Invertebrate Paleontology Publications


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

Strotz, L. C., and Lieberman, B. S. 2021. The names don't matter but the numbers do: searching for stability in Carboniferous brachiopod paleocommunities from the North American Midcontinent. Paleobiology 47: 68–85. DOI://10.1017/pab.2020.58.

Byrum, S., and Lieberman, B. S. 2021. Phylogeny and biogeography of Cretaceous spatangoid echinoids with special emphasis on taxa from the Western Interior Seaway. Journal of Paleontology 95: 613–623. DOI://10.1017/jpa.2020.102.

Casey, M. M., Saupe, E. E., and Lieberman, B. S. 2021. The effects of geographic range size and abundance on extinction during a time of 'sluggish' evolution. Paleobiology 47: 54–67. DOI://10.1017/pab.2020.52.

Pates, S., Daley, A. C., Edgecombe, G. D., Cong, P., and Lieberman, B. S. 2021. Systematics, preservation and biogeography of radiodonts from the southern Great Basin, USA, during the Upper Dyeran (Cambrian Series 2, Stage 4). Papers in Palaeontology 7: 235-262. DOI://10.1002/spp2.1277.

Fields, B. D., Melott, A. L., Ellis, J., Ertel, A. F., Fry, B. J., Lieberman, B. S., Liu, Z., Miller, J. A., and Thomas, B. C. 2020. Supernova triggers for end-Devonian extinctions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A. DOI://10.1073/pnas. 2013774117.

Xianfeng, Y., Kimmig, J., Lieberman, B. S., and Shanchi, P. 2020. A new species of the deuterostome Herpetogaster from the early Cambrian Chengjiang biota of south China. Naturwissenschaften (Science of Nature) 107: 37, 1-8. DOI://10.1007/s00114-020-01695-w.

Kimmig, J., Leibach, W. W., and Lieberman, B. S. 2020. First occurrence of the problematic vetulicolian Skeemella clavula in the Cambrian Marjum Formation of Utah, USA. Carnets de Geologie 20: 215-219. DOI://10.4267/2042/70836.

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 - A reply. Journal of Paleontology 93: 1279-1282. DOI://10.1017/jpa.2019.69.

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, 1-13. DOI://10.1007/s00114-019-1623-z.

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 93: 1047-1057. DOI://10.1017/jpa.2019.26.

Kolis, K. M., and Lieberman, B. S. 2019. Using GIS to examine biogeographic and macroevolutionary patterns in late Paleozoic cephalopods from the North American Midcontinent Sea. PeerJ 7: e6910, 1–30. DOI://10.7717/peerj.6910.

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

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.

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, 1-6. 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, 1-7. DX.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.

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., 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 (pdf)

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.

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 Memorization: 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 (pdf). 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 (pdf). 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://10.1666/10047.1.

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.