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Niles Eldredge has been on the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History since 1969. A paleontologist, Eldredge has devoted his career to the analysis of evolutionary patterns preserved in the fossil record and their implications for understanding the evolutionary process. He has confronted the present-day mass extinction of the world's species in several books, most recently Life in the Balance: Humanity and the Biodiversity Crisis (1998), and as Curator-in-Chief of the 11,000 sq. foot permanent exhibition "Hall of Biodiversity," which opened in May 1998 at the American Museum of Natural History.



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