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Lyons, S. K., Miller, J. H., Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B, Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Tóth, A., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Reply to How foreign is the past. Nature 538, doi:10.1038/nature20097.

Lyons, S. K., Miller, J. H., Tóth, A., Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B, Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Reply to Questioning Holocene community shifts. Nature 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature19110.

Lyons, S. K., Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B., Miller, J. H., Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Tóth, A., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., Waller, D. and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Correginum: Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts. Nature doi:10.1038/nature19104

Lyons, S. K.
, Miller, J. H., Fraser, D., Smith, F. A., Boyer, A., Lindsey, E. and Mychajilw, A. M. 2016. The changing role of mammal life histories in late Quaternary extinction vulnerability on continents and islands. Biology Letters 12: 20160342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2016.0342

Plotnik, R., Smith, F.A., Lyons, S.K. 2016. The invisible extinction of threatened Species. Ecology Letters. 19: 546–553. doi:10.1111/ele.12589.

Smith, F.A., J. L. Payne, N. A. Heim, M. A. Balk, S. Finnegan, M. Kowalewski, S. K. Lyons, C. R. McClain, D. W. McShea, P. M. Novack-Gottshal, P. Spaeth Anich, and S. C. Wang. 2016. Body size evolution across the Geozoic. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 44:523-553.

Lyons, S. K., Amatangelo, K. L, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B., Miller, J. H., Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S. Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Tóth, A., Ulrich, W., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., Waller, D. and Gotelli, N. J. 2016. Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts. Nature doi:10.1038/nature16447

Smith, F.A., Tomé, C.P., Elliott Smith, E.A., Lyons, S.K., Newsome, S.D., and Stafford, T.W., 2016. Unraveling the consequences of the terminal Pleistocene megafauna extinction on mammal community assembly. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01779

Smith, F.A., Hammond, J.I., Balk, M.A., Elliott, S.M., Lyons, S.K., Pardi, M.I., Tomé, C.P., Wagner, P.J., and Westover, M.L. 2016. A mammoth amount of methane: exploring the influence of ancient and historic megaherbivore extirpations on the global methane budget. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502547112

Smith, F. A., S. K. Lyons, P. J. Wagner, S. M. Elliott. 2015. Recomputing IPCC methane inventories: the importance of body mass and under-appreciated role of wild herbivores. Global Change Biology. 21:3880-3888.

Blois, J. L., N. J. Gotelli, A. K. Behrensmeyer, T. J. Faith, S. K. Lyons, J. W. Williams, K. L. Amatangelo, A. Bercovici, A. Du, J. Eronen, G. R. Graves, N. Jud, C. Labandeira, C. Looy, B. McGill, D. Patterson, R. Potts, B. Riddle, R. Terry, A. Tóth, A. Villasenor, S. Wing. 2014. A framework for evaluating the influence of climate, dispersal limitation, and biotic interactions using fossil pollen associations across the late Quaternary. Ecography. 37:1095-1108. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.00779.

Tóth, A. S.K. Lyons and A.K. Behrensmeyer. 2014. A century of change in Kenya’s mammal communities: Increased richness and decreased uniqueness in six protected area. PLoS One 9:e93092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093092

Anikó B. Tóth, S. K. Lyons, and Anna K. Behrensmeyer 2014. Mammals of Kenya's protected areas from 1888 to 2013. Ecology 95:1711–1711. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-2118.1

Saarinen, J. J., A.G. Boyer, J.H. Brown, D.P. Costa, S.K.M. Ernest, A.R. Evans, M. Fortelius, J. L. Gittleman, M.J. Hamilton, L.E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S.K. Lyons, J.G. Okie, R.M. Sibly, F.A. Smith, P. R. Stephens, J. Theodor, and M.D. Uhen. 2014. Patterns of body size evolution in Cenozoic land mammals: intrinsic biological processes and extrinsic forcing. Proceedings of the Royal Society – B Biological Sciences, 281(1784), 20132049.

Miller, J. H., A. K. Behrensmeyer, A. Du, S. K. Lyons, D. Patternson, A. Tóth, A. Villaseñor, E. Kanga, D. Reed. 2014. Ecological fidelity of functional traits based on species presence-absence in a modern mammalian bone assemblage (Amboseli, Kenya). Paleobiology 40(4):560-583.

K. J. Gaston, C. M. McCain, and S. K. Lyons. 2014. Abundance and Distributions. In: Foundations of Macroecology (F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, and J. L. Gittleman, eds.). (in press).

S. K. Lyons. 2014. Comments on Hanski, I. 1982. Dynamics of regional distribution: the core and satellite species hypothesis. Oikos 38:210-221. In: Foundations of Macroecology (F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, and J. L. Gittleman, eds.). (in press).

S. K. Lyons. 2014. Comments on Graham R. W. 1986. Response of mammalian communities to environmental changes during the late Quaterary. Diamond, J. & Case, T. J., eds. Community Ecology; Pp. 300-313; Harper and Rowe, New York. In: Foundations of Macroecology (F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, and J. L. Gittleman, eds.). (in press).

A.D. Letten, S. K. Lyons, and A. T. Moles. 2013. The mid-domian effect: it’s not just about space. Journal of Biogeography 40:2017-2019.

Okie, J. G., A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, D. P. Costa, S, K. M. Ernest, A. R. Evans, M. Fortelius, J. L. Gittleman, M. J. Hamilton, L. E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S. K. Lyons, J. J. Saarinen, F. A. Smith, P. R. Stephens, J. Theodor, M. D. Uhen, R. M. Sibly. 2013. Effects of allomtry, production and lifestyle on rates and limits of body size evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society – B 280:1-7 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1007).

S. K. Lyons and F. A. Smith. 2013. Macroecological patterns in body size of mammals over space and time. Pp. 116-144 In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

F. A. Smith, S. K. Lyons, J. H. Brown, K. E. Jones and B. A. Maurer. 2013. The influence of flight on patterns of body size diversity and heritability. Pp. 187-205 In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

F. A. Smith, and S. K. Lyons. 2013. On being the right size: the importance of size to life history, ecology and evolution. Pp. 1-10 In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

F. A. Smith, and S. K. Lyons. 2013. The way forward. Pp. 235-246 In: Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group (F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

A. R. Evans, D. Jones, A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, D. P. Costa, S. K. M. Ernest, E. M. G. Fitzgerald, M. Fortelius, J. L. Gittleman, M. J. Hamilton, L. E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S. K. Lyons, J. G. Okie, J.J. Saarinen, R. M. Sibly, F. A. Smith, P. R. Stephens, J. M. Theodor, M. D. Uhen. 2012. The maximum rate of mammal evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. PNAS 2012 : 1120774109v1-201120774

B. S. Grund, T. A. Surovell, and S. K. Lyons. 2012. Range sizes and shifts of North American Pleistocene mammals are not consistent with a climatic explanation for extinction. World Archaeology, 44:1, 43-55

F. A. Smith, and S. K. Lyons. 2011. How big should a mammal be? A macroecological look at mammalian body size over space and time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 366:2364-2378.

F. A. Smith, S. M. Elliott, and S. K. Lyons. 2011. Reply to ‘Methane and megafauna’ Nature Geosciences 4:272

M. Kowalewski, J. L. Payne, F. A. Smith, S. C. Wang, D. W. McShea, S. Xiao, R. A. Krause, Jr., A. Boyer, S. Finnegan, J. A. Stempien, S. K. Lyons, C. R. McClain, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, J. Alroy, J. H. Brown, P. A. Spaeth. 2011. The Geozoic Supereon. Palaios 26:251-255.

J. L. Payne, C. R. McClain, A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, S. Finnegan, M. Kowalewski, R. A. Krause, Jr., S. K. Lyons, D. W. McShea, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, F. A. Smith, P. Spaeth, J. A. Stempien, and S. C. Wang. 2011. The evolutionary consequences of oxygenic photosynthesis: a body size perspective. Photosynthesis Research. 107: 37-57. (published online 07 September 2010).


P. J. Wagner and S. K. Lyons. 2010. Measuring biological diversity in the fossil record. Pp. 265-175 In: Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment (A. Magurran and B. McGill, eds). Oxford University Press.

S. K. Lyons, P. J. Wagner, and K. M. Dzikiewicz. 2010. Ecological correlates of range shifts of late Pleistocene mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365:3681-3693. +Supplement1 +Supplement2


E. P. White, S. K. M. Ernest, P. B. Adler, A. H. Hurlbert, and S. K. Lyons. 2010. Integrating spatial and temporal approaches to understanding species richness. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365:3633-3643.

Smith, F.A., A.G. Boyer, J.H. Brown, D. Costa, T. Dayan, S.K.M. Ernest, A.R. Evans, M. Fortelius, J.L. Gittleman, M. J. Hamilton, L.E. Harding, K. Lintulaakso, S.K. Lyons, C. McCain, J.G. Okie, J.J. Saarinen, R.M. Sibly, P.R. Stephens, J. Theodor and M.D. Uhen. 2010. The tempo and mode of body mass evolution in Cenozoic mammals. Science 330:1216-1219. +online materials.

S. K. Lyons and F. A. Smith. 2010. Using a macroecological approach to study geographic range, abundance and body size in the fossil record. Pp. 117-141 in Paleontological Society Short Course Volume 16. Quantitative Methods in Analytical Paleobiology (G. Hunt and J. Alroy, eds.).

F. A. Smith, S. M. Elliott, and S. K. Lyons. 2010. Methane emissions from extinct megafauna. Nature Geosciences 3:374-375.

S. K. Lyons and P. J. Wagner. 2009. Using macroecological approach to the fossil record to help inform conservation biology. Pp. 141-166 In: Conservation Paleobiology: Using the Past to Manage for the Future. Paleontological Society Short Course Volume 15.

M. R. Willig, S. K. Lyons, and R. D. Stevens. 2009. Spatial methods for the macroecological study of bats. Pp. 216-245 In: Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats (T. Kunz and S. Parsons, eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD. 901 pp.

Gotelli, N. J., M. J. Anderson, H. T. Arita, A. Chao, R. K. Colwell, S. R. Connolly, D. J. Currie, R. R. Dunn, G. R. Graves, J. L. Green, J. A. Grytnes, Y. H. Jiang, W. Jetz, S. K. Lyons, C. M. McCain, A. E. Magurran, C. Rahbek, T. Rangel, J. Soberon, C. O. Webb, and M. R. Willig. 2009. Patterns and causes of species richness: a general simulation model for macroecology. Ecology Letters 12:873-886.

J. L. Payne, A. G. Boyer, J. H. Brown, S. Finnegan, M. Kowalewski, R. A. Krause, Jr., S. K. Lyons, C. R. McClain, D. W. McShea, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, F. A. Smith, J. A. Stempien, S. C. Wang. 2009. Two-phase increase in the maximum size of life over 3.5 billion years reflects biological innovation and environemental opportunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:24-27.

J. B. Bennington, W. A. DiMichele, C. Badgley, R. K. Bambach, P. M. Barrett, A. K. Behrensmeyer, R. Bobe, R. J. Burnham, E. B. Daeschler, J. van Dam, J. T. Eronen, D. H. Erwin, S. Finnegan, S. M. Holland, G. Hunt, D. Jablonski, S. T. Jackson, B. F. Jacobs, S. M. Kidwell, P. L. Doch, M. J. Kowalewski, C. C. Labandeira, C. V. Looy, S. K. Lyons, P. M. Novack-Gottshall, R. Potts, P. D. Roopnarine, C. A. E. Strömberg, H-D Sues, P. J. Wagner, P. Wilf, and S. L. Wing. 2009. Critical issues of scale in Paleoecology. Palaios 24:1-4.

F. A. Smith, S. K. Lyons, S. K. M. Ernest, and J. H. Brown. 2008. Macroecology: more than the division of food and space among species on continents. Progress in Physical Geography, 32:115-138.

S. K. Lyons. 2006. The past and future of biogeography. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 13:249-253.

V. Millien, S. K. Lyons, L. Olson, F. A. Smith, T. Wilson, Y. Yom-Tov. 2006. Ecotypic variation in the context of global climate change: revisiting the rules. Ecology Letters. 9(7): 853-869.

S. K. Lyons. 2005. A quantitative model assessing the community dynamics of Pleistocene mammals. The American Naturalist. 165(6):E168-E185.

J. S. Madin and S. K. Lyons. 2005. Incomplete sampling of geographic ranges weakens or reverses the positive relationship between animal species geographic range size and its body size. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 7:607-617.

S. K. Lyons, F. A. Smith, P. J. Wagner, E. P. White, and J. H. Brown. 2004. Was a “hyperdisease” responsible for the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinction? Ecology Letters. 7:859-868.

S. K. Lyons, F. A. Smith and J. H. Brown. 2004. Of mice, mastodons and men: human mediated extinction on four continents. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 6: 339-358.

F. A. Smith, J. H. Brown, J. P. Haskell, S. K. Lyons, J. Alroy, E. L. Charnov, T. Dayan, B. J. Enquist, S. K. M. Ernest, E. A. Hadly, K. E. Jones, D. M. Kaufman, P. A. Marquet, B. A. Maurer, K. J. Niklas, W. P. Porter, B. Tiffney, and M. R. Willig. 2004. Similarity of mammalian body size across the taxonomic hierarchy and across space and time. The American Naturalist. 163:672-691.

B. A. Maurer, J. Alroy, J. H. Brown, T. Dayan, B. Enquist, S. K. M. Ernest, E. Hadly, J. P. Haskell, D. Jablonski, K. E. Jones, D. M. Kaufman, S. K. Lyons, K. Niklas, W. Porter, K. Roy, F. A. Smith, B. Tiffney, and M. R. Willig. 2004. Convergence in Body Size Distributions of Small-bodied Flying Vertebrates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6:783-797.

S. K. Lyons. 2003. A quantitative assessment of the range shifts of Pleistocene mammals. Journal of Mammalogy (Special Feature). 84: 385-402.

F.A. Smith, S.K. Lyons, S.K. M. Ernest, K.E. Jones, D.M. Kaufman, T. Dayan, P.A. Marquet, J.H. Brown, and J.P. Haskell. 2003. The body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403.

S. K. M. Ernest, B. J. Enquist, J. H. Brown, E. L. Charnov, J. F. Gillooly, V. M. Savage, E. P. White, F. A. Smith, E. A. Hadly, J. P. Haskell, S. K. Lyons, B. A. Maurer, K. J. Niklas, B. Tiffney. 2003. Thermodynamic and metabolic effects on the scaling of production and population energy use. Ecology Letters 6:990-995.

S. K. Lyons and M. R. Willig. 2002. Species richness, latitude, and scale-sensitivity. Ecology 83: 47-58.

S. K. Lyons. 2000. Environmental Assessment. Chapter 3 in (C. Lohrmann, ed.) Customer-owned Outside Plant Design manual: Underground and Buried. BICSI Course OSP 102. (non-peer reviewed technical manual)

S. K. Lyons and M. R. Willig. 1999. A hemispheric assessment of scale-dependence in latitudinal gradients of species richness. Ecology. 80(8): 2483-2491. (Special Feature)

M. R. Willig and S. K. Lyons. 1998. An analytical model of latitudinal gradients of species richness with an empirical test for Marsupials and Bats in the New World. Oikos 80:93-98.

S. K. Lyons and M. R. Willig. 1997. Latitudinal patterns of range size: methodological concerns and empirical evaluations for New World Bats and Marsupials. Oikos 79:568-580.

S. K. Lyons. 1995. Areography of New World Bats and Marsupials.

Mastozoologia Neotropical 2:229-231.

 

Books and Edited Volumes:

F. A. Smith and S. K. Lyons, editors. 2013. Body Size: Linking pattern and process across space, time and taxonomic group. University of Chicago Press.

S. K. Lyons and A. K. Behrensmeyer, editors. Foundations of Paleoecology. University of Chicago Press. (in prep).



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