Luis M. Chiappe

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Luis M. Chiappe
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Luis M. Chiappe in the field 2009
Born Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality American
Scientific career
Fields paleontology
Institutions Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Luis María Chiappe is an Argentine paleontologist born in Buenos Aires who is best known for his discovery of the first sauropod nesting sites in the badlands of Patagonia in 1997. He is currently the Vice President of Research and Collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Director of the Dinosaur Institute.[1] He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, New York after immigrating from Argentina. He is world-renowned for his research on the origin and early evolution birds, the curator of the award winning Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County,[2] an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California,[3] teacher and mentor, BBC advisor and prolific author of scientific and popular books.[4]

Chiappe is a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,[5] a laureate of the Alexander Humboldt Foundation, and a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing.[6]



  1. ^ "Dinosaur Institute Staff Biographies - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Giants Tiptoe at a Los Angeles Museum". July 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hayden, Tyler. "Luis Chiappe's USC Faculty Profile". USC Faculty Profile. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Luis M Chiappe - Publications List". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation - Luis Maria Chiappe". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Luis M Chiappe". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 

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