeles. Taphonomy of the famous and not so famous.
- Endurance. Alfred Lansing,
McGraw-Hill, New York. 1959.
- In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship
Essex. Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, New York. 2000.
- Woe Is I, the Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in
Plain English. Patricia T. O'Conner, RiverHead Books,
New York. 1996.
-Any book by Charles Darwin.