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  • James, Matthew Joseph. 2017. Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin. Oxford University Press.

  • James, M. 2012. The boat, the bay and the museum: Significance of the 1905-1906 Galápagos expedition of the California Academy of Sciences. In The Role of Science for Conservation, edited by M. Wolff and M. Gardener. London: Routledge.

  • James, M. 2010. Collecting Evolution: Vindication of Charles Darwin by the 1905-1906 Galapagos Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series 61: 197-210.

  • James, Matthew. 1991. Galápagos Marine Invertebrates: Taxonomy, Biogeography, and Evolution in Darwin’s Islands. New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation.

  • James, M. 1984. A new look at evolution in the Galapagos: Evidence from the Late Cenozoic marine molluscan fauna. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 21: 77-95.

  • James, M. 1980. Comparative morphology of radular teeth in Conus: Observations with scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Molluscan Studies 46: 116-128.

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Educational Background

  • 1987 – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Paleontology)

  • 1977 – B.S. High Honors, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Biology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2011 – Karl Kortum Award for Maritime History , Friends of the J. Porter Shaw Library at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, California

  • 2000 – Fellow, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

  • 1987 – George D. Louderback Award, Department of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley

  • 1977 – Arthur Lyman Dean Prize for Undergraduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 1973 – Kodak Medallion of Excellence in Photography, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York

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