William A. Clemens is Professor of Paleontology Emeritus at the Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California Berkeley. Born and raised in Berkeley, Dr. Clemens did all of his post-secondary education at UC Berkeley and, apart from six years as a professor in the Zoology Department at the University of Kansas, spent his career back at UC Berkeley, as a full professor in the Department of Paleontology (later folded into the Department of Integrative Biology) and as the Curator of the UC Museum of Paleontology. This oral history explores Dr. Clemens' many significant contributions to the expansion of fossil collections and his seminal works in the description and classification of mammals of the Mesozoic Era and beyond. The second volume of this set contains the oral histories of twelve of his graduate students and Charles Marshall, who is the current director of the UCMP.




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