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Biographical entry Runnegar, Bruce Norman (1941 - )


2 February 1941
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Bruce Norman Runnegar has been Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles since 1987. His research is in the area of palaeontology, stratigraphy and molecular evolution.


Born Brisbane, 2 February 1941. Educated University of Queensland (BSc (hons) 1964, PhD 1967, DSc 1978). Teaching Fellow, University of Queensland 1964-67, Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholar 1964-67, Demonstrator 1967, Senior Demonstrator 1967; Lecturer, University of New England 1968; National Research Council Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 1969; Lecturer, University of New England 1970, Senior Lecturer 1971-73, Associate Professor 1974-85, Head, Department of Geology and Geophysics 1983- , Professor of Geology and Geophysics (personal chair) 1985-87; Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 1987- ; Director, IGPP Centre for Astrobiology, University of California/NASA Astrobiology Institute 1998- . US Society of Economic Palaeontologists and Mineralogists award for the outstanding paper in the 1974 Journal of Palaeontology 1976; Inaugural Mawson lecturer, Australian Academy of Science 1981; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1987; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1993; Fellow, Geological Society of America 1998; Palaeontological Society Distinguished Lecturer 1999. Foundation Editor, Alcheringa 1974-77; President, Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 1984-85.

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