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July 16, 2019
July 3, 2019
Will received the Centennial TA Award from Stanford University this year for his contributions to several classes across his five years in the Department of Geological Sciences.  Congratulations (and thank you) to Will!
July 3, 2019
Caitlin (Ph.D. '16)  is currently working as the GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellow in the office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). She published a piece in GSA Today this month (pg 50) describing the contributions that a geologist can make to science policy in Washington.  It is worth a read (and...

Latest Publications

Pinsky et al 2019

Pinsky ML, McCauley DJ, Sunday JM, Payne JL, and Eikeset AM. 2019. Greater vulnerability to warming of marine versus terrestrial ectotherms. Nature 569:108-111. DOI:10.1038/s41586-019-1132-4

Smith et al Mammal Extinction

Smith FA, Elliott Smith R, Lyons SK, Payne JL, Villaseñor A. 2019. The accelerating influence of humans on mammalian macroecological patterns over the late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews 211:1-16. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.02.031

Gearty et al 2018 PNAS

Gearty WA, McClain CR, and Payne JL. 2018. Energetic tradeoffs control the size distribution of aquatic mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America115:4194-4199. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1712629115

Featured Publications

Bachan et al 2017 AJS

Bachan A, Lau KV, Saltzman MR, Thomas E, Kump LR, and Payne JL. A model for the decrease in amplitude of carbon isotope excursions across the Phanerozoic. American Journal of Science 317:641-676. DOI:10.2475/06.2017.01

Lau et al 2016 PNAS

Lau KV, Maher K, Altiner D, Kelley BM, Kump LR, Lehrmann DJ, Silva-Tamayo JC, Yu M, and Payne JL. 2016. Marine anoxia and delayed Earth system recovery after end-Permian extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113:2360-2365. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1515080113

Payne et al 2016 Science

Payne JL, Bush AM, Heim NA, Knope ML, McCauley DJ. 2016. Distinctive ecological selectivity of the emerging mass extinction in the oceans. Science 353:1284-1286. DOI:10.1126/science.aaf2416