Peter D. Roopnarine
Curator of Geology
Invertebrate Zoology & Geology
Current Appointments
  • Curator, California Academy of Sciences
  • Chair, Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences
  • Research Professor, Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University
  • Research Associate, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley
Professional BiographyWith Rhiannon at Ocean Beach
  • Curator, California Academy of Sciences,  2008-present
  • Associate Curator, California Academy of Sciences,  2005-2008
  • Department Chair, California Academy of Sciences,2001-2004, 2012-present
  • Assistant Curator, California Academy of Sciences, 1999-2004
  • Research Associate, University of Arizona, 1997-1999
  • Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State University,  1994-1998
  • Lecturer, University of California Davis, 1994
Education
  • 1994 - Ph.D., Geology, University of California Davis
  • 1988 - M.S., Ocean Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
  • 1984 - B.Sc., Biology, Mount Allison University
Research Interests
  • Theory of extinction, mass extinctions, and community evolution
  • Mathematical modelling of paleocommunity perturbative dynamics
  • Morphometric analysis of morphological integration
  • Venerid and corbulid bivalve evolution and systematics
  • Evolutionary ecology of Neogene tropical American marine molluscs
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