Hedgepeth, Joel W. 1911-2006 (Joel Walker Hedgepeth, Jerome Tichenor)

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Hedgepeth, Joel W. 1911-2006 (Joel Walker Hedgepeth, Jerome Tichenor)


Born 1911, in Oakland, CA; died July 28, 2006, in Hillsboro, OR; married Florence Warrens; children: Warren, Sarah Hedgepeth Boly. Education: University of California, Berkeley, graduated, 1933, M.S., 1940, Ph.D., 1952.


Served as director of Pacific Marine Station, Dillon Beach, CA, and Marine Science Center at Oregon State University, Newport; taught at University of Texas, Scripps Institute of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, University of the Pacific, and Oregon State University; founder of Society for the Prevention of Progress.


Browning Medal, 1976.


On the Evolutionary Significance of the Pycnogonida, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), 1947.

(Editor) Treatise on Marine Ecology and Paleoecology, Volume 1: Ecology, Geological Society of America (New York, NY), 1957.

Common Seashore Life of Southern California, edited by Vinson Brown, illustrated by Sam Hinton, Naturegraph (Healdsburg, CA), 1961.

(And illustrator, with Lynn Rudy) Introduction to Seashore Life of the San Francisco Bay Region and the Coast of Northern California, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1962.

(Author of revision) Edward Flanders Ricketts and Jack Calvin, Between Pacific Tides: An Account of the Habits and Habitats of Some Five Hundred of the Common, Conspicuous Seashore Invertebrates of the Pacific Coast between Sitka, Alaska, and Northern Mexico, 3rd edition, foreword by John Steinbeck, illustrated by Ritchie Lovejoy, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1962.

(Editor) Edward Flanders Ricketts, The Outer Shores, two volumes, Mad River Press (Eureka, CA), 1978.

(With Steven Obrebski) Willapa Bay: A Historical Perspective and a Rationale for Research, Coastal Ecosystems Project, U.S. Department of the Interior (Washington, DC), 1981.

Also author of shorter publications and scientific reports for various government institutions. Contributor of several hundred articles and reviews to scientific journals, including Quarterly Review of Biology. Poet, under pseudonym Jerome Tichenor.



New York Times Magazine, December 31, 2006, Alan Burdick, "The Old Men and the Sea," p. L56.

Science, September 14, 1979, Michael T. Ghiselin, review of The Outer Shores, p. 1122.



Bodega Bay Navigator, August 1, 2006, obituary by Jim Carlton.

New York Times, August 12, 2006, obituary by Jeremy Pearce, p. A13.