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Jere Lipps
– B.A. 1962, UCLA
– Ph.D. 1966, UCLA
Contact Information
Mailing address:
  University of California, Berkeley
  Dept of Integrative Biology
  3060 Valley Life Sci Bldg # 3140
  Berkeley, CA 94720-3140
  Office: 4101A VLSB
  Lab Location: 4101 VLSB
Phone and fax:
  Office Phone: (510) 642-9006
  Fax: (510) 642-1822
  Lab Phone: (510) 642-1607
Lipps' BioBibliography
Lipps Lab page
Integrative Biology research interests page
Jere H. Lipps

Professor, Dept. of Integrative Biology (1989–present)
Curator of Paleontology, UC Museum of Paleontology, (1988–present)

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.

Jere in Russia
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, 1872

Web sites
Astronomy Picture of the Day. Visit the archives to see lots of fantastic images.
The Tree of Life. About the diversity of life on Earth.
- Earth from Space. Images of Earth from NASA's Space Shuttle.
Beneath Los 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.

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