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
Article
  • 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. [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. "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. "Eric Davidson (1937–2015)." Science 350 (6260):517. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad6065
  • 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. "A public goods approach to major evolutionary innovations." Geobiology 13 (4):308–315. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12137
  • 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. "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. "A Paleontological Look at History." Cliodynamics 2 (1):27–39.
  • 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. "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. 2009. "La terre en pleines transformations." La Recherche 428:39–42.
  • 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. "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
  • 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
  • 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. [Book review] "Survival of the Fittest." American Scientist. 95:76–77.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Disparity: Morphological patterns and developmental context." Palaeontology 50:57–73.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2007. "Increasing returns, ecological feedback and the Early Triassic recovery." Palaeoworld 16:9–15.
  • 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
  • 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. "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. "Opportunities and Challenges of a highly resolved Geological time scale." Geochronology: Emerging Opportunities (Paleontological Society Papers) 12:171–180.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. [Book review] "Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities." Palaeontological Society Newsletter. (61): 112–113.
  • 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. "Evolutionary contingency." Current Biology 16 (19):R825–R826.
  • 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. 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. [Book review] "Assembling the Tree of Life." American Scientist. 93:365–367.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. [Book review] "The Plausibility of Life." Cell. 123:1–3.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Paleontology: Out of the past and into the future." GeoTimes 50 (12):32–34.
  • 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.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2005. "Seeds of diversity." Science 308 (5729):1752–1753. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1113416
  • 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. [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. 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. 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. [Book review] "Life's solution - Inevitable humans in a lonely universe." Science. 302 (5651):1682–1683.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2003. "Impact at the Permo-Triassic boundary: A critical evaluation." Astrobiology 3 (1):67–74.
  • 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
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2001. "Lessons from the past: Biotic recoveries from mass extinctions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 98 (10):5399–5403.
  • Kidder, D. L. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2001. "Secular distribution of biogenic silica through the phanerozoic: Comparison of silica-replaced fossils and bedded cherts at the series level." Journal of Geology 109 (4):509–522.
  • Nutzel, A. and Erwin, Douglas H. 2001. "New Late Triassic gastropods from the Wallowa Terrane (Idaho) and their biogeographic significance." Facies 45:87–92.
  • Tong, Jinnan and Erwin, Douglas H. 2001. "Triassic Gastropods of the Southern Qinling Mountains, China." Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology (92): 1–47. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810266.92.1
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2000. "Presentation of the Charles Schuchert Award of the Paleontological Society to Charles R. Marshall." Journal of Paleontology 74 (4):758–758.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2000. "Macroevolution is more than repeated rounds of microevolution." Evolution & development 2 (2):78–84.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2000. "Lifo's downs and ups." Nature 404 (6774):129–130.
  • Jin, Y. G., Wang, Y., Wang, W., Shang, Q. H., Cao, C. Q., and Erwin, Douglas H. 2000. "Pattern of marine mass extinction near the Permian-Triassic boundary in South China." Science 289 (5478):432–436.
  • 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.
  • Bowring, S. A., Erwin, Douglas H., and Isozaki, Y. 1999. "The tempo of mass extinction and recovery: The end-Permian example." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 96 (16):8827–8828.
  • 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.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1998. "Evolution - After the end: Recovery from extinction." Science 279 (5355):1324–1325.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1998. "The end and the beginning: recoveries from mass extinctions." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13 (9):344–349.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1998. "Review. "The Origin of Animal Body Plans; A Study in Evolutionary Biology," by Wallace Arthur." Palaios 13 (6):608.
  • 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.
  • 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., Valentine, James W., and Jablonski, D. 1997. "The origin of animal body plans." American Scientist 85 (2):126–137.
  • 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.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1996. "The mother of mass extinctions." Scientific American 275 (1):72–78.
  • 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. "Review of: H.F. Yin, ed., The Palaeobiogeography of China." Science 267:2012.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1995. "Review of: W. Glen, ed., The Mass Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis." American Scientist 83:376–377.
  • Kauffman, Erle G. and Erwin, Douglas H. 1995. "Surviving mass extinctions." GeoTimes 40:14–17.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "Major Morphologic Innovations." Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 38 (3):281–294.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "Review of "Basic Questions in Paleontology," by O. H. Schindewolf." American Paleontologist 2 (2):8–9.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "Explosions, Extinctions and Evolutionary Trends." The Earth Scientist 11 (1):3–5.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1994. "The Permo-Triassic Extinction." Nature 367 (6460):231–236.
  • 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.
  • 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. 1993. "Invertebrate Paleontology." GeoTimes 38 (2):25–25.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Droser, M. L. 1993. "Elvis Taxa." Palaios 8 (6):623–624.
  • 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.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. "Prospects for a General Theory of Evolutionary Novelty." Journal of Computational Biology https://doi.org/10.1089/cmb.2019.0089

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Chapter
  • 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.
  • 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, edited by Ruiz-Trillo, Iñaki and Nedelcu, Aurora M., 47–77. Advances in Marine Genomics. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
  • 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, edited by Laflamme, Marc, Schiffbauer, James D., and Dornbos, Stephen Q., 111–133. Topics in Geobiology. Springer Netherlands.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. "The developmental origins of animal bodyplans." in Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology,, edited by Shuhai, Xiao and Kauffman, A. J., 159–197. Springer.
  • 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, edited by Jen, E., 191–205. Oxford University Press.
  • 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, edited by Briggs, E. G., 67–80. Peabody Museum of Natural History.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2004. "Mass extinctions and radiations." in Evolution: From Molecules to Ecosystems, edited by Moya, A. and Font, E., 218–228. Oxford University Press.
  • Jackson, Jeremy B. C. and Johnson, Kenneth G. 2000. "Life in the Last Few Million Years." in Deep Time: Paleobiology's Perspective, edited by Erwin, Douglas H. and Wing, Scott L., 221.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1996. "Understanding Biotic Recoveries: Extinction, Survival, and Preservation during the End- Permian Mass Extinction." in Evolutionary Paleobiology, edited by Jablonski, D., Erwin, Douglas H., and Lipps, J. H., 398–418. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1996. "La Extinción en del Pérmico y su Imacto Evolutivo." in La Lógica de las Extinciones, edited by Agusti, J., 97–121. Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, S. A.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1996. "Murchison, Roderick." in Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences, edited by Dasch, E. J., 698–699. New York: Macmillan.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1996. "Understanding Biotic Recoveries: Extinction, Survival, and Preservation during the End- Permian Mass Extinction." in Evolutionary Paleobiology, edited by Jablonski, D., Erwin, Douglas H., and Lipps, J. H., 398–418. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H., Jablonski, D., and Lipps, J. H. 1996. "James W. Valentine, an Appreciation." in Evolutionary Paleobiology, edited by Jablonski, D., Erwin, Douglas H., and Lipps, J. H., 1–17. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H., Jablonski, D., and Lipps, J. H. 1996. "James W. Valentine, an Appreciation." in Evolutionary Paleobiology, edited by Jablonski, D., Erwin, Douglas H., and Lipps, J. H., 1–17. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Pan, H. -Z. 1996. "Recoveries and Radiations: Gastropods after the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction." in Biotic Recovery from Mass Extinction Events, edited by Hart, M. B., 201–221. London: Geological Society of London.
  • Jackson, Jeremy B. C., Budd, Ann F., and Pandolfi, John M. 1996. "The shifting balance of natural communities?." in Evolutionary paleobiology., edited by Jablonski, David, Erwin, Douglas H., and Lipps, Jere H., 89–122. Chicago, United States: University of Chicago Press.
  • Cheetham, Alan H. and Jackson, Jeremy B. C. 1995. "Process from pattern: tests for selection versus random change in punctuated bryozoan speciation." in New Approaches to Speciation in the Fossil Record, edited by Erwin, Douglas H. and Anstey, R. L., 184–207. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Cheetham, Alan H. and Jackson, Jeremy B. C. 1995. "Process from Pattern Tests for Selection versus Random Change in Punctuated Bryozoan Speciation." in New Approaches to Speciation in the Fossil Record, edited by Erwin, Douglas H. and Anstey, R. L., 184–207. Columbia University Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1995. "The end-Permian mass extinction." in Permian of the Northern Continents, edited by Scholle, P., 20–34. New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1995. "Permian Global Bio-events." in Global Events and Event Stratigraphy, edited by Walliser, O. H., 251–264. Berlin: Springer.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 1995. "Diversity crises in the geologic past." in Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology, 507–516.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Anstey, R. L. 1995. "Speciation in the fossil record." in New Approaches to Speciation in the Fossil Record, edited by Erwin, Douglas H. and Anstey, R. L., 11–38. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Anstey, R. L. 1995. "Speciation in the fossil record." in New Approaches to Speciation in the Fossil Record, edited by Erwin, Douglas H. and Anstey, R. L., 11–38. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Benton, M. J. and Erwin, Douglas H. 1993. "Amphineura and Monoplacophora." in The Fossil Record, edited by Benton, M. J., 125–130. London: Chapman and Hall.
  • Tracey, S., Todd, J. A., and Erwin, Douglas H. 1993. "Mollusca: Gastropoda." in The Fossil Record, edited by Benton, M. J., 131–167. London: Chapman and Hall.

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Book
  • Erwin, Douglas H. and Valentine, James. 2013. The Cambrian explosion : the construction of animal biodiversity. Greenwood Village, Colorado: Roberts and Company.
  • Erwin, Douglas H. 2006. Extinction! How Life Nearly Ended 250 Million Years ago. Princeton University Press.
  • 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.