Anthony D. Barnosky

Professor, paleontologist, author

Anthony D. Barnosky has been on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1990. He currently holds the posts of Professor of Integrative Biology, Curator of Fossil Mammals in the Museum of Paleontology, and Research Paleoecologist in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. He has spent three decades conducting research related to past planetary changes, and what they mean for forecasting the changes to come on Planet Earth in the next few decades. Author of books, numerous scientific publications, op-eds, and blog posts, he speaks regularly about climate change, extinction, and environmental tipping points in a variety of public and academic venues. Most recently his research has focused on why mass extinctions of species take place, and how to solve today’s extinction crisis. His new book, Dodging Extinction—Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth (University of California Press, October 2014), is written for a general audience and has been called “nothing short of a guidebook for saving the planet.” Further information is available from his website: