NCEAS Project 3980

Paleobiology Database (Hosted by NCEAS)

  • John Alroy
  • Charles R. Marshall
  • Arnold I. Miller

Database/Analysis Platform http://flatpebble.nceas.ucsb.edu/

Publications

Alroy, J., C.R. Marshall, R.K. Bambach, K. Bezusko, M. Foote, F.T. F¿rsich, T.A. Hansen , S.M. Holland, L.C. Ivany, D. Jablonski, D.K. Jacobs, D. C. Jones, M.A. Kosnik, S. Lidgard, S. Low, A. I. Miller, P. M. Novack- Gottshall , T.D. Olszewski, M.E. Patzkowsky, D.M. Raup, K. Roy, J.J. Sepkoski , M.G. Sommers, P.J. Wagner, and A. Webber. 2001. Effects of sampling standardization on estimates of Phanerozoic marine diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 98. Pages 6261-6266.

Commentaries on Alroy et al. (2001):

Kerr, Richard. 2001. Putting limits on the diversity of Life. Science. Vol: 292. Pages 1481.

Newman, Mark. 2001. A new picture of life's history on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 98. Pages 5955-5956.

Alroy, John. 2001. Multispecies overkill simulation of the end-Pleistocene megafaunal mass extinction. Science. Vol: 292. Pages 1893-1896.

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Abstract
Our picture of global diversification and extinction on long time scales is mostly based on generalized data for Phanerozoic marine macroinvertebrates. While every effort was made to guarantee the comprehensiveness of this data set, the community has been aware that sampling artifacts may contribute to the observed trends. Until now, we have been unable to remove these effects. Several robust methods for doing this are now available, but these methods use locality-specific data that are not a part of the existing, more generalized compilations. In order to confirm the reality of the major observed patterns, a collaborative data compilation project needs to be initiated. We wish to form a working group to do this. As a first step, we propose a workshop this August involving workers who have specialized in analyzing paleontological diversity data. This workshop will determine the scope, goals, structure, and time table of a database project. Immediately after the workshop, a post-doc who will serve as project coordinator will begin a two-year residency at NCEAS. Over the following two years, experts specializing on particular parts of the fossil record will meet at NCEAS to guide the data collection process. A final meeting will focus on preparing collaborative publications showing how these data influence our picture of marine diversification and extinction.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Aberhan, Martin; Kiessling, Wolfgang; Fursich, Franz T. 2006. Testing the role of biological interactions in the evolution of mid-Mesozoic marine benthic ecosystems. Paleobiology. Vol: 32(2). Pages 259-277.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2001. A multispecies overkill simulation of the end-Pleistocene megafaunal mass extinction. Science. Vol: 292. Pages 1893-1896.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2002. How many named species are valid?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 99. Pages 3706-3711.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2002. Stratigraphy in phylogeny reconstruction - reply to Smith (2000). Journal of Paleontology. Vol: 76. Pages 587-589.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2003. Cenozoic bolide impacts and biotic change in North American mammals. Astrobiology. Vol: 3. Pages 119-132.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2003. Global databases will yield reliable measures of global biodiversity. Paleobiology. Vol: 29(1). Pages 26-29.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2003. Taxonomic inflation and body mass distributions in North American fossil mammals. Journal of Mammalogy. Vol: 84(2). Pages 431-443.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2004. Are Sepkoski's evolutionary faunas dynamically coherent?. Evolutionary Ecology Research. Vol: 6. Pages 1-32.
Data Set Alroy, John; Marshall, Charles R.; Miller, Arnold I. 2004. Paleobiology database. (Online version)
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2008. Dynamics of origination and extinction in the marine fossil record. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 105(suppl.1). Pages 11536-11542.
Journal Article Alroy, John; Aberhan, Martin; Bottjer, David J.; Foote, Michael; Fursich, Franz T.; Harries, Peter J.; Hendy, Austin J.W.; Holland, Steven M.; Ivany, Linda C.; Kiessling, Wolfgang; Kosnik, Matthew A.; Marshall, Charles R.; McGowan, Alistair J.; Miller, Arnold I.; Olszewski, Tom; Patzkowsky, Mark E.; Peters, Shanan E.; Villier, L.; Wagner, Peter J.; Bonuso, Nicole; Borkow, Philip S.; Brenneis, Benjamin; Clapham, Matthew E.; Fall, Leigh M.; Ferguson, Chad A.; Hanson, Victoria L.; Krug, Andrew Zack; Layou, Karen M.; Leckey, Erin; Nurnberg, Sabine; Powers, Catherine M.; Sessa, Jocelyn A.; Simpson, Carl; Tomasovych, Adam; Visaggi, Christy C. 2008. Phanerozoic trends in the global diversity of marine invertebrates. Science. Vol: 321. Pages 97-100.
Book Chapter Alroy, John. 2009. Speciation and extinction in the fossil record of North American mammals. Edited by Butlin, R.;Bridle, J.; Schluter, D.. Speciation and Patterns of Diversity. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. Pages 301-323.
Journal Article Behrensmeyer, Anna K.; Fursich, Franz T.; Gastaldo, Robert A.; Kidwell, Susan; Kosnik, Matthew A.; Kowalewski, Michal; Plotnick, Roy E.; Rogers, Raymond R.; Alroy, John. 2005. Are the most durable shelly taxa also the most common in the marine fossil record? . Paleobiology. Vol: 31. Pages 607-623.
Journal Article Bonelli, James R.; Patzkowsky, Mark E. 2008. How are global patterns of faunal turnover expressed at regional scales? Evidence from the Upper Mississippian (Chesterian), Illinois Basin, USA. Palaios. Vol: 23(11. Pages 760-772.
Journal Article Bonuso, Nicole; Bottjer, David J. 2006. A quantitative study of benthic faunal patterns within the Pennsylvanian and early Permian . Palaios. Vol: 21. Pages 316-324.
Journal Article Bonuso, Nicole; Bottjer, David J. 2008. A test of biogeographical, environmental, and ecological effect on Middle and Late Triassic brachiopod and bivalve abundance patterns. Palaios. Vol: 23. Pages 43-54.
Journal Article Bottjer, David J.; Clapham, Matthew E.; Fraiser, M. L.; Powers, Catherine M. 2008. Understanding mechanisms for the end-Permian mass extinction and the protracted Early Triassic aftermath and recovery. GSA Today. Vol: 18(9). Pages 4-10.
Journal Article Bowen, Gabriel J.; Clyde, William C.; Koch, P. L.; Ting, S.; Alroy, John; Tsubamoto, T.; Wang, Yuanqing; Wang, Yuan. 2002. Mammalian dispersal at the Paleocene/Eocene boundary. Science. Vol: 295(5562). Pages 2062-2065.
Journal Article Boyce, C. Kevin. 2008. How green was Cooksonia? The importance of size in understanding the early evolution of physiology in the vascular plant lineage. Paleobiology. Vol: 34(2). Pages 179-184.
Journal Article Bush, Andrew M.; Bambach, Richard K. 2004. Did alpha diversity increase through the Phanerozoic? Lifting the veils of taphonomic, latitudinal, and environmental biases. Journal of Geology. Vol: 112. Pages 625-642.
Journal Article Bush, Andrew M.; Markey, Molly J.; Marshall, Charles R. 2004. Removing bias from diversity curves: The effects of spatially organized biodiversity on sampling-standardization. Paleobiology. Vol: 30. Pages 666-686.
Journal Article Callomon, J. H.; Donovan, Stephen K.; van den Hoek Ostende, Lars W. 2009. Zenostephanus, a new name for the genus xenostephanus arkell and callomon 1963 (molllusca, cephalopoda), preoccupied by xenostephanus simpson, minoprio and patterson, 1962 (mammalia). Palaeontology. Vol: 52(3). Pages 671-672.
Journal Article Clapham, Matthew E.; Bottjer, David J.; Powers, Catherine M.; Bonuso, Nicole; Fraiser, M. L.; Marenco, P. J.; Dornbos, S. Q.; Pruss, S. B. 2006. Assessing the ecological dominance of Phanerozoic marine invertebrates. Palaios. Vol: 21. Pages 431-441.
Journal Article Connolly, Sean R.; Miller, Arnold I. 2001. Global Ordovician faunal transitions in the marine benthos: Proximate causes. Paleobiology. Vol: 27(4). Pages 779-795.
Journal Article Connolly, Sean R.; Miller, Arnold I. 2001. Joint estimation of sampling and turnover rates from fossil databases: Capture-mark-recapture methods revisited. Paleobiology. Vol: 27(4). Pages 751-767.
Journal Article Connolly, Sean R.; Miller, Arnold I. 2002. Global Ordovician faunal transitions in the marine benthos: Ultimate causes. Paleobiology. Vol: 28(1). Pages 26-40.
Journal Article de Bruijn, Hans; van den Hoek Ostende, Lars W.; Donovan, Stephen K. 2007. Mirrabella, a new name for the genus Mirabella De Bruijn et al. 1987 (Mammalia), preoccupied by Mirabella Emeljanov 1982 (Insecta). Contributions to Zoology. Vol: 76(4). Pages 279-280.
Journal Article DeSantis, Larisa R.G.; MacFadden, Bruce. 2007. Identifying forested environments in Deep Time using fossil tapirs: Evidence from evolutionary morphology and stable isotopes. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg. Vol: 258. Pages 147-157.
Journal Article Elton, S. 2007. Environmental correlates of the cercopithecoid radiations. Folia Primatologica. Vol: 78. Pages 344-364.
Journal Article Fara, Emmanuel. 2002. Sea-level variations and the quality of the continental fossil record. Journal of the Geological Society. Vol: 159. Pages 489-491.
Journal Article Fara, Emmanuel. 2004. Estimating minimum global species diversity for groups with a poor fossil record: A case study of Late Jurassic-Eocene lissamphibians. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. Vol: 207. Pages 59-82.
Journal Article Finnegan, Seth. 2008. Body size, energetics, and the Ordovician restructuring of marine ecosystems. Paleobiology. Vol: 34(3). Pages 342-359.
Journal Article Finnegan, Seth; Droser, Mary L. 2008. Reworking diversity: Effects of storm deposition on evenness and sampled richness, Ordovician of the Basin and Range, Utah and Nevada, USA. Palaios. Vol: 23. Pages 87-96.
Journal Article Finnegan, Seth; Payne, Jonathan L.; Wang, Steve C. 2008. The Red Queen revisited: Reevaluating the age selectivity of Phanerozoic marine genus extinctions. Paleobiology. Vol: 34(3). Pages 318–341.
Journal Article Foote, Michael. 2001. Inferring temporal patterns of preservation, origination, and extinction from taxonomic survivorship analysis. Paleobiology. Vol: 27(4). Pages 602-630.
Journal Article Foote, Michael. 2003. Origination and extinction through the Phanerozoic: A new approach. Journal of Geology. Vol: 111. Pages 125-148. (Abstract)
Journal Article Foote, Michael. 2006. Substrate affinity and diversity dynamics of Paleozoic marine animals. Paleobiology. Vol: 32(3). Pages 345-366.
Journal Article Foote, Michael. 2007. Extinction and quiescence in marine animal genera. Paleobiology. Vol: 33. Pages 261-272.
Journal Article Foote, Michael. 2007. Symmetric waxing and waning of marine invertebrate genera. Paleobiology. Vol: 33. Pages 517-529.
Journal Article Foote, Michael; Crampton, James S.; Beu, Alan G.; Cooper, Roger A. 2008. On the bidirectional relationship between geographic range and taxonomic duration. Paleobiology. Vol: 34(4). Pages 421-433.
Journal Article Heim, Noel A. 2008. A null biogeographic model for quantifying the role of migration in shaping patterns of global taxonomic richness and differentiation diversity, with implications for Ordovician biogeography. Paleobiology . Vol: 34(2). Pages 195-209.
Journal Article Heim, Noel A. 2009. Stability of regional brachiopod diversity structure across the Mississippian/Pennsylvanian boundary. Paleobiology. Vol: 35(3). Pages 393-412.
Journal Article Hendy, Austin J.W. 2009. The influence of lithification on Cenozoic marine biodiversity trends. Paleobiology. Vol: 35(1). Pages 51-62.
Book Chapter Hendy, Austin J.W. 2011. Taphonomic overprints on Phanerozoic trends in biodiversity: Lithification and other secular megabiases. Edited by Bottjer, D. J., Allison, P. A. Topics in Geobiology: Taphonomy: Bias and Process Through Time. Vol: 32. Springer. Pages 19-77.
Journal Article Holland, Steven M.; Patzkowsky, Mark E. 2004. Ecosystem structure and stability: Middle Upper Ordovician of central Kentucky, USA. PALAIOS. Vol: 19. Pages 316-331.
Journal Article Holland, Steven M.; Patzkowsky, Mark E. 2007. Gradient ecology of a biotic invasion: biofacies of the type Cincinnatian Series (Upper Ordovician), Cincinnati, Ohio region, USA. Palaios. Vol: 22. Pages 392-407.
Journal Article Ivany, Linda C.; Brett, C. E.; Wall, H. L.B.; Wall, Patrick D.; Handley, J. C. 2009. Relative taxonomic and ecologic stability in Devonian marine faunas of New York state: A test of coordinated stasis. Paleobiology. Vol: 35(4). Pages 499-524.
Journal Article Janevski, G. A.; Baumiller, T. K. 2009. Evidence for extinction selectivity throughout the marine invertebrate fossil record. Paleobiology. Vol: 35(4). Pages 553-564.
Journal Article Kerr, Richard. 2001. Putting limits on the diversity of life. Science. Vol: 292. Pages 1481.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang; Baron-Szabo, R. 2004. Extinction and recovery patterns of scleractinian corals at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. Vol: 214. Pages 195-223.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang. 2005. Long-term relationships between ecological stability and biodiversity in Phanerozoic reefs. Nature. Vol: 433. Pages 410-413.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang; Aberhan, Martin. 2007. Environmental determinants of marine benthic biodiversity dynamics through Triassic-Jurassic time. Paleobiology. Vol: 33. Pages 414-434.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang; Aberhan, Martin; Brenneis, Benjamin; Wagner, Peter J. 2007. Extinction trajectories of benthic organisms across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. Vol: 244. Pages 201-222.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang; Aberhan, Martin. 2007. Geographical distribution and extinction risk: Lessons from Triassic-Jurassic marine benthic organisms. Journal of Biogeography. Vol: 34. Pages 1473-1489.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang; Aberhan, Martin; Villier, L. 2008. Phanerozoic trends in skeletal mineralogy driven by mass extinctions. Nature Geoscience. Vol: 1. Pages 527-530.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang. 2008. Sampling-standardized expansion and collapse of reef building in the Phanerozoic. Fossil Record. Vol: 11. Pages 7-18.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang; Roniewicz, E.; Villier, L.; Leonide, P.; Struck, U. 2009. An early Hettangian coral reef in southern France: Implications for the end-Triassic reef crisis. Palaios. Vol: 24(9-10). Pages 657-671.
Journal Article Kiessling, Wolfgang. 2010. Reef expansion during the Triassic: Spread of photosymbiosis balancing climatic cooling. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. Vol: 290. Pages 11-19.
Journal Article Kosnik, Matthew A.; Wagner, Peter J. 2006. Effects of taxon abundance distributions on expected numbers of sampled taxa. Evolutionary Ecology Research. Vol: 8. Pages 195-211.
Journal Article Kosnik, Matthew A.; Alroy, John; Behrensmeyer, Anna K.; Fursich, Franz T.; Gastaldo, Robert A.; Kidwell, Susan; Kowalewski, Michal; Plotnick, Roy E.; Rogers, Raymond R.; Wagner, Peter J. 2011. Changes in shell durability of common marine taxa through the Phanerozoic: Evidence for biological rather than taphonomic drivers. Paleobiology. Vol: 37(2). Pages 303-331. (Online version)
Journal Article Kowalewski, Michal; Kiessling, Wolfgang; Aberhan, Martin; Fursich, Franz T.; Scarponi, Daniele; Barbour Wood, Susan L.; Hoffmeister, Alan P. 2006. Ecological, taxonomic, and taphonomic components of the post-Paleozoic increase in sample-level species diversity of marine benthos. Paleobiology. Vol: 32(4). Pages 533–561.
Journal Article Krause, Richard; Stempien, Jennifer; Kowalewski, Michal; Miller, Arnold I. 2007. Body size estimates from the literature: Utility and potential for macroevolutionary studies. Palaios. Vol: 22. Pages 60-73.
Journal Article Krug, Andrew Zack; Patzkowsky, Mark E. 2004. Rapid recovery from the Late Ordovician mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 101. Pages 17605-17610.
Journal Article Krug, Andrew Zack; Patzkowsky, Mark E. 2007. Geographic variation in turnover and recovery from the Late Ordovician mass extinction. Paleobiology. Vol: 33(3). Pages 435–454.
Journal Article Layou, Karen M. 2009. Ecological restructuring after extinction: The Late Ordovician (Mohawkian) of the eastern United States. Palaios. Vol: 24(2). Pages 118-130.
Data Set Lockwood, Rowan. 2008. Lockwood: Late cretaceous molluscan abundance data (Sohl and Koch). (Online version)
Data Set Lockwood, Rowan. 2008. Lockwood: Late Cretaceous Molluscan Abundance Data (Sohl and Koch). (Online version)
Journal Article Madin, Joshua S.; Lyons, Kathleen. 2005. Incomplete sampling of geographic ranges weakens or reverses the positive relationship between an animal species' geographic range size and its body size. Evolutionary Ecology Research. Vol: 7. Pages 607-617.
Journal Article Madin, Joshua S.; Alroy, John; Aberhan, Martin; Fursich, Franz T.; Kiessling, Wolfgang; Kosnik, Matthew A.; Wagner, Peter J. 2006. Response to comments on Statistical ecological trends in phanerozoic marine invertebrates . Science. Vol: 314(5801). Pages 925.
Journal Article Madin, Joshua S.; Alroy, John; Aberhan, Martin; Fursich, Franz T.; Kiessling, Wolfgang; Kosnik, Matthew A.; Wagner, Peter J. 2006. Response to comments on "Statistical Independence of Escalatory Ecological Trends in Phanerozoic Marine Invertebrates". Science. Vol: 314 (5801). Pages 925f-925f. (Online version)
Journal Article Madin, Joshua S.; Black, Kerry P.; Connolly, Sean R. 2006. Scaling water motion on coral reefs: From regional to organismal scales. Coral Reefs. Vol: 25. Pages 635-644.
Journal Article Madin, Joshua S.; Alroy, John; Aberhan, Martin; Fursich, Franz T.; Kiessling, Wolfgang; Kosnik, Matthew A.; Wagner, Peter J. 2006. Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in phanerozoic marine invertebrates. Science. Vol: 312. Pages 897-900.
Journal Article Maguire, Kaitlin C.; Stigall, Alycia L. 2008. Paleobiogeography of Miocene Equinae of North America: A phylogenetic biogeographic analysis of the relative roles of climate, vicariance, and dispersal. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. Vol: 267. Pages 175-184.
Journal Article Marx, Felix G. 2009. Marine mammals through time: When less is more in studying palaeodiversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. Vol: 276(1658). Pages 887-892.
Journal Article McElwain, J. C.; Wagner, Peter J.; Hesselbo, S. P. 2009. Fossil plant relative abundances indicate sudden loss of late Triassic biodiversity in East Greenland. Science. Vol: 324. Pages 1554-1556.
Journal Article McGowan, Alistair J.; Smith, Andrew B.; Taylor, Paul D. 2009. Faunal diversity, heterogeneity and body size in the Early Triassic: Testing post-extinction paradigms in the Virgin Limestone of Utah, USA. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol: 56(6). Pages 859-872.
Journal Article Miller, Arnold I.; Connolly, Sean R. 2001. Substrate affinities of higher taxa and the Ordovician Radiation. Paleobiology. Vol: 27(4). Pages 768-778.
Journal Article Miller, Arnold I.; Foote, Michael. 2003. Increased longevities of post-Paleozoic marine genera after mass extinctions. Science. Vol: 302. Pages 1030-1032. (Abstract)
Journal Article Miller, Arnold I. 2003. On the importance of global diversity trends and the viability of existing paleontological data. Paleobiology. Vol: 29(1). Pages 15-18.
Journal Article Miller, Arnold I.; Aberhan, Martin; Buick, Devin; Bulinski, K. V.; Ferguson, Chad A.; Hendy, Austin J.W.; Kiessling, Wolfgang. 2009. Phanerozoic trends in the global geographic disparity of marine biotas. Paleobiology. Vol: 35(4). Pages 612-630.
Journal Article Newman, Mark. 2001. A new picture of life's history on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 98. Pages 5955-5956.
Journal Article Novack-Gottshall, P.M. 2007. Using a theoretical ecospace to quantify the ecological diversity of Paleozoic and modern marine biotas. Paleobiology. Vol: 33(2). Pages 273–294.
Journal Article Novack-Gottshall, P.M. 2008. Ecosystem-wide body-size trends in Cambrian-Devonian marine invertebrate lineages. Paleobiology. Vol: 34(2). Pages 210-228.
Journal Article Novack-Gottshall, P.M.; Lanier, Michael A. 2008. Scale-dependence of Cope's rule in body size evolution of Paleozoic brachiopods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 105(14). Pages 5430-5434.
Journal Article Olszewski, Tom. 2004. A unified mathematical framework for the measurement of richness and evenness within and among multiple communities. Oikos. Vol: 104. Pages 377-387.
Journal Article Patzkowsky, Mark E.; Holland, Steven M. 2003. Lack of community saturation at the beginning of the Paleozoic plateau: The dominance of regional over local processes. Paleobiology. Vol: 29(4). Pages 545-560. (Abstract)
Journal Article Patzkowsky, Mark E.; Holland, Steven M. 2007. Diversity partitioning of a Late Ordovician marine biotic invasion: Controls on diversity in regional ecosystems. Paleobiology. Vol: 33. Pages 295-309.
Journal Article Payne, Jonathan L.; Finnegan, Seth. 2007. The effect of geographic range on extinction risk during background and mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 104(25). Pages 10506-10511.
Journal Article Peters, Shanan E. 2007. The problem with the Paleozoic. Paleobiology. Vol: 33(2). Pages 165-181.
Journal Article Peters, Shanan E.; Ausich, W. I. 2008. A sampling-adjusted macroevolutionary history for Ordovician-Early Silurian crinoids. Paleobiology. Vol: 34. Pages 104-116.
Journal Article Peters, Shanan E. 2008. Environmental determinants of extinction selectivity in the fossil record. Nature. Vol: 454. Pages 626-629.
Journal Article Peters, Shanan E.; Heim, Noel A. 2010. The geological completeness of paleontological sampling in North America. Paleobiology. Vol: 36(1). Pages 61-79.
Journal Article Plotnick, Roy E.; Wagner, Peter J. 2006. Round up the usual suspects: Common genera in the fossil record and the nature of wastebasket taxa. Paleobiology. Vol: 32. Pages 126-146.
Journal Article Powers, Catherine M.; Bottjer, David J. 2007. Bryozoan paleoecology indicates mid-Phanerozoic extinctions were the product of long-term environmental stress. Geology. Vol: 35. Pages 995-998.
Journal Article Raymond, Anne; Metz, C. 2004. Ice and its consequences: Glaciation in the Late Ordovician, Late Devonian, Pennsylvania-Permian and Cenozoic compared. Journal of Geology. Vol: 112. Pages 655-670.
Journal Article Raymond, Anne; Gensel, Patricia G.; Stein, William. 2006. Phytogeography of late silurian macrofloras. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. Vol: 142. Pages 165-192.
Journal Article Sessa, Jocelyn A.; Patzkowsky, Mark E.; Bralower, Timothy J. 2009. The impact of lithification on the diversity, size distribution, and recovery dynamics of marine invertebrate assemblages. Geology. Vol: 37(2). Pages 115-118.
Journal Article Simpson, Carl; Harnik, P. G. 2009. Assessing the role of abundance in marine bivalve extinction over the post-Paleozoic. Paleobiology. Vol: 35(4). Pages 631-647.
Journal Article Tomasovych, Adam. 2006. Brachiopod and bivalve ecology in Late Triassic (Alps, Austria): Onshore-offshore replacements caused by variations in sediment and nutrient supply. Palaios. Vol: 21. Pages 347-377.
Journal Article Tomasovych, Adam. 2006. Linking taphonomy to community-level abundance: Insights into compositional fidelity of the upper triassic shell concentrations (Eastern Alps). Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. Vol: 235. Pages 355-381.
Journal Article Tomasovych, Adam; Fursich, Franz T.; Olszewski, Tom. 2006. Modeling shelliness and alteration in shell beds: Variation in hardpart-input and burial rates leads to opposing predictions. Paleobiology. Vol: 32. Pages 278-298.
Journal Article Tomasovych, Adam; Fursich, Franz T.; Wilmsen, Markus. 2006. Preservation of autochthonous shell beds by positive feedback between increased hardpart-input rates and increased sedimentation rates. Journal of Geology. Vol: 114(3). Pages 287-312.
Journal Article Tomasovych, Adam; Sibilik, Milos. 2007. Evaluating compositional turnover of brachiopod communities during the end-Triassic mass extinction (Northern Calcareous Alps): Removal of dominant groups, recovery and community reassembly. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. Vol: 244. Pages 170-200.
Journal Article Uhen, Mark D.; Pyenson, N. D. 2007. Diversity estimates, biases, and historiographic effects; Resolving cetacean diversity in the Tertiary. Palaeontologia Electronica. Vol: 10.2.11A. Pages 1-22.
Journal Article Villier, L.; Korn, Dieter. 2004. Morphological disparity of ammonoids and the mark of Permian mass extinctions. Science. Vol: 306. Pages 264-266.
Journal Article Wagner, Peter J.; Kosnik, Matthew A.; Lidgard, Scott. 2007. Abundance distributions imply elevated complexity of post-Paleozoic marine ecosystems. Science. Vol: 314. Pages 392-407.
Journal Article Wagner, Peter J.; Aberhan, Martin; Hendy, Austin J.W.; Kiessling, Wolfgang. 2007. The effects of taxonomic standardization on sampling-standardized estimates of historical diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences. Vol: 274. Pages 439-444.
Journal Article Wall, Patrick D.; Ivany, Linda C.; Wilkinson, Bruce H. 2009. Revisiting Raup: Exploring the influence of outcrop area on diversity in light of modern sample-standardization techniques. Paleobiology. Vol: 35(1). Pages 146-167.
Journal Article Wilf, Peter; Johnson, Kirk R. 2004. Land plant extinction at the end of the Cretaceous: A quantitative analysis of the North Dakota megafloral record. Paleobiology. Vol: 30(3). Pages 347-368.