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Phylogenetics, 2nd Edition

Wiley, E. O., and B. S. Lieberman. 2011. J. Wiley & Sons, New York. 432 p.

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Prehistoric Life: Evolution and the Fossil Record

Lieberman, B. S., and R. A. Kaesler. 2010. Wiley/Blackwell Scientific, Oxford, UK, 385 p.

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Paleobiogeography: Using Fossils to Study Global Change, Plate Tectonics, and Evolution.

Lieberman, B. S. 2000. Plenum Press/Kluwer Academic Publishers, New York.

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Peer Reviewed Papers


Pates, S., Daley, A. C., Edgecombe, G. D., Cong, P., and Lieberman, B. S. 2019. Systematics, preservation and biogeography of radiodonts from the southern Great Basin, USA, during the Upper Dyeran (Cambrian Series 2, Stage 4). Papers in Palaeontology. DOI://10.1002/spp2.1277

Kimmig, J., Couto, H., Leibach, W. W., and Lieberman, B. S. 2019. Soft-bodied fossils from the upper Valongo Formation (Middle Ordovician: Dapingian-Darriwilian) of northern Portugal. The Science of Nature 106: 27. DOI://10.1007/s00114-019-1623-z

Kolis, K. C., and Lieberman, B. S. 2019. Using GIS to examine biogeographic and macroevolutionary patterns in some late Paleozoic cephalopods from the North American Midcontinent Sea. PeerJ 7: e6910. DOI://10.7717/peerj.6910

Tang, Q., Hu, J., Xie, G., Yuan, X, Wan, B., Zhou, C., Dong, X., Cao, G., Lieberman, B. S., Leys, S. P., and Xiao, S. 2019. A problematic animal fossil from the early Cambrian Hetang Formation, South China. Journal of Paleontology DOI://10.1017/jpa.2019.26

Kimmig, J., Strotz, L. C., Kimmig, S. R., Egenhoff, S. O., and Lieberman, B. S. 2019. The Spece Shale Lagerstätte: an Importnat Window into Cambrian Biodiversity. Journal of the Geological Society of London 176: 609–619. DOI://10.1144/jgs2018-195

Pratt, B. R., and Kimmig, J. 2019. Extensive bioturbation in a middle Cambrian Burgess Shale-type fossil Lagerätte in northwestern Canada. Geology 47: 231–234. DOI://10.1130/G45551.1

Kimmig, J., Meyer, R. C., and Lieberman, B. S. 2019. Herpetogaster from the early Cambrian of Nevada (Series 2, Stage 4) and its implications for the evolution of deuterostomes. Geological Magazine 156:172–178. DOI://10.1017/S0016756818000389

Seltmann, K., Lafia, S., Paul, D. L., James, S. A., Bloom, D. Rios, N., Ellis, S., Farrell, U., Utrup, J., Yost, M., Davis, E., Emery, R., Motz, G.,  Kimmig, J., Shirey, V., Sandall, E., Park, D., Tyrrell, C., Thackurdeen, R. S., Collins, M., O'Leary, V., Prestridge, H., Evelyn, C., and Nyberg, B. 2018. Georeferencing for Research Use (GRU): An integrated geospatial training paradigm for biocollections researchers and data providers. Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e32449. DOI://10.3897/rio.4.e32449

Strotz, L. C., Saupe, E. E., Kimmig, J., and Lieberman, B. S.  2018. Metabolic rates, climate and macroevolution: A case study using Neogene molluscs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285: 20181292. DOI://10.1098/rspb.2018.1292 

Lieberman, B. S., and Kimmig, J. 2018. Museums, Paleontology, and a Biodiversity Science Based Approach. In G. D. Rosenberg, & R. M. Clary (Eds.), Museums at the Forefront of the History and Philosophy of Geology: History Made, History in the Making. Geological Society of America Special Paper 535:335–348. DOI://10.1130/20182535(22)

Strotz, L. C., Simões, M., Girard, M., Breitkreuz, L., Kimmig, J., and Lieberman, B. S. 2018. Getting Somewhere with the Red Queen: Chasing a Biologically Modern Definition of the Hypothesis. Biology Letters 14:20170734. DOI://10.1098/rslb.2017.0734

Elder, L. E., Hsiang, A. Y., Nelson, K., Strotz, L. C., Kahanamoku, S. S., and Hull, P. M. 2018. Sixty-one thousand recent planktonic foraminifera from the Atlantic Ocean. Scientific Data, 5: 180109. DOI://10.1038/sdata.2018.109

Kimmig, S. R., Holmden, C., and Bélanger, N. 2018. Biogeochemical cycling of Mg and its isotopes in a sugar maple forest in Québec. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 230:60–82. DOI://10.1016/j.gca.2018.03.020

Kimmig, J., and Pratt, B. R. 2018. Coprolites in the Ravens Throat River Lagerstätte of northwestern Canada: Implications for the middle Cambrian food web. Palaios 33:125–140. DOI://10.2110/palo.2017.038

Pates, S., Daley, A. C., and Lieberman, B. S. 2018. Hurdiid radiodontans from the Middle Cambrian of Utah. Journal of Paleontology 92:99–113. DOI://10.1017/jpa.2017.11

Melott, A. L., Pivuranas, A., Meert, J. G., and Lieberman, B. S. 2018. Does the planetary dynamo go cycling on? Re-examining the evidence for cycles in magnetic reversal rate. International Journal of Astrobiology 17:44-50. DOI://10.1017/S1473550417000040

Evans, K. R., McKenna III, L. W., Lieberman, B. S., Weichert, W.D., and MacLeod, K.G. 2018. Geology of the Nelson Limestone, Postel Nunatak, Patuxent Range, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 30: 29–43. DOI://10.1017/S0954102017000396

Simões, M. V., Lieberman, B. S., Soberón, J., and Townsend Peterson, A. 2017. Testing environmental correlates of clines in clades: an example from cassidine beetles. Insect Conservation and Diversity 10:472–482. DOI://10.1111/icad.12250

Kimmig, J., and Strotz, L. C. 2017. Coprolites in mid-Cambrian (Series 2-3) Burgess Shale-type deposits of Nevada and Utah and their ecological implications. Bulletin of Geosciences 92:297–309. DOI://10.3140/bull.geosci.1667

Kimmig, J., Strotz, L. C., and Lieberman, B. S. 2017. The stalked filter feeder Siphusauctum lloydguntheri n. sp. from the middle Cambrian (Series 3: Stage 5) Spence Shale of Utah: Its biological affinities and taphonomy. Journal of Paleontology 91:902-910. DOI://10.1017/jpa.2017.57

Lieberman, B. S. , Kurkewicz, R., Shinogle, H. , Kimmig, J., and MacGabhann, B.A. 2017. Disc-shaped fossils resembling porpitids or eldonids from the early Cambrian (Series 2: Stage 4) of western U.S.A. PeerJ 5: e3312. DOI://10.7717/peerj.3312 

Kimmig, S. R., and Holmden, C. 2017. Multi-proxy geochemical evidence for primary aragonite precipitation in a tropical-shelf ‘calcite sea’ during the Hirnantian glaciation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 206: 254–272. DOI://10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.010

Topper, T. P., Strotz, L. C., Skovsted, C. B., and Holmer, L. H. 2017. Do brachiopods show substrate-related phenotypic variation? A case study from the Burgess Shale. Palaeontology 60: 269–279. DOI://10.1111/pala.12281

Lieberman, B. S. 2016. Pattern versus processes and hierarchies: Revisiting eternal metamorphs in macroevolutionary theory. In N. Eldrege, T. Pievani, E. Serrelli, & I. Temkin (Eds.), Evolutionary Theory: A Hierachical Perspective. University of Chicago Press. (p. 29–46). University of Chicago Press.

Lieberman, B. S., and Saupe, E. E. 2016. Palaeoniches get stiches: analyses of niches informing macroevolutionary theory. Lethaia 49: 149–159. DOI://10.1111/let.12170

Simöes, M., Breitkreuz, L., Alvarada, M., Baca, S., Cooper, J. C., Heins, L., Herzog, K., and Lieberman, B.S. 2016. The evolving theory of evolutionary radiations. Trends in Ecologo & Evolution (TREE) 31: 21–34. DOI://10.1016/j.tree.2015.10.007

Hendricks, J. R., Stigall, A. L., and Lieberman, B. S. 2015. The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life: delivering information on paleontology and biogeography via the web. Paleontologica Electronica 18: (2.3E).

Saupe, E. E., Qiao, H. Hendricks, J. R., Portell, R. W., Hunter, S. J., Soberon, J., and Lieberman, B. S. 2015. Estimating extinction risk as a function of niche breadth and geographic range size: a case study ysing Pliocene–recent Atlantic Coastel Plain mollusks. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1159–1169. DOI:10.1111/geb.12333

Myers, C. E., Stigall, A. L., and Lieberman, B. S. 2015. PaleoENM: Applying ecological niche modeling to the fossil record. Paleobiology 41(2): 226–244. DOI:10.1017/pab.2014.19

Farrell, Ú.C. 2014. Pyritization of soft tissues in the fossil record: an overview. In M. Laflamme, J. D. Schiffbauer, & S. A. F. Darroch (Eds.), Reading and Writing of the Fossil Record: Preservational Pathways to Exceptional Fossilization. The Paleontological Society Papers 20. (p. 35–57).

Casey, M. M., Kennard, P., and Lieberman, B. S. 2014. Introduction to the Trilobites: Morphology, Macroevolution and more. An exercise for middle school students.

Casey, M. M., and Lieberman, B. S. 2014. Beyond Memrization: An Intermediate-level Paleontology Activity That Integrates Anatomy, Ecology, and Macroevolutionary Theory Using Trilobites. Evolution and Outreach 7(20): 1–10.

Saupe, E. E., Hendricks, J. R., Peterson, A. T., and Lieberman, B. S. 2014. Climate change and marine molluscs of the western North Atlantic: future prospects and perils. Journal of Biogeography 41: 1352–1366. DOI://10.1111/jbi.12289

Gapp. I. W., and Lieberman, B. S. 2014. New olenelloid trilobites from the Northwest Territories, Canada. Zootaxa 3866(4): 479–498. DOI://10.11646/zootaxa.3866.4.2

Lieberman, B. S., and N. Eldredge. 2014. What is punctuated equilibrium? What is macroevolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution (TREE) 29:185-186. DOI://10.1016/j.tree.2014.02.005

Hendricks, J. R., Farrell, Ú. C., and Lieberman, B. S. 2014. Digital Atlas of Ancient Life

Siveter, D. J., G. Tanaka, Ú.C. Farrell, M.J. Martin, D.J. Siveter, and D.E.G. Briggs. 2014. Exceptionally preserved 450 million-year-old Ordovician ostracods with brood care. Current Biology 24: 801-806. DOI://10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.040

Saupe, E. E., J. R. Hendricks, R. W. Portell, H. J. Dowsett, A. Haywood, S. Hunter, and B. S. Lieberman. 2014. Macroevolutionary consequences of climate change on niche evolution in marine mollusks over the past three million years. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281, 20141995. DOI://10.1098/rspb.2014.1995

Farrell, Ú.C., D.E.G. Briggs, E. U. Hammarlund, E. A. Sperling, and R. R. Gaines. 2013. Paleoredox and pyritization of soft-bodied fossils in the Ordovician Frankfort Shale of New York. American Journal of Science 313: 452-489. DOI://10.2475/05.2013.02 

Lieberman, B. S., and A. L. Melott. 2013. Declining volatility, a general property of disparate systems: from fossils, to stocks, to the stars. Palaeontology 56:1297-1304. DOI://10.1111/pala.12017

Álvaro, J. Javier, P. Ahlberg, L. E. Babcock, O. L. Bordonaro, D. K. Choi, R. A. Cooper, G. K. Ergaliev, I. W. Gapp, M. G. Pour, N. C. Hughes, J. B. Jago, I. Korovnikov, J. R. Laurie, B. S. Lieberman, J. R. Paterson, T. V. Pegel, L. E. Popov, A. W. A. Rushton, M. F. Tortello, Z. Zhou, and A. Zylinska. 2013. Global Cambrian trilobite paleobiogeography assessed using Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity. Geological Society of London, Memoir Series: 38:273-296. Early Palaeozoic Biogeography and Palaeogeography, D. Harper and T. Servais (eds.). DOI://10.1144/M38.19 

Myers, C. E., R. A. MacKenzie III, and B. S. Lieberman. 2013. Greenhouse biogeography: the relationship of geographic range to invasion and extinction in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway. Paleobiology 39:135-148. DOI://10.1666/0094-8373-39.1.135

Lieberman, B. S. 2012. The geography of evolution and the evolution of geography. Evolution Education and Outreach 5:521-525. DOI://10.1007/s12052-012-0414-1

Peterson, A. T., and B. S. Lieberman. 2012. Species’ geographic distributions through time: playing catchup with changing climates. Evolution Education and Outreach 5:569-581. DOI://10.1007/s12052-012-0385-2

Lieberman, B. S. 2012. Adaptive radiations in the context of macroevolutionary theory: a paleontological perspective. Evolutionary Biology 39:181-191. DOI://10.1007/s11692-012-9165-8

Abe, F. R, and B. S. Lieberman. 2012. Quantifying morphological change during an evolutionary radiation of Devonian trilobites. Paleobiology 38(2):292-307. DOI://10.1666/10047.1

Marshall, A. Olcott, R. L. Wehrbein, B. S. Lieberman, and C. P. Marshall. 2012. Raman spectroscopic investigations of Burgess Shale-type preservation: a new way forward. Palaios 27:288-292. DOI://10.2110/palo.2011.p11-041r

Lieberman, B. S., and A. L. Melott. 2012. Whilst this planet goes cycling on: What role for periodic astronomical phenomena in large scale patterns in the history of life? Pp. 37-50 in J. Talent (Ed.), Earth and Life: Global Biodiversity, Extinction Intervals, and Biogeographic Perturbations Through Time, International Year of Planet Earth. Springer, Berlin.

Myers, C., and B. S. Lieberman. 2011. Sharks that pass in the night: Using GIS to investigate competition in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 278:681-689. DOI://10.1098/rspb.2010.1617

Lieberman, B. S., and P. Cartwright. 2011. Macroevolutionary patterns and processes during the Cambrian radiation: Integrating evidence from fossils and molecules. Açoreana 7:15-38.

Congreve, C. R., and B. S. Lieberman. 2011. Phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of sphaerexochine trilobites. PloS One 6:e21304. DOI://10.1371/ journal.pone.0021304

Lieberman, B. S. 2011. Presentation of the 2008 Paleontological Society Medal to Niles Eldredge. Journal of Paleontology 85:806.

Gapp, I. W., B. S. Lieberman, M. C. Pope, and K. Dilliard. 2011. New olenelline trilobites from the Northwest Territories, Canada, and the phylogenetic placement of Judomia absita. Zootaxa 2918:15-28. DOI://10.11646/zootaxa.3866.4.2

Lieberman, B. S., and T. S. Karim. 2010. Tracing the trilobite tree from the root to the tips: a model marriage of fossils and phylogeny. Arthropod Structure & Development 39:111-123. DOI://10.1016/j.asd.2009.10.004

Yu-nan, W., Di-ying, H., and B. S. Lieberman. 2010. New Isoxys (Arthropoda) from the Cambrian Mantou Formation, Shandong Province. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 49:398-406.

Abe, F. R., B. S. Lieberman, M. C. Pope, and K. Dilliard. 2010. New information on olenelline trilobites from the Early Cambrian Sekwi Formation, northwestern Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47:1445-1449. DOI://10.1139/E10-073

Abe, F. R., and B. S. Lieberman. 2009. The Nature of evolutionary radiations: A case study involving Devonian trilobites. Evolutionary Biology 36:225-234. DOI://10.1007/s11692-009-9060-0

Moore, R. A., and B. S. Lieberman. 2009. Preservation of Early and Middle Cambrian soft-bodied arthropods from the Pioche Shale, Nevada, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 277:57-62. DOI://10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.02.014

Hendricks, J. R., B. S. Lieberman, and A. L. Stigall. 2008. Using GIS to study the paleobiogeography of soft-bodied Cambrian arthropods. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology 264:163-175. DOI://10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.04.014