Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Peter L. Forey

By
Brian Gardiner
Brian Gardiner
Ringlee, Lindon Gardens, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7HB, UK
Search for other works by this author on:
Alison Longbottom
Alison Longbottom
Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK (e-mail: A.Longbottom@nhm.ac.uk)
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

This book began with the desire by the editors to create a publication to honour Dr Peter Forey (Fig. 1) in recognition of his great contribution to fish systematics and palaeobiogeography. This preface gives a brief review of some of his accomplishments and a list of his publications to date. Peter Forey started his palaeontological career as a research student of Brian Gardiner at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London from 1968–1971.

His thesis on elopiform fishes was published in 1973 in the Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Geology supplement 10). That same year he produced what turned out to be a signal paper entitled ‘Relationships of elopomorphs’, which was published in ‘Interrelationships of Fishes’ (Greenwood, Miles & Patterson 1973). This was subsequently updated in 1996 by the paper Forey, Littlewood, Ritchie & Meyer, ‘Interrelationships of elopomorph fishes’, published in a new edition of ‘Interrelationships of Fishes’. These publications are still the standard works on fossil elopomorph comparative anatomy.

In 1972, sometime after graduation (during which period he had several jobs, including working for a security firm) he applied for, and secured, the position of Assistant professor in Zoology at the University of Alberta. He remained in this post until 1975 when he joined the fossil fish section in the Department of Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum, London. Here, working with Colin Patterson, he became one of the prime movers in getting phylogenetic systematics (or cladistics as it became called) accepted by the palaeontology community.

You do not currently have access to this article.
Don't already have an account? Register

Figures & Tables

Contents

Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Fishes and the Break-up of Pangaea

L. Cavin
L. Cavin
Museum d’Histoire de Naturelle, Genève, Switzerland
Search for other works by this author on:
A. Longbottom
A. Longbottom
Natural History Museum, UK
Search for other works by this author on:
M. Richter
M. Richter
Natural History Museum, UK
Search for other works by this author on:
Geological Society of London
Volume
295
ISBN electronic:
9781862395435
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

GeoRef

References

Related

A comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal