Dr. Larry Marshall, Cultural & natural scientist
Over the past 35 years Larry has worn several hats as a historian, paleontologist, tour guide, science writer, and grant writer. He has published over 200 scientific and popular articles on subjects ranging from archaeology to the evolution of the Amazon River. He is a founding member of the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance and participated in development of the Tucson Origins Heritage Park Master Plan for the City of Tucson and coordinated the Interpretive Plan for “El Presidio de Tucson Park.” He also organized the “Stories of the Santa Cruz River” series for Arizona Illustrated and was the producer and storyline writer of the upcoming NPS video “Legacy of a Journey: The 1775-1776 Anza Expedition—Arizona’s First Transportation Corridor.” Larry is the senior author of the new book Land of Black Volcanoes and White Sands: The Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve which includes some of the cultural and natural heritage of the Ajo area.
Larry has a Ph.D. in geology and evolutionary biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Zoology from Monash University, Victoria, Australia as well as a B.S. in Biology from Northern Arizona University.