Loren H. Smith
Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371
Loren H. Smith grew up in Williamsville, New York, approximately 200 kilometers along strike from Walcott's early stomping grounds. His interest in paleontology was sparked by a sixth-grade field trip to the Devonian strata exposed along the shoreline of Lake Erie near Derby, New York and the famous 18-mile creek localities first documented by Grabau. His interests in trilobites have extended back to the Cambrian; he studies the relationship between microevolutionary processes and macroevolutionary pattern during the Cambrian radiation.