Paleoecology of North American mammals: Large-scale patterns and processes

Principal Investigators:

John Alroy

During my residence at NCEAS, my activities would focus on three areas:

1) Supervising the working group on Phanerozoic marine diversity. The working group's first meeting will immediately precede the beginning of my stay at NCEAS. During this meeting we will agree upon a database format, and upon narrow goals for data compilation. I expect that contributed data modules will need to be uploaded or scanned, checked, and possibly augmented. Some of this work could be carried out by an undergraduate or technician working... more

Participants and Meetings


Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st September 1998—31st August 2001Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

John Alroyjalroy@science.mq.edu.auUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Alroy, John. 1998. Cenogram statistics: What do they tell us about the evolution of body mass?. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Snowbird, UT.
Presentations Alroy, John. 1998. Differential turnover across the mammalian body size spectrum: Diversification trends governed by equilibrial dynamics. Geological Society of America. Toronto, Ontario.
Presentations Alroy, John. 1998. Inferring evolutionary patterns and processes from a phylogeny of North American fossil mammals. Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA.
Presentations Alroy, John. 1999. Can molecular data demonstrate ancient mass extinctions and adaptive radiations?. Society of Systematic Biologists. Madison, WI.
Book Chapter Alroy, John. 1999. Putting North America's end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in context: Large scale analysis of spatial patterns, extinction rates, and size distributions. Edited by MacPhee, Ross D. E.; Sues, Hans-Dieter. Extinctions in Near Time: Causes, Contexts, and Consequences. Plenum. New York. Pages 105-143.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 1999. The fossil record of North American mammals: Evidence for a Paleocene evolutionary radiation. Systematic Biology. Vol: 48. Pages 107-118.
Presentations Alroy, John. 1999. Was North America's end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinction caused by climate change? The numbers say no. University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2000. New methods for quantifying macroevolutionary patterns and processes. Paleobiology. Vol: 26(4). Pages 707-733.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2000. Successive approximations of diversity curves: Ten more years in the library. Geology. Vol: 28. Pages 1023-1026.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2000. Understanding the dynamics of trends within evolving lineages. Paleobiology. Vol: 26(3). Pages 319-329.
Journal Article Alroy, John. 2001. Did human hunting cause mass extinction? Response. Science. Vol: 294(5546). Pages 1461-1462.
Book Chapter Alroy, John; Koch, P. L.; Zachos, J.C. 2001. Global climate change and North American mammalian evolution. Edited by Wing, Scott L.; Erwin, Douglas H.. Deep Time: Paleobiology's Perspective. University of Chicago Press. Chicago. Pages 259-288.
"Paleoecology of North American mammals: Large-scale patterns and processes" is project ID: 2149