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Karr, J.A. and Clapham, M.E. Taphonomic biases in the insect fossil record: shifts in articulation over geologic time. Paleobiology. [Data files at Dryad]  [R code at GitHub]

Ghisalberti, M., Gold, D.A., Laflamme, M., Clapham, M.E., Narbonne, G.M., Summons, R.E., Johnston, D.T., and Jacobs, D.K. Canopy flow analysis reveals the advantage of size in the oldest communities of multicellular eukaryotes. Current Biology, v. 24, p. 305-309.

Badyrka, K.A., Clapham, M.E., and Lopez, S. Paleoecology of brachiopod communities during the late Paleozoic ice age in Bolivia (Copacabana Formation, Pennsylvanian-Early Permian). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 389, p. 56-65. [PDF]

Darroch, S.A.F., Laflamme, M., and Clapham, M.E. Population structure of the oldest known macroscopic communities from Mistaken Point, Newfoundland. Paleobiology, v. 39, p. 591-608. [PDF]  [Data files]

Clapham, M.E.
, Fraiser, M.L., Marenco, P.J., and Shen, S.Z. Taxonomic composition and environmental distribution of post-extinction rhynchonelliform brachiopod faunas: constraints on short-term survival and the role of anoxia in the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 374, p. 284-292. [PDF]

McGhee, G.R., Clapham, M.E., Sheehan, P.M., Bottjer, D.J., and Droser, M.L. A new ecological-severity ranking of major Phanerozoic biodiversity crises. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 370, p. 260-270. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E. Extinction: end-Permian mass extinction. In: eLS 2013, John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001654.pub3.

Clapham, M.E. and James, N.P. Regional-scale marine faunal change in eastern Australia during late Paleozoic climate fluctuations and its relationship to local community restructuring. Palaios, v. 27, p. 627-635. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E. and Karr, J.A. Environmental and biotic controls on the evolutionary history of insect body size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, v. 109, p. 10927-10930. [PDF]
PNAS commentary
Media coverageDiscover magazine  National Geographic

Payne, J.L. and Clapham, M.E.  End-Permian mass extinction in the oceans: an ancient analog for the 21st century? Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 40, p. 89-111. [PDF]

Marenco, P.J., Griffin, J.M., Fraiser, M.L., and Clapham, M.E. Paleoecology and geochemistry of Lower Triassic (Spathian) microbial mounds and implications for anoxia following the end-Permian mass extinction. Geology, v. 40, p. 715-718. [PDF]

Dornbos, S.Q., Clapham, M.E., Fraiser, M.L. and Laflamme, M. Lessons from the fossil record: the Ediacaran radiation, the Cambrian radiation, and the end-Permian mass extinction, in Solan, M., Aspden, R., and Paterson, D. (eds.), Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, Oxford University Press, p. 52-72.

Clapham, M.E.
and Payne, J.L.  Acidification, anoxia, and extinction: a multiple regression analysis of extinction selectivity during the Middle and Late Permian. Geology, v. 39, p. 1059-1062. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E.
Ordination methods and the evaluation of Ediacaran communities, in Laflamme, M., Schiffbauer, J.D. and Dornbos, S.Q. (eds.), Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems, Springer, p. 3-21.

Fraiser, M.L., Clapham, M.E. and Bottjer, D.J.  Mass extinctions and changing taphonomic processes: fidelity of the Guadalupian, Lopingian, and Early Triassic fossil records, in Allison, P.A. and Bottjer, D.J. (eds.), Taphonomy: Process and Bias Through Time, Springer, p. 569-590.

Clapham, M.E. Faunal evidence for a cool boundary current and decoupled regional climate cooling in the Permian of western Laurentia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 298, p. 348-359. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E.  The late Paleozoic section at Arrow Canyon, Nevada: facies, cyclicity, and far-field record of the late Paleozoic ice age. Pacific Section SEPM Fall Field Trip Guidebook, Book 109, p. 1-42.

Clapham, M.E., Shen, S.Z. and Bottjer, D.J.  The double mass extinction revisited: re-assessing the severity, selectivity, and paleobiogeographic pattern of the end-Guadalupian biotic crisis (Middle-Late Permian). Paleobiology, v. 35, p. 32-50. [PDF]

Shen, S.Z. and Clapham, M.E. Wuchiapingian (Lopingian, Late Permian) brachiopods from the Episkopi Formation of Hydra Island, Greece. Palaeontology, v. 52, p. 713-743. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E. and James, N.P.  Paleoecology of Early-Middle Permian (Sakmarian-Capitanian) marine communities in eastern Australia: response to global climate change in the aftermath of the late Paleozoic ice age. Palaios, v. 23, p. 738-750. [PDF]

Bottjer, D.J., Clapham, M.E., Fraiser, M.L. and Powers, C.M.  Understanding mechanisms for the end-Permian mass extinction and the protracted Early Triassic aftermath/recovery. GSA Today, v. 18, no. 9, p. 4-10. [PDF]

Alroy, J., Aberhan, M., Bottjer, D.J., Foote, M., Fursich, F.T., Harries, P.J., Hendy, A.J.W., Holland, S.M., Ivany, L.C., Kiessling, W., Kosnik, M.A., Marshall, C.R., McGowan, A.J., Miller, A.I., Olszewski, T.D., Patzkowsky, M.E., Peters, D.E., Villier, L., Wagner, P.J., Bonuso, N., Borkow, P.S., Brenneis, B., Clapham, M.E., Fall, L.M., Ferguson, C.A., Hanson, V.L., Krug, A.Z., Layou, K.M., Leckey, E.H., Nurnburg, S., Powers, C.M., Sessa, J.A., Simpson, C., Tomasovych, A. and Visaggi, C.C. Phanerozoic trends in the global diversity of marine invertebrates. Science, v. 321, p. 97-100. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E. and Bottjer. D.J. Prolonged Permian-Triassic ecological transition recorded by molluscan dominance in Late Permian offshore assemblages. Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences, USA, v. 104, p. 12971-12975. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E. and Bottjer, D.J.  Permian marine paleoecology and its implications for large-scale decoupling of brachiopod and bivalve abundance and diversity during the Lopingian (Late Permian). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 249, p. 283-301. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E., Bottjer, D.J., Powers, C.M., Bonuso, N., Fraiser, M.L., Marenco, P.J., Dornbos, S.Q. and Pruss, S.B. 2006. Assessing the ecological dominance of Phanerozoic marine invertebrates. Palaios, v. 21, p. 431-441. [PDF]

Bottjer, D.J. and Clapham, M.E.  Evolutionary paleoecology of Ediacaran benthic marine organisms, in Xiao, S. and Kaufman, A.J. (eds.), Neoproterozoic Geobiology, Kluwer Press, p. 91-114.

Clapham, M.E. and Corsetti, F.A.  Deep valley incision in the terminal Neoproterozoic (Ediacaran) Johnnie Formation, eastern California, USA: tectonically or glacially driven? Precambrian Research, v. 141, p. 154-164. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E., Narbonne, G.M., Gehling, J.G., Greentree, C. and Anderson, M.M.  Thectardis avalonensis: a new Ediacaran fossil from the Mistaken Point biota, Newfoundland. Journal of Paleontology, v. 78, p. 1031-1036. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E., Narbonne, G.M. and Gehling, J.G.  Paleoecology of the oldest known animal communities: Ediacaran assemblages at Mistaken Point, Newfoundland. Paleobiology, v. 29, p. 527-544. [PDF]  [Data files]

Wood, D.A., Dalrymple, R.W., Narbonne, G.M., Gehling, J.G. and Clapham, M.E.  Paleoenvironmental analysis of the late Neoproterozoic Mistaken Point and Trepassey formations, southeastern Newfoundland. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 40, p. 1375-1391. [PDF]

Clapham, M.E. and Narbonne, G.M.  Ediacaran epifaunal tiering. Geology, v. 30, p. 627-630. [PDF]  [Data files]

Clapham, M.E., Smith, P.L. and Tipper, H.W.  Lower to Middle Jurassic stratigraphy, ammonoid fauna, and sedimentary history of the Laberge Group in the Fish Lake Syncline, northern Whitehorse Trough, Yukon, Canada.  Yukon Exploration and Geology 2001, p. 73-85. [PDF]