Contact the Editor

  • Alan E. Leviton
  • Curator Emeritus
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco, CA 94118

Research Questions


  • Who are your authors?

    Typically, our authors are Academy Curators, Collections Managers, Research Associates, and collaborators from all over the world.

  • What is your publication schedule?

    The Proceedings are published in three volumes per year (spring, summer/fall, and winter.)  In addition, we sometimes publish one to two supplements.  Our other publication series do not have release schedules.  Therefore, we only offer subscriptions to the Proceedings.

  • Can I download your publications online?

    The Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences Volume 54 – Volume 60 as well as Occasional Papers 155 and 156 (Parts I and II) are available as individual FREE downloadable pdfs.  Other publications can be found on Google Scholar or on Biodiversity Heritage Library.  Copyright law applies.

  • Can I buy your publications at the museum?

    Absolutely.  Please email to place your order, arrange for payment, and schedule a day and time to pick up your order.

  • How do I obtain permission to use material from your publications?

    Please send a formal request for permission of use, thoroughly describing your project and what item(s) you're interested in using, to

  • What are your policies for book distributors?

    Please download our information sheet for distributors for 2010.