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February 28, 2020
In this study we show that the most taxonomically diverse clades in the modern ocean have risen to dominance through greater resistance to extinction rather than via greater propensity to generate new species.
February 28, 2020
In this paper, we develop a framework for explicitly separating the influence of extinction intensity and extinction selectivity on causing overall changes in the composition of the biota.

Latest Publications

Altiner et al 2021

Altiner D, Payne JL, Summers MM, Lehrmann DJ, Ozkan-Altiner S, Kelley BM, and Yu M. 2021. Triassic foraminifera from the Great Bank of Guizhou, Nanpanjiang Basin, south China: taxonomicaccount, biostratigraphy, and implications for recovery from end-Permian mass extinction. Journal of Paleontology Memoir. DOI:10.1017/jpa.2021.10

Bush and Payne 2021 Annual Reviews

Bush AM and Payne JL. 2021. Biotic and abiotic controls on the history of marine animal biodiversity. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 52:269-289. DOI:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-012021-035131

Del Viscio et al 2021

Del Viscio G, Frijia G, Posenato R, Singh P, Lehrmann DJ, Payne JL, Al-Ramadan KA, Struck U, and Morsilli M. 2021. Proliferation of Chondrodonta as a proxy of environmental instability at the onset of OAE1a: Insights from shallow-water limestones of the Apulia Carbonate Platform. Sedimentology. DOI:10.1111/sed.12887

Featured Publications

Knope et al 2020 Science

Knope ML, Bush AM, Frishkoff LO, Heim NA, and Payne JL. 2020. Ecologically diverse clades dominate the oceans via extinction resistance. Science 367:1035-1038. DOI:10.1126/science.aax6398

Schachat et al oxygen and animals

Schachat SR, Labandiera CC, Saltzman MR, Cramer BD, Payne JL, and Boyce CK. Phanerozoic pO2 and the early evolution of terrestrial animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285:20172631. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2017.2631

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