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Jere Lipps
Curator/Professor Emeritus

Jere Lipps

Email: jlipps@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510) 642-9006

Web page: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/museum/profiles/lipps/lipps_profile.html

His research and teaching: Jere Lipps works on both modern and fossil marine organisms, protists in particular. He teaches courses in paleontology, oceanography, and science communication, and co-teaches a field course on the biology and geology of tropical islands.

On science: "So many things we do daily could be re-expressed as science, for science is a method of exploring our surroundings and a model for intelligent living, not technological gadgets, mudane facts, or highfalutin ideas. Everyone already does science, they just don't recognize it. The scientific process is a delight. It's fun and it's glorious!"

Read more about Lipps in his UCMP Profile.

Publications:

Lipps, J.H. 2012. A Thrilling Chase: Nick Lane's Life Ascending. Reports National Center for Science Education, 32 (5): 2.1-2.6  Read it


Lipps, Jere H., M. Dunthorn, and T. Stoeck. 2012. Fossil tintinnids, p. 186-197. In: J. R. Dolan, D. S. Montagnes, S. Agatha, D. W. Coats and D. Stoecker (Editors), The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton, Wiley/Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Lesen, A., and Lipps, Jere H. What Have Natural and Human Changes Wrought on the Foraminifera of San Francisco Bay Late Quaternary Estuaries? Quaternary Research. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2011.06.005.


Lipps, Jere H. Reef restoration: the good and the bad. A paleontological perspective. Paleontological Society Special Papers 17: 139-150.


Lipps, Jere H., and Susan Goldstein. Dispersal and life histories in foraminifera. Geol. Soc America, Abstracts with Program.


Lipps, Jere H., K.L. Finger, and S.E. Walker. 2011 What should we call the Foraminifera? Journal of Foraminiferal Research. 41(4):309-313.  Read it


Stanley, George D., Jr., and Lipps, Jere H. Photosymbiosis: a driving force for reef success and failure. Paleontological Society Special Papers 17: 33-60.


Dunthorn, M., J.H. Lipps, and T. Stoeck. 2010. Reassessment of the putative ciliate fossils Eotintinnopsis, Wujiangella, and Yonyangella from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation in China. Acta Protozoologica, 49: 139-144.  Read it


Lipps, J.H. 2010. Charles Darwin and H.M.S. Beagle: Besides Galapagos. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, Vol. 61, Supplement II, No. 2: 7-30.


Lipps., J.H., and K.L. Finger. 2010. How many species of forams? Forams 2010, Abstracts with Program, Forams 2010, International Symposium on Foraminifera, September 5-10, Bonn, Germany:132.


Pyenson, N.D., R.B. Irmis, and J.H. Lipps. 2010. Comment on "Climate, Critters, and Cetaceans: Cenozoic Drivers of the Evolution of Modern Whales." Science, 330: 178-a.


Fay, S., M. Weber, and J. Lipps. 2009. The distribution of Symbiodinium diversity within individual host foraminifera. Coral Reefs 28:717-726.  Read it


Fedonkin, M.A., A.Y. Ivantsov, M.V. Leonov, J.H. Lipps, E.A. Serezhnikova, E.I. Malyutin, and Y.V. Khan. 2009. Paleo-piracy endangers Vendian (Ediacaran) fossils in the White Sea-Arkhangelsk region of Russia. Carnets du Geologie E-book.  Read it


Lipps, J.H. 2009. Dear Mr. Darwin. Paleontologica Electronica 12(2).  Read it


Lipps, J.H. 2009. PaleoParks: Our paleontological heritage protected and conserved in the field worldwide. Carnets du Geologie E-book.  Read it


Lipps, J.H. 2009. Voyage of the Beagle. Pp. 954-966 in R. Gillespie and D. Clague (eds.), Encyclopedia of Islands. Berkeley, University of California Press.


Lipps, J.H., and B. Granier (eds.). 2009. PaleoParks: The protection and conservation of fossil sites worldwide. Carnets du Geologie E-book  Read it


Pyenson, N.D., R.B. Irmis, J.H. Lipps, L.B. Barnes, E.D. Mitchell, Jr., and S.A. McLeod. 2009. The origin of a widespread marine bonebed deposited during the middle Miocene Climatic Optimum. Geology 37:519-522.


Sameeni, S.J., M. Haneef, Obaid-Ur-Rehman, and J.H. Lipps. 2009. Paleogene biostratigraphy of Kohat Area, Northern Pakistan. The Geological Bulletin of the Punjab University, 44: 27-42.


Ujiié, Y., and J.H. Lipps. 2009. Cryptic diversity in planktonic foraminifera in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 39(3):145-154.


Fay, S., J. H. Lipps and M. Weber. 2008. Evolutionary Potential of Photosymbiosis on Other Planets: Astrobiology 8 (2): 469.


Fay, S., M. Weber, and J. H. Lipps. 2008. The cell ecology of Symbiodinium in soritid foraminifera. Reefs for the Future, 11th Internat. Coral Reef Symposium 2008 – Abstracts, p. 286


Finger, K. L., M. M. Flenniken, and J. H. Lipps. 2008. Foraminifera used in the construction of Miocene Polychaete Tubes, Monterey Formation, California, USA. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 40 (6), xx


Finger, K. L., M. M. Flenniken, and J. H. Lipps. 2008. Foraminifera used in the construction of Miocene Polychaete Tubes, Monterey Formation, California, USA. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 38 (4): 277-291.  Read it


Finger, K.L., C.S. Hickman, M.J. James, J.H. Lipps, D. E. Peterson, L.J. Pitt, and W.D. Pitt. 2007. Pleistocene Marine Paleoenvironments on the Galapagos Islands. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 39(6):399.


Lipps, J. H. 2008. Evolution: Learning from geology and the fossil record.  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2008. Darwin's Day. Palaeontologica Electronica 11(1)  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2008. Paleontology and the public--The last 100 years. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 40 (6), xx


Lipps, J. H. 2008. Reef restoration: The good and the bad. Proc. 11th Internat. Coral Reef Symposium. 5 pp


Lipps, J. H. 2008. Reef restoration: The good and the bad. Reefs for the Future, 11th Internat. Coral Reef Symposium 2008 – Abstracts, p. 222.


Lipps, J. H. 2008. Taphonomy of Oil. Paleontologica Electronica. 11 (2)  Read it


Lipps, J. H. and M. Race. 2008. Protecting Europa: Considerations from Icy Earth Environments. Astrobiology 8 (2): 438


Lipps, J. H. and Schultze-Makuch. 2008. Origin of Life in Ice: Prospects for the Solar System and Beyond. Astrobiology 8 (2): 345.


Lipps, J. H., L. R. Casazza, S. A. Fay, M. Weber. 2008. Evolutionary History of Photosymbiosis and Its Implications for the Future of Reefs. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 40 (6), xx


Scott, D. B., and J. H. Lipps. 2008. Paleo-Hazard recognition in coastal settings—microfossil determinations of the history and precursors of major catastrophic events. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 40 (6), xx


Weber, M., S. Fay, and J. H. Lipps. 2008. The biogeography of Symbiodinium from Tridacna maxima across the Indo-Pacific. Reefs for the Future, 11th Internat. Coral Reef Symposium 2008 – Abstracts, p. 255.


Finger, K.L., C.S. Hickman, M.J. James, , J.H, Lipps, D.E. Peterson, L.J. Pitt, and W.D. Pitt. 2007. Pleistocene marine paleoenvironments on the Galapagos Islands. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs 39, Paper No. 144-14 (on CD-ROM).  Read it


Irmis, R. B., N. D. Pyenson, and J. H. Lipps. 2007. Formation of marine bonbeds: insights from the Middle Miocene Sharktooth Hill bonebed of California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(3 Suppl.): 94A.


Li, C. W., J.Y. Chen, J. H. Lipps, F. Gao, H. M. Chi, H. J. Wu. 2007. Ciliated protozoans from the Precambrian Doushantuo Formation, Wengan, south China. Geological Society Special Publications, 286: 151-156


Lipps, J. H. 2007. The future of paleontology; the next 10 years. Palaeontologia Electronica, 10 (1)  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2007. Is there life on Jupiter's ice moon Europa? AAAS Annual Meeting, 173, A46.


Lipps, J. H. 2007. Museums and Their Exhibits. Palaeontologica Electronica 10.2.3E  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2007. News stories we’d hate to see. Paleontologica Electronica. Vol. 10, Issue 3; 6E:7p  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2007. The future of paleontology; the next 10 years. Palaeontologia Electronica, 10 (1) 6 pp.


Lipps, J. H., Y. Ujiie. 2007. Diversification of cryptic genetic types in planktonic Foraminifera: relationship to global climate changes of the past 15 ma. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 39 (6) 447.


Pyenson, N. D., R. B. Irmis, and J. H. Lipps. 2007. Formation and taphonomy of the sharktooth hill bonebed, a unique accumulation from the Mid-Miocene of California. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39(6): 398.


Finger, K.L., M. Weber, J. H. Lipps, A. Bartolini, M.-T. Vénec-Peyré, S. Gardin, T. Adatte, and S. Bajpai. 2006. Test malformation in foraminifera. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ 29: 258-259.


Hayward, B. W., H. R. Grenfell, A. T. Sabaa, R. Carter, M. S. Morley, U. Cochran, and J. H. Lipps. 2006. Paralic foraminiferal record of seven large Holocene earthquakes in eastern New Zealand. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências UFRJ 29: 539-540.


Hayward, B. W., H. R. Grenfell, A. T. Sabaa, R. Carter, U. Cochran, J. H. Lipps, P. A. R. Shane, and M. S. Morley. 2006. Micropaleontological evidence of large earthquakes in the past 7200 years in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews 25:1186-1207.


Ingle, J. C., Jr., and J. H. Lipps. 2006. Memorial to Hiroshi Ujiié. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 36: 394-395.


Langer, M. R., and J. H. Lipps. 2006. Assembly and persistence of foraminifera in introduced mangroves on Moorea, French Polynesia. Micropaleontology 52:343-355.


Lesen, A., D. Sloan, and J. H. Lipps. 2006. San Francisco Bay foraminifera: What have natural and human impacts wrought on them? Anuário do Instituto de Geociências – UFRJ, 29: 431-432.


Lieberman, B., and J. H. Lipps. 2006. Reconstructing the Cambrian Radiation. Geol. Society of America, Program with Abstracts 38 (7).


Lipps, J. H. 2006. Berkeley's first paleontologist, Joseph Le Conte, 1869-1901. UCMP News, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley. May 2006, 5 p.  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2006. Les Planches Inédites de Foraminiféres d'Alcide d'Orbigny-À L'aube de la Micropaléontologie. The Unpublished Plates of Foraminifera by Alcide d'Orbigny-the Dawn of Micropaleontology. Paleontologica Electronica 9(2).  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2006. Evolution of protists. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências – UFRJ, 29: 165-166.


Lipps, J. H. 2006. Life and death on icy worlds. AICS Research QCShow Lecture of the Week.  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2006. Major Features of Protistan Evolution: Controversies, Problems and a Few Answers. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências – UFRJ, 29: 55-80.


Lipps, J. H. 2006. Precambrian paleobiology. Quarterly Review of Biology 81 (4), 387.


Lipps, J. H. 2006. The beginning and the pseudo-end. Paleontologica Electronica 9(2).  Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2006. The foundations of paleontology at UCMP. UCMP News, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, January, 2006, 5 p.   Read it


Lipps, J. H. 2006. The Unpublished Plates of Foraminifera by Alcide d’Orbigny—The Dawn of Micropaleontology. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 36: 391-393.


Lipps, J. H., Hayward, B. W., and Scott, D. B. 2006. Micropaleontology and sedimentology reveal large earthquake and tsunami histories, thus aiding in risk evaluation to existing human populations and structures. 6th International Conferenece on the Geology of the Middle East, Abstracts, p. 238.


Lipps, J.H. 2006. Helen Tappan and Alfred R. Loeblich, Jr., micropaleontologists. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ 29:179-182.


Ujiie, Yurika, J. H. Lipps, and J. Pawlowski. 2006. Cryptic speciation in planktonic foraminifera: Phylogeny, divergence times and biogeography. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências – UFRJ, 29: 212.


Vénec-Peyré, M.-T., K.L. Finger, M. Weber, J.H. Lipps, A. Bartolini, S. Gardin, T. Adatte, and S. Bajpai. 2006. Test malformation in foraminifera. Forams 2006, Natal Brazil. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências UFRJ 29(1):258-259.


Hawkes, A., D.B. Scott, and J.H. Lipps. 2005. Evidence of possible precursor events for mega-thrust earthquakes on the west coast of North America. Geological Society of America Bulletin 117:996-1008.


Hayward, B. W., Grenfell, H. R., Sabaa, A. T., Cochran, U., Carter, R., Lipps, J. H., and Morley, M. S. 2005. Marine microfossil record of large earthquakes in the past 7200 years in southern Hawkes Bay. 2005 Joint Conference of NZMSS, MBIC and MARGINS. Conference Programme, Information and Abstracts, p.52.


Lipps, J.H., and S. Rieboldt. 2005. Habitats and taphonomy of life on Europa. Icarus 177:515-527.


Schulze-Makuch, D., L.N. Irwin, J.H. Lipps, D. LeMone, J.M. Dohm, and A.G. Fairén. 2005. Scenarios for the evolution of life on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research—Planets, 110, E12S23, doi:10.1029/2005JE002430.


Wang, P., and Lipps, J. H. (Eds.). 2005. Marine Micropaleontology of the South China Sea. Marine Micropaleontology 54(1-2):1-139.


Finger, K.L., D.E. Peterson, C.W. Pehl, and J.H. Lipps. 2004. The continuing plight of Foraminifera and Ostracoda in an urban lagoon. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Denver. Abstracts with Program 36(5):382.


Finger, K.L., J.H. Lipps, C. Pehl, and D. E. Peterson. 2003. Plight of Foraminifera and Ostracoda in an urban lagoon. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Seattle. Abstracts with Program 35(6):484.