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This is a list of recent publications by UCMP curators, staff and students. All UCMP authors are linked back to their individual profile pages.

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Goodwin, M.B., and D.C. Evans. 2016. The early expression of squamosal horns and parietal ornamentation confirmed by new end-stage juvenile Pachycephalosaurus fossils from the Upper Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation, Montana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1078343.   Read it


Avila, S.P., M. Cachao, R.S. Ramalho, A.Z. Botelho, P. Madeira, A.C. Rebelo, R. Cordeiro, C. Melo, A. Hipolito, M.A. Ventura, and J.H. Lipps. 2015. The palaeontological heritage of Santa Maria Island (Azores: NE Atlantic): a revaluation of the geosites in GeoPark Azores and its use in geotourism. Geoheritage, DOI 10.1007/s12371-015-0148-x

Barnosky, A.D. 2015. Transforming the global energy system is required to avoid the sixth mass extinction. Materials Research Society Energy and Sustainability: A Review Journal. doi:10.1557/mre.2015.11.  Read it

Barnosky, A.D. and E.A. Hadly. 2015. End Game: Tipping Point for Planet Earth? HarperColllins, London, 264 pp.

Barnosky, A.D., E.L. Lindsey, N.A. Villavicencio, J.E. Bostelmann, E.A. Hadly, J. Wanket, C.R. Marshall,. 2015. Variable impact of Late Quaternary defaunation in causing ecological state shifts in North and South America. PNAS 201505295  Read it

Bassi, D., J.D. Braga, J. Aguirre, Y. Iryu, H. Takayanagi, and J.H. Lipps. 2015. Ichnofacies in present-day macroid and rhodolith beds: controls and attributes for palaeoecological inferences. 31st IAS Meeting of Sedimentology.  Read it

Boessenecker, R.W. and A.W. Poust. 2015. Freshwater occurrence of the extinct dolphin Parapontoporia (Cetacea: Lipotidae) from the upper Pliocene nonmarine Tulare Formation of California. Palaeontology. 58(3):489-496.

Caldwell, R.L., R. Ross, A. Rodaniche and C.L. Huffard. 2015. Behavior and Body Patterns of the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus. PLOS ONE, DO1L10,1371 1-17.

Ceballos, G., P.R. Ehrlich, A.D. Barnosky, A. Garci­a, R.M. Pringle and T.M. Palmer. 2015. Accelerated modern human - induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction. Science Advances, 19 Jun 2015: Vol. 1, no. 5, e1400253, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1400253.  Read it

Chester, S.G.B., J.I. Bloch, D.M. Boyer, and W.A. Clemens. 2015. Oldest known euarchontan tarsals and affinities of Paleocene Purgatorius to Primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112:1487-1492.

Clemens, W.A. 2015. Prodiacodon crustulum (Leptictidae, Mammalia) from the Tullock Member of the Fort Union Formation, Garfield and McCone Counties, Montana, USA. PaleoBios. 32(1):1-17.

Dunthorn, M., J.H. Lipps, and 60 other co-authors. 2015. Ciliates - protists with complex morphologies and ambiguous early fossil records. Marine Micropaleontology, 119:1 - 6. doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2015.05.004

Fajenila, O., M.R. Langer, and J.H. Lipps. 2015. Spatial Patterns in the Distribution, Diversity and Abundance of Benthic Foraminifera around Moorea (Society Archipelago, French Polynesia). PlosOne. 28 Dec 2015 PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0145752

Harris, J.M., H.G. McDonald, E.L. Lindsey. 2015. Introduction to La Brea and Beyond: The Paleontology of Asphalt-Preserved Biotas. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Science Series 42: 174 pp.  Read it

Henkel, C.J., W.P. Elder, V.L. Santucci and E.C. Clites. 2015. Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Paleontological resource inventory. Natural Resource Report NPS/GOGA/NRR-2015/915. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hickman, C.S. 2015. Paleogene marine bivalves of the deep-water Keasey Formation in Oregon, part III: The heteroconchs. PaleoBios, 32:1 - 44. (October 2, 2015)  Read it

Holden, A.R., D.M. Erwin, K.N. Schick and J. Gross. 2015. Late Pleistocene galls from the La Brea Tar Pits and their implications for cynipine wasp and native plant distribution in southern California. Quaternary Research, 84: 358-367.  Read it

Huang, S., K. Roy, J. W. Valentine, and D Jablonski. 2015. Convergence, divergence, and parallelism in marine biodiversity trends: Integrating present-day and fossil data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 112 (16): 4903-4908. DOI/10.1073/pnas. 1412219112

Huynh, T.L., D. Evangelista and C.R. Marshall. 2015. Visualizing the fluid flow through the complex skeletonized respiratory structures of a blastoid echinoderm. Palaeontologia Electronica 18.1.14A: 1-17.  Read it

Koerper, H.C. and J.H. Lipps. 2015. Additional evidence of marine mammal middle ear bones as special objects. Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly, 51(2):59-65.

Lindsey, E.L. and E.X. Lopez R. 2015. Tanque Loma, a new late-Pleistocene megafaunal tar seep locality from southwest Ecuador. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 57: 61-82.  Read it

Lindsey, E.L. and K.L. Seymour. 2015. "Tar Pits" of the western Neotropics: paleoecology, taphonomy, and mammalian biogeography. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Science Series, 42: 111-123.  Read it

Lindsey, E.L., N.A. Villavicencio, A.D. Barnosky, C.R. Marshall. The disappearance of Pleistocene megafauna from the South American pampas and the effects of different analytical methods on interpreting extinction dynamics. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting. Dallas, TX. October 2015.

Maguire, K.C.. 2015. Dietary niche stability of equids across the mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum in Oregon, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeocology. 426: 297-307.  Read it

Marshall, C.R., E.L. Lindsey, N.A. Villavicencio, A.D. Barnosky. 2015. A quantitative model for distinguishing between climate change, human impact, and their synergistic interaction as drivers of the late-Quaternary megafaunal extinctions. In P.D. Polly, J.J. Head, and D.L. Fox (eds.), Earth-Life Transitions: Paleobiology in the Context of Earth System Evolution. The Paleontological Society Papers 21. Yale Press, New Haven, CT.

Members of the Anthropocene Working Group: Zalasiewicz, J., C.N. Waters, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, M. Edgeworth, E.C. Ellis, A. Galuszka, P.L. Gibbard, J. Grinevald, I. Hajdas, J. Ivar do Sul, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J.R. McNeill, C. Poirier, A. Revkin, D. deB Richter, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, J.P.M. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, M. Williams, and A.P. Wolfe. 2015. Colonization of the Americas, 'Little Ice Age' climate, and bomb-produced carbon: Their role in defining the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene Review, August 2015 2: 117-127, first published on May 29, 2015 doi:10.1177/2053019615587056.  Read it

Monson, T. A., Brasil, M. F., and Hlusko, L. J. 2015. Materials collected by the southern branch of the UC Africa Expedition with a report on previously unpublished Plio-Pleistocene fossil localities. PaleoBios. 32(1):1-17.  Read it

Spano, N., H.S. Bhullar, E.L. Lindsey, N. Villavicencio, A.D. Barnosky. 2015. The ecological consequences of late-Quaternary megafaunal extirpations in southern Brazil. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting. Dallas, TX. October 2015.

Stegner, M.A. 2015. The Mescal Cave Fauna (San Bernardino County, California): Testing Assumptions of Habitat Fidelity in the Quaternary Fossil Record. Quaternary Research. 83(3):582-587. Notes: Manuscript addresses Mescal Cave, UCMP Locality #V3864, which was excavated by a UCMP party led by RA Stirton in 1938.  Read it

Tomasovych, A., D. Jablonski, S. K. Berke, A. Z. Krug, and J. W. Valentine. 2015. Non-linear thermal gradients shape broad-scale patterns in geographic range size and can reverse Rapoport's Rule. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 157-167. DOI 10. 1111/geb. 12242

Valentine, J. W., and C. R. Marshall. 2015. Fossil and transcriptomic perspectives on the origins and success of metazoan multicellularity. Pp. 31-46 in I. Ruiz-Trillo, and A. M. Nedelcu (eds.) The evolution of multicellularity. Advances in Marine Genomics 2, Springer, Dordrecht.

Valentine, J.W., and D. Jablonski. 2015. A twofold role for global energy gradients in marine biodiversity trends. Journal of Biogeography 42 (6): 997-1005. DOI:10.1111/jbi. 12515

Vetter, K.M. and R.L. Caldwell. 2015. Individual recognition in stomatopods. In: Social Recognition in Invertebrates. L. Aquiloni and E. Tricarico, eds. Springer.

Villavicencio, N.A., E.L. Lindsey, F. Martin, L. Borrero, P. Moreno, C.R. Marshall, A.D. Barnosky. 2015. Combination of humans, climate, and vegetation change triggered Late Quaternary megafauna extinction in the Ultima Esperanza region, southern Patagonia, Chile. Ecography, 38: 001-016.  Read it

Waters, C.N., J.P.M. Syvitski, A. Galuszka, G.J. Hancock, J. Zalasiewicz, A. Cearreta, J. Grinevald, C. Jeandel, J.R. McNeill, C. Summerhayes, and A.D. Barnosky. 2015. Can nuclear weapons fallout mark the beginning of the Anthropocene Epoch? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 71(3) 46 - 57.  Read it

Williams, M., J. Zalasiewicz, P.K. Haff, C. Schwagerl, A.D. Barnosky, and E.C. Ellis. 2015. The Anthropocene biosphere. The Anthropocene Review 2053019615591020, first published on June 18, 2015 as doi:10.1177/2053019615591020.  Read it

Zalasiewicz, J., C.N. Waters, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, M. Edgeworth, E.C. Ellis, A. Galuszka, P.L. Gibbard, J. Grinevald, I. Hajdas, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J.R. McNeill, C. Poirier, A. Revkin, D.deB. Richter, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, J. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, A.P. Wolfe. 2015. Disputed start dates for Anthropocene. Nature, 520:436.  Read it

Zalasiewicz, J., C.N. Waters, M. Williams, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, P. Crutzen, E. Ellis, M.A. Ellis, I.J. Fairchild, J. Grinevald , P.K. Haff, I. Hajdas, R. Leinfelder, J. McNeill, E.O. Odada, C. Poirier, D. Richter, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, J.P.M. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, S.L. Wing, A.P. Wolfe, A. Zhishengw, N. Oreskes. 2015. When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid - twentieth century boundary level is stratigraphically optimal. Quaternary International (2014, early online edition).  Read it