NOVACEK, Michael. American, b. 1948. Genres: Natural history. Career: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, lecturer, 1976-77, assistant professor, 1977-79, associate professor of zoology, 1979-82; American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, assistant curator, 1983-85, associate curator, 1985-89, curator of vertebrate paleontology, 1989-, vice president and dean of science, 1989-95, provost and senior vice president, 1994-. Publications: Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs, 1996; Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Ancient Mammals from Montana to Mongolia, 2002. EDITOR: (with D. Wheeler) Extinction and Phylogeny, 1992; (with F. Szalay and M. McKenna) Mammal Phylogeny, 1993; The Biodiversity Crisis: Losing What Counts, 2001. Address: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th St., New York, NY 10024, U.S.A.