James E. Starnes, RPG, is the surface geology research program director at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (MDEQ) Office of Geology (State Survey). The program is responsible for geologic mapping and documenting the state's geology, paleontology, geoarcheology, and mineral resource.
He has more than 25 years of research experience and is the author of more than 100 professional publications. Starnes has led numerous paleontological field projects with excavations focused on early toothed whale fossil skeletons in Mississippi. He is currently the President of the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists.
Join us for a special presentation:
Leave No Stone Unturned:
Fossils, the Window into Mississippi's Geologic Past
- Late August (Date Coming Soon):
- 10:30-11:00 AM: Big Window in Aquatic Wonders
- 12:15-1:00 PM: Changing Tides
- 2:00-3:00 PM: Changing Tides