Dr. Herb Meyer has been the Paleontologist at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado since 1994. He earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he specialized in paleobotany, more specifically using fossil plants to understand paleoelevation. Prior to his current position he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History, where he worked on Oligocene fossil plants from the John Day Formation in Oregon. He has established a strong research program at Florissant and a successful paleontology intern program. He designed a comprehensive website documenting the Florissant fossil collections, http://flfo-search.colorado.edu, at 20 different museums, and he was instrumental in designing content for the exhibit area in the new visitor center. He is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a research associate at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.