Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Doug Erwin

Senior Research Biologist and Curator of Paleozoic Invertebrates
Department / Division
Education
  • A.B., Colgate University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests

Macroevolution and evolutionary innovations, particularly the Cambrian metazoan radiation and post-extinction biotic recoveries; the Permian mass extinction; evolutionary history and systematics of Cambrian-Triassic gastropods.

Publications
  • Wu, Qiong, Ramezani, Jahandar, Zhang, Hua, Yuan, Dong-xun, Erwin, Douglas H., Henderson, Charles M., Lambert, Lance L., Zhang, Yi-Chun, and Shen, Shu-zhong. 2020. "High-precision U-Pb zircon age constraints on the Guadalupian in West Texas, USA." Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology, 548 Article 109668. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109668.
  • Drinnenberg, Ines A., Berger, Frederic, Elsasser, Simon J., Andersen, Peter R., Ausio, Juan, Bickmore, Wendy A., Blackwell, Alexander R., Erwin, Douglas H., Gahan, James M., Gaut, Brandon S., Harvey, Zachary H., Henikoff, Steven, Kao, Joyce Y., Kurdistani, Siavash K., Lemos, Bernardo, Levine, Mia T., Luger, Karolin, Malik, Harmit S., Martin-Duran, Jose M., Peichel, Catherine L., Renfree, Marilyn B., Rutowicz, Kinga, Sarkies, Peter, Schmitz, Robert J., Technau, Ulrich et al. 2019. "EvoChromo: towards a synthesis of chromatin biology and evolution." Development, 146, (19) UNSP dev178962–UNSP dev178962. https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.178962.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2019. "Prospects for a General Theory of Evolutionary Novelty." Journal of Computational Biology, 26, (7). https://doi.org/10.1089/cmb.2019.0089.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2019. "Crisis and Response: Current Trends and Future Prospects." Bollettino Della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, 58, (1) 5–10.
  • Darroch, Simon A. F., Smith, Emily F., Laflamme, Marc, and Erwin, Douglas H. 2018. "Ediacaran Extinction and Cambrian Explosion." Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33, (9) 653–663. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2018.06.003.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2018. "Conservation Paleobiology. Science and Practice edited by Gregory P. Dietl and Karl W. Flessa, University of Chicago Press, 2017. Price: $40, 9780226506722." Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33, (8) 572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2018.05.009.
  • Shen, Shu-zhong, Ramezani, Jahandar, Chen, Jun, Cao , Chang-Qun, Erwin, Douglas H., Zhang, Hua, Xiang, Lei, Schoepfer, Shane D., Henderson, Charles M., Zheng, Quan-feng, Bowring, Samuel A., Wang, Yue, Li, Xian-Hua, Wang, Xiang-Dong, Yuan, Dong-xun, Zhang, Yi-Chun, Mu, Lin, Wang, Jun, and Wu, Ya-Sheng. 2018. "A sudden end-Permian mass extinction in South China." Geological Society of America Bulletin, 131, (1-2) 205–223. https://doi.org/10.1130/B31909.1.
  • Summons, Roger E. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2018. "Chemical clues to the earliest animal fossils Steroid biomarkers show that the Ediacaran fossil Dickinsonia was an animal." Science, 361, (6408) 1198–1199. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aau9710.
  • Wood, Rachel and Erwin, Douglas H. 2018. "Innovation not recovery: dynamic redox promotes metazoan radiations." Biological Reviews, 93, (2) 863–873. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12375.
  • Chipman, Ariel D. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2017. "The Evolution of Arthropod Body Plans: Integrating Phylogeny, Fossils, and Development-An Introduction to the Symposium." Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57, (3) 450–454. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icx094.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2017. "Eric Davidson and deep time." History and philosophy of the life sciences, 39, (4) 29–29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-017-0156-z.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2017. "Developmental push or environmental pull? The causes of macroevolutionary dynamics." History and philosophy of the life sciences, 39, (4) 36–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-017-0163-0.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2017. "The topology of evolutionary novelty and innovation in macroevolution." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 372, (1735). https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0422.
  • Hoffman, Paul F., Abbot, Dorian S., Ashkenazy, Yosef, Benn, Douglas I., Brocks, Jochen J., Cohen, Phoebe A., Cox, Grant M., Creveling, Jessica R., Donnadieu, Yannick, Erwin, Douglas H., Fairchild, Ian J., Ferreira, David, Goodman, Jason C., Halverson, Galen P., Jansen, Malte F., Le Hir, Guillaume, Love, Gordon D., Macdonald, Francis A., Maloof, Adam C., Partin, Camille A., Ramstein, Gilles, Rose, Brian E. J., Rose, Catherine V., Sadler, Peter M., Tziperman, Eli et al. 2017. "Snowball Earth climate dynamics and Cryogenian geology-geobiology." Science Advances, 3, (11). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1600983.
  • McInerney, James O. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2017. "The role of public goods in planetary evolution." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375, (2109). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2016.0359.
  • Arendt, Detlev, Musser, Jacob M., Baker, Clare V. H., Bergman, Aviv, Cepko, Connie, Erwin, Douglas H., Pavlicev, Mihaela, Schlosser, Gerhard, Widder, Stefanie, Laubichler, Manfred D., and Wagner, Gü. 2016. "The origin and evolution of cell types." Nature Reviews.Genetics, 17 744–757. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg.2016.127.
  • Bhattacharya, Debashish, Agrawal, Shobhit, Aranda, Manuel, Baumgarten, Sebastian, Belcaid, Mahdi, Drake, Jeana L., Erwin, Douglas H., Foret, Sylvian, Gates, Ruth D., Gruber, David F., Kamel, Bishoy, Lesser, Michael P., Levy, Oren, Liew, Yi Jin, MacManes, Matthew, Mass, Tali, Medina, Monica, Mehr, Shaadi, Meyer, Eli, Price, Dana C., Putnam, Hollie M., Qiu, Huan, Shinzato, Chuya, Shoguchi, Eiichi, Stokes, Alexander J. et al. 2016. "Comparative genomics explains the evolutionary success of reef-forming corals." eLife, 5, (e13288). https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.13288.
  • Carrasquillo, Anthony J., Cao, Changqun, Erwin, Douglas H., and Summons, Roger E. 2016. "Non-detection of C-60 fullerene at two mass extinction horizons." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 176 18–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.12.017.
  • Chen, Jun, Shen, Shu-zhong, Li, Xian-Hua, Xu, Yi-gang, Joachimski, Michael M., Bowring, Samuel A., Erwin, Douglas H., Yuan, Dong-xun, Chen, Bo, Zhang, Hua, Wang, Yue, Cao, Chang-qun, Zheng, Quan-feng, and Mu, Lin. 2016. "High-resolution SIMS oxygen isotope analysis on conodont apatite from South China and implications for the end-Permian mass extinction." Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology, 448, (26) 38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.11.025.
  • Darroch, Simon A. F., Boag, Thomas H., Racicot, Rachel A., Tweedt, Sarah, Mason, Sara J., Erwin, Douglas H., and Laflamme, Marc. 2016. "A mixed Ediacaran-metazoan assemblage from the Zaris Sub-basin, Namibia." Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology, 459 198–208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.07.003.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2016. "Wonderful Life Revisited: Chance and Contingency in the Ediacaran-Cambrian Radiation." In Chance in Evolution. 279–298. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2016. [Book review] "The Origin of Higher Taxa: Palaeobiological, Developmental and Ecological Perspectives.– by T. S. Kemp." Systematic Biology, 65, (3), 558–559. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syw017.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2016. "Eric, evolution and bodyplans." Developmental biology, 412, (2) S33–S34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.01.024.
  • Reinhard , Christopher T., Planavsky, Noah J., Olson, Stephanie L., Lyons, Timothy W., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2016. "Earth's oxygen cycle and the evolution of animal life." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, (32) 8933–8938. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1521544113.
  • Darroch, Simon A. F., Sperling, Erik A., Boag, Thomas H., Racicot, Rachel A., Mason, Sara J., Morgan, Alex S., Tweedt, Sarah M., Myrow, Paul, Johnston, David T., Erwin, Douglas H., and Laflamme, Marc. 2015. "Biotic replacement and mass extinction of the Ediacara biota." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, (1814) 20151003. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1003.
  • Day, Michael O., Ramezani, Jahandar, Bowring, Samuel A., Sadler, Peter M., Erwin, Douglas H., Abdala, Fernando, and Rubidge, Bruce S. 2015. "When and how did the terrestrial mid-Permian mass extinction occur? Evidence from the tetrapod record of the Karoo Basin, South Africa." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, (1811). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0834.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "David M. Raup (1933–2015)." Nature, 524, (7563) 36–36. https://doi.org/10.1038/524036a.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "Eric Davidson (1937–2015)." Current Biology, 25, (20) R968–R969. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.09.034.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "Eric Davidson (1937–2015)." Science, 350, (6260) 517. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad6065.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "A public goods approach to major evolutionary innovations." Geobiology, 13, (4) 308–315. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12137.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "Novelty and Innovation in the History of Life." Current Biology, 25, (19). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.019.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "Early metazoan life: divergence, environment and ecology." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 370, (1684) 20150036. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0036.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "Was the Ediacaran–Cambrian radiation a unique evolutionary event?" Paleobiology, 41, (01) 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1017/pab.2014.2.
  • Hull, Pincelli M., Darroch, Simon A. F., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "Rarity in mass extinctions and the future of ecosystems." Nature, 528, (7582) 345–351. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature16160.
  • Tweedt, Sarah M. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2015. "Origin of Metazoan Developmental Toolkits and Their Expression in the Fossil Record." In Evolutionary Transitions to Multicellular Life. Ruiz-Trillo, Iñaki and Nedelcu, Aurora M., editors. 47–77. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. 2 in Advances in Marine Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9642-2_3.
  • Simpson, Carl and Erwin, Douglas H. 2014. [Book review] "Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation." Science, 344, (6189), 1234–1235. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1254407.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Valentine, James. 2013. The Cambrian explosion : the construction of animal biodiversity. Greenwood Village, Colorado: Roberts and Company.
  • Odling-Smee, John, Erwin, Douglas H., Palkovacs, Eric P., Feldman, Marcus W., and Laland, Kevin N. 2013. "Niche Construction Theory: A Practical Guide for Ecologists." The Quarterly review of biology, 88, (1) 3–28. https://doi.org/10.1086/669266.
  • Laflamme, Marc, Darroch, Simon A. F., Tweedt, Sarah M., Peterson, Kevin J., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2012. "The End of the Ediacara Biota: Extinction, Biotic Replacement, or Cheshire Cat?" Gondwana Research, 23, (2) 558–573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2012.11.004.
  • Bush, Andrew M., Bambach, Richard K., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2011. "Ecospace Utilization During the Ediacaran Radiation and the Cambrian Eco-explosion." In Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life : Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems. Laflamme, Marc, Schiffbauer, James D., and Dornbos, Stephen Q., editors. 111–133. Springer Netherlands. 36 in Topics in Geobiology.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2011. "A Paleontological Look at History." Cliodynamics, 2, (1) 27–39.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2011. "Novelties that change carrying capacity." Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318, (6) 460–465. https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.21429.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2011. "Evolutionary uniformitarianism." Developmental biology, 357, (1) 27–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.01.020.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2011. "Macroevolution: Dynamics of Diversity." Current Biology, 21, (24) R1000–R1001. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.007.
  • Erwin, Douglas H., Laflamme, Marc, Tweedt, Sarah M., Sperling, Erik A., Pisani, Davide, and Peterson, Kevin J. 2011. "The Cambrian Conundrum: Early Divergence and Later Ecological Success in the Early History of Animals." Science, 334, (6059) 1091–1097. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1206375.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Tweedt, Sarah M. 2011. "Ecological drivers of the Ediacaran-Cambrian diversification of Metazoa." Evolutionary Ecology, 26, (2) 417–433. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10682-011-9505-7.
  • Krakauer, David C., Collins, James P., Erwin, Douglas H., Flack, Jessica C., Fontana, Walter, Laubichler, Manfred D., Prohaska, Sonja J., West, Geoffrey B., and Stadler, Peter F. 2011. "The challenges and scope of theoretical biology." Journal of theoretical biology, 276, (1) 269–276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.01.051.
  • Shen, Shu-zhong, Crowley, James L., Wang, Yue, Bowring, Samuel A., Erwin, Douglas H., Sadler, Peter M., Cao, Chang-qun, Rothman, Daniel H., Henderson, Charles M., Ramezani, Jahandar, Zhang, Hua, Shen, Yanan, Wang, Xiang-Dong, Wang, Wei, Mu, Lin, Li, Wen-Zhong, Tang, Yue-Gang, Liu, Xiao-Lei, Liu, Lu-Jun, Zeng, Yong, Jiang, Yao-Fa, and Jin, Yu-Gan. 2011. "Calibrating the End-Permian Mass Extinction." Science, 334, (6061) 1367–1372. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1213454.
  • Maloof, Adam C., Rose, Catherine V., Beach, Robert, Samuels, Bradley M., Calmet, Claire C., Erwin, Douglas H., Poirier, Gerald R., Yao, Nan, and Simons, Frederik J. 2010. "Possible animal-body fossils in pre-Marinoan limestones from South Australia." Nature Geoscience, 3 653–659.
  • Bennington, J. Bret, DiMichele, William A., Badgley, Catherine, Bambach, Richard K., Barrett, Paul M., Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Bobe, Rene, Burnham, Robyn J., Daeschler, Edward B., Van Dam, Jan, Eronen, Jussi T., Erwin, Douglas H., Finnegan, Seth, Holland, Steven M., Hunt, Gene, Jablonski, David, Jackson, Stephen T., Jacobs, Bonnie E., Kidwell, Susan M., Koch, Paul L., Kowalewski, Michal J., Labandeira, Conrad C., Looy, Cindy V., Lyons, Sara K., Novack-Gottshall, Philip M. et al. 2009. "Critical Issues of Scale in Paleoecology." Palaios, 24, (1-2) 1–4. https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2009.S01.
  • Davidson, E. H. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "An Integrated View of Precambrian Eumetazoan Evolution." Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 74 65–80.
  • Davidson, Eric H. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "Evolutionary innovation and stability in animal gene networks." Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 314B, (3) 182–186.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "La terre en pleines transformations." La Recherche, 428 39–42.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "Early origin of the bilaterian developmental toolkit." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 364, (1527) 2253–2261. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2009.0038.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "Climate as a Driver of Evolutionary Change." Current Biology, 19, (14) R575–R583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2009.05.047.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "A call to the custodians of deep time." Nature, 462, (7271) 282–283. https://doi.org/10.1038/462282a.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Davidson, E. H. 2009. "The evolution of hierarchical gene regulatory networks." Nature Reviews Genetics, 10 141–148.
  • Krakauer, D. C., Page, K., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "Diversity,dilemmas and monopolies of niche construction." American Naturalist, 173 26–40.
  • Olszewski, Thomas D. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2009. "Change and Stability in Permian Brachiopod Communities from Western Texas." Palaios, 24, (1) 27–40. https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2008.p08-061r.
  • Clauset, A. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2008. "The evolution and distribution of species body size." Science, 321 399–401.
  • Dunne, J. A., Williams, R. J., Martinez, N. D., Wood, R. A., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2008. "Compilation and network analysis of Cambrian Food webs." PLoS Biology, 6, (4) 693–708. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0060102.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2008. "Extinction as the loss of evolutionary history." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 11520–11527.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2008. "Wonderful Ediacarans, wonderful cnidarians?" Evolution & development, 10, (3) 263–264. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-142X.2008.00234.x.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2008. "Macroevolution of ecosystem engineering, niche construction and diversity." Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23, (6) 304–310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2008.01.013.
  • Bambach, Richard K., Bush, A. M., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Autecology and the realized ecospace of marine metazoa." Palaeontology, 50 1–22.
  • Bambach, Richard K., Bush, Andrew M., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Autecology and the filling of ecospace: Key metazoan radiations." Palaeontology, 50 1–22.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Increasing returns, ecological feedback and the Early Triassic recovery." Palaeoworld, 16 9–15.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Disparity: Morphological patterns and developmental context." Palaeontology, 50 57–73.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. [Book review] "Endless forms most beautiful." Artificial Life, 13, (1), 87–89. https://doi.org/10.1162/artl.2007.13.1.87.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. [Book review] "Survival of the Fittest." American Scientist, 95, 76–77.
  • Zhang, X. L., Shu, D. G., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Cambrian Naraoiids (Arthropoda)." Journal of Paleontology Memoir, 68 52.
  • Zhang, X. -L, Shu, D. -G, and Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Cambrian naraoiids (arthropoda): Morphology, ontogeny, systematics, and evolutionary relationships." Journal of Paleontology, 81, (5) 1–52. https://doi.org/10.1666/06-082.1.
  • Davidson, E. H. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "Gene regulatory networks and the evolution of animal body plans." Science, 311 796–800.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "Presentation of the paleontological society medal to Andrew H. Knoll." Journal of Paleontology, 80, (4) 801–801. https://doi.org/10.2113/36.1.15.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "Dates and Rates: Temporal resolution in the deep time Stratigraphic record." Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 34 569–590.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "Quick Guide: Contingency and Constraint: A Cosmic Convergence?" Current Biology, 16, (19) R825–R826. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2006.08.076.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. Extinction! How Life Nearly Ended 250 Million Years ago. Princeton University Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "Evolutionary contingency." Current Biology, 16, (19) R825–R826.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "Opportunities and Challenges of a highly resolved Geological time scale." Geochronology: Emerging Opportunities (Paleontological Society Papers), 12 171–180.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "The developmental origins of animal bodyplans." In Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology,. Shuhai, Xiao and Kauffman, A. J., editors. 159–197. Springer.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. [Book review] "Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities." Palaeontological Society Newsletter, (61), 112–113.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Davidson, Eric H. 2006. "Response to comment on "Gene regulatory networks and the evolution of animal body plans"." Science, 313, (5788) 761c–761c. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1126765.
  • Jackson, Jeremy B. C. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "What Can We Learn About Ecology and Evolution From the Fossil Record?" Trends in Ecology and Evolution, (6) 322–328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2006.03.017.
  • Tong, J. N., Zhou, X. G., Erwin, Douglas H., Zuo, J. X., and Zhao, L. S. 2006. "Fossil fishes from the Lower Triassic of Mahiashan, Chaohu, Anhui Province, China." Journal of Paleontology, 80 146–161.
  • Wagner, Peter J. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "Patterns of convergence in general shell form among Paleozoic gastropods." Paleobiology, 32 315–336.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Paleontology: Out of the past and into the future." GeoTimes, 50, (12) 32–34.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. [Book review] "The Plausibility of Life." Cell, 123, 1–3.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. [Book review] "Assembling the Tree of Life." American Scientist, 93, 365–367.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "The origin of animal body plans." In Evolving Form and Function. Fossils and Development: Proceedings of a symposim honoring Adolf Seilacher for his contributions to paleontology, in celebration of his 80th Birthday. Briggs, E. G., editor. 67–80. Peabody Museum of Natural History.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Seeds of diversity." Science, 308, (5729) 1752–1753. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1113416.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Robustness in the history of life?" In Robust Design. A repertoire of Biological, Ecological and Engineering case studies, SFI Studies in the Sciences of Complexity. Jen, E., editor. 191–205. Oxford University Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Presentation of the Charles Schuchert Award of the Paleontological Society to Peter J. Wagner, III." Journal of the Paleontological Society, 79 828.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Development, Ecology, and Environment in the Cambrian Metazoan Radiation." Special Issue of the Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 56 24–31.
  • Flessa, K. W., Jackson, S. T., Aber, J. D., Arthur, M. A., Crane, P. R., Erwin, Douglas H., Graham, R. W., Jackson, B. C., Kidwell, Susan M., Maples, C. G., Peterson, C. H., and Reichman, O. J. 2005. The Geological Record of Biosphere Dynamics. National Research Council.
  • Ward, P. D., Botha, J., Buick, R., De Kock, M. O., Erwin, Douglas H., Garrison, G. H., Kirschvink, J. L., and Smith, R. 2005. "Abrupt and gradual extinction among Late Permian land vertebrates in the Karoo Basin, South Africa." Science, 307, (5710) 709–714. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1107068.
  • Ward, P. D., Buick, R., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Response to comment on "Abrupt and gradual extinction among late Permian land vertebrates in the Karoo basin, South Africa"." Science, 308, (5727). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1110538.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2004. "One Very Long Argument. Review of "The Structure of Evolutionary Theory" by Stephen Jay Gould." Biology and Philosophy, 19 17–28.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2004. "Mass extinctions and radiations." In Evolution: From Molecules to Ecosystems. Moya, A. and Font, E., editors. 218–228. Oxford University Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2004. [Book review] "Telling Evolutionary Time: Molecular Clocks and the Fossil Record." The Quarterly Review of Biology, 79, 413–414.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2004. "The Power of Evolution. Review of "Nature. An Economic History" by Geerat Vermeij." Science, 306 1294.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Krakauer, D. C. 2004. "Insights into innovation." Science, 304, (5674) 1117–1119.
  • Kues, B. S., Batten, R. L., Erwin, Douglas H., and Pan, Hua-Zhang. 2004. "A Late Permian Chinese Gastropod Species, Possibly Larval, in the Middle Pennsylvanian of New Mexico." Journal of Paleontology, 78 420–423.
  • Nutzel, A. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2004. "Late Triassic (Norian) Gastropods from the Wallowa Terrane (Idaho, U.S.A.)." Palaontologische Zeitschrift, 78 361–416.
  • Olszewski, T. D. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2004. "Dynamic response of Permian brachiopod communities to long-term environmental change." Nature, 428, (6984) 738–741. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02464.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2003. "Impact at the Permo-Triassic boundary: A critical evaluation." Astrobiology, 3, (1) 67–74.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2003. [Book review] "Life's solution - Inevitable humans in a lonely universe." Science, 302, (5651), 1682–1683.
  • Pan, H. Z., Erwin, Douglas H., Nutzel, A., and Zhu, Z. S. 2003. "Jiangxispira, a new gastropod genus from the Early Triassic of China with remarks on the phylogeny of the Heterostropha at the Permian." Journal of Paleontology, 77, (1) 44–49.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Davidson, E. H. 2002. "The last common bilaterian ancestor." Development, 129, (13) 3021–3032.
  • Hua-Zhang, P. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2002. "Gastropods from the Permian of Guangxi and Yunnan Provinces, south China." Journal of Paleontology, 76, (1) 1–49.
  • Sole, R. V., Montoya, J. M., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2002. "Recovery after mass extinction: evolutionary assembly in large-scale biosphere dynamics." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 357, (1421) 697–707. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2001.0987.
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  • Nutzel, A., Erwin, Douglas H., and Mapes, R. H. 2000. "Identity and phylogeny of the late Paleozoic Subulitoidea (Gastropoda)." Journal of Paleontology, 74, (4) 575–598.
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  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1999. "The origin of bodyplans." American Zoologist, 39, (3) 617–629.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1999. "Biospheric perturbations during Gondwanan times: from the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian radiation to the end-Permian crisis." Journal of African Earth Sciences, 28, (1) 115–127.
  • Glenister, B. F., Wardlaw, B. R., Lambert, L. L., Spinosa, C., Bowring, S. A., Erwin, Douglas H., Menning, M., and Wilde, G. L. 1999. "Proposal of Guadalupian and Component Roadian, Wordian, and Capitanian Stages as International Standards for the Middle Permian Series." Permophiles, 34 3–11.
  • Valentine, James W., Jablonski, D., and Erwin, Douglas H. 1999. "Fossils, molecules and embryos: new perspectives on the Cambrian explosion." Development, 126, (5) 851–859.
  • Bowring, S. A. and Erwin, Douglas H. 1998. "A new Look at Evolutionary Rates in Deep Time: Uniting Paleontology and High-Precision Geochronology." GSA Today, 8, (9) 1–8.
  • Bowring, S. A., Erwin, Douglas H., Jin, Y. G., Martin, M. W., Davidek, K., and Wang, W. 1998. "U/Pb Zircon Geochronology and Tempo of the End-Permian Mass Extinction." Science, 280, (5366) 1039–1045.
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  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1998. "Review. "The Origin of Animal Body Plans; A Study in Evolutionary Biology," by Wallace Arthur." Palaios, 13, (6) 608.
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  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1997. [Book review] "Paleontological events. Stratigraphic, ecological, and evolutionary implications - Brett,CE, Baird,GC." Science, 278, (5339), 815–816.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1997. "Review of "Dinosaur Extinction and the End of an Era: What the Fossils Say," by J. D. Archibald; "Cretaceous-Tertiary Mass Extinction, Biotic and Environmental Changes," by N. MacLeod and G. Keller; and "The Great Dinosaur Extinction Controversy," by C. O." American Paleontologist, 5, (1) 9–10.
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  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Zeigler, W. 1997. "Paleontology in Museums and Institutes in the 21st Century." Kleine Senckenbergreihe, (25) 69–75.
  • Schubert, J. K., Kidder, D. L., and Erwin, Douglas H. 1997. "Silica-replaced fossils through the phanerozoic." Geology, 25, (11) 1031–1034.
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  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1996. "La Extinción en del Pérmico y su Imacto Evolutivo." In La Lógica de las Extinciones. Agusti, J., editor. 97–121. Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, S. A.
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  • Valentine, James W., Erwin, Douglas H., and Jablonski, D. 1996. "Developmental evolution of metazoan bodyplans: The fossil evidence." Developmental biology, 173, (2) 373–381.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1995. "Diversity crises in the geologic past." In Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology. 507–516.
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  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "Major Morphologic Innovations." Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 38, (3) 281–294.
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  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "Review of "Basic Questions in Paleontology," by O. H. Schindewolf." American Paleontologist, 2, (2) 8–9.
  • Kauffman, Erle G. and Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "Igcp-335 - Biotic Recoveries from Mass Extinction - Initial Meetings." Episodes, 17, (3) 68–73.
  • Stanley, G. D., Gonzalezleon, C., Sandy, M. R., Senowbaridaryan, B., Doyle, P., Tamura, M., and Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "Upper Triassic Invertebrates from the Antimonio Formation, Sonora, Mexico." Journal of Paleontology, 68, (4) 1–33.
  • Benton, M. J. and Erwin, Douglas H. 1993. "Amphineura and Monoplacophora." In The Fossil Record. Benton, M. J., editor. 125–130. London: Chapman and Hall.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1993. "Invertebrate Paleontology." GeoTimes, 38, (2) 25–25.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1993. "The Origin of Metazoan Development - a Paleobiological Perspective." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 50, (4) 255–274.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Droser, M. L. 1993. "Elvis Taxa." Palaios, 8, (6) 623–624.
  • Tracey, S., Todd, J. A., and Erwin, Douglas H. 1993. "Mollusca: Gastropoda." In The Fossil Record. Benton, M. J., editor. 131–167. London: Chapman and Hall.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1992. "Invertebrate Paleontology." GeoTimes, 37, (2) 31–32.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Vogel, T. A. 1992. "Testing for Causal Relationships between Large Pyroclastic Volcanic-Eruptions and Mass Extinctions." Geophysical Research Letters, 19, (9) 893–896.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1991. "Metazoan Phylogeny and the Cambrian Radiation." Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 6, (4) 131–134.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1991. "Invertebrate Paleontology." GeoTimes, 36, (2) 31–32.

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