Annalisa Berta

Annalisa Berta has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is professor emerita in the Department of Biology at SDSU. As an evolutionary biologist, she studies the anatomy and evolution of fossilized and living marine mammals. She has published more than 100 scientific papers and several books: Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals (2012), Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, 3 ed. (2015), Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide (2015) and The Rise of Marine Mammals: 50 Million Years of Evolution (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).