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32. Castellanos*, Adrian A., Jerry W. Huntley, Gary Voelker, A. Michelle Lawing. Resubmitted. Environmental filtering improves ecological niche models across multiple scales. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

31. Casola, Claudio and A. Michelle Lawing. In Press, 2018. Nonrandom evolution of gene families. American Journal of Botany.

30. Vermillion*, Wesley A., P. David Polly, Jason J. Head, Jussi T. Eronen, and A. Michelle Lawing. In Press, 2018. Ecometrics: A trait-based approach to paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental reconstruction.  To be published in D.A. Croft, S.W. Simpson, and D.F. Su (eds.), Methods in Paleoecology: Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities. Springer (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series), Dordrecht.


ŧ indicates co-first author

29. Struminger, Rhonda, Jill Zarestky, Rachel Short*, and A. Michelle Lawing. 2018. Informal STEM learning at biological field stations. Bioscience. biy108,

28. Tracy*, James L., Antonio Trabucco, A. Michelle Lawing, J. Tomasz Giermakowski, Maria Tchakerian, Gail M. Drus, Robert N. Coulson. 2018. Random Subset Feature Selection for Ecological Niche Models of Wildfire Activity in Western North America. Ecological Modelling 383: 52 – 68.

27. Ryberg, Wade A. and A. Michelle Lawing. 2018. Genetic Consequences and management implications of climate change for the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). pp. 123 – 153. In S. E. Henke and C. B. Eversole (eds.), American Alligators: Habitats, Behaviors, and Threats. Nova Science Publishers.

26. Fitzgerald*, Maegan, Robert Coulson, A. Michelle Lawing, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, and Kathelijne Koops. 2018. Modeling Habitat Suitability for Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus)in the Greater Nimba Landscape, Guinea, West Africa. Primates. Online first 09 March 2018: 1 – 15.

25. Oakley*, Jenny W., A. Michelle Lawing, George Guillen, and Frances Gelwick. 2018. Defining Ecologically, Geographically, and Politically Coherent Boundaries for the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Region: Facilitating Ecosystem-Based Management. Ocean and Coastal Management 154: 1 – 7.

24. Zhou*, Tan, Sorin C. Popescu, A. Michelle Lawing, Marian Eriksson, Bogdan Strambu, Paul C. Bürknerd. 2018. Bayesian and machine learning methods: a comparison for tree species classification with waveform LiDAR data. Remote Sensing 10.

23. Barnosky, Anthony D., Elizabeth A. Hadly, Patrick Gonzalez, Jason Head, P. David Polly, A. Michelle Lawing, et al. 2017. Merging paleontology with conservation biology to guide the future of terrestrial ecosystems. Science 355, 6325, eaah4787. doi: 10.1126/science.aah4787.

22. Meik, Jesse M. and A. Michelle Lawing. 2017. Considerations and pitfalls in the spatial analysis of water quality data associated with hydraulic fracturing. pp. 227 – 256. In K. A. Schug and Z. L. Hildenbrand (eds.), Advanced in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection. Elsevier (Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing Series Vol. 1), Academic Press.

21. Polly, P. David, Jesualdo Fuentes-Gonzalez*, A. Michelle Lawing, Allison K. Bormet*, and Robert G. Dundas. 2017. Clade sorting has a greater effect than local adaptation on ecometric patterns in Carnivora. Evolutionary Ecology Research 118, Early View.

20. Lawing, A. Michelleŧ, Jussi Eronenŧ, Jessica Bloisŧ, Catherine Graham, and P. David Polly. 2016. Community functional trait composition at the continental scale: the effects of non-ecological processes. Ecography. Early View. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01986

19. Lawing, A. Michelle, P. David Polly, Diana K. Hews, and Emília P. Martins. 2016. Miocene Climate and Paleophylogeographic Models: A Deep Time Perspective on the Climatic Niche Evolution and Diversification of Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus).American Naturalist 188: 133 – 148.

18. Polly, P. David, A. Michelle Lawing, Jussi T. Eronen, and Jan Schnitzler. 2016. Processes of ecometric patterning: modelling functional traits, environments, and clade dynamics in deep time. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 39 – 63.

17. Meik, Jesse M.ŧ, Jeffrey W. Streicherŧ, A. Michelle Lawingŧ, Oscar Flores-Villela, and Matthew K. Fujita. 2015. Limitations of climate-based modeling for inferring species boundaries: Insights from the speckled rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) complex. PLoS ONE 10: e0131435.

16. Tapaltsyan, Vagan, Jussi Eronen, A. Michelle Lawing, Amnon Sharir, Christine Janis, Jukka Jernvall, and Ophir D. Klein. 2015. Continuously growing rodent molars result from a predictable quantitative evolutionary change over 50 million years. Cell Reports 11: 673 – 680.

15. Lawing, A. Michelleŧ and Nicholas Matzkeŧ. 2014. Conservation paleobiology needs phylogenetic methods. Ecography 37: 1109-1122.

14. Rödder, Dennisŧ, A. Michelle Lawingŧ, Morris Flecks, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Johannes Dambach, Jan O. Engler, Jan Christian Habel, Timo Hartmann, David Hörnes, Flora Ihlow, Kathrin Schidelko, Darius Stiels, and P. David Polly. 2013. Evaluating the significance of paleophylogeographic species distribution models in reconstructing Quaternary range-shifts of Nearctic Chelonians. PLoS One 8: e72855.

13. Polly, P. David, A. Michelle Lawing, Anne-Claire Fabre, and Anjali Goswami. 2013. Phylogenetic principal components analysis and geometric morphometrics. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy 24: 33-41.

12. Lawing, A. Michelle, Jason J. Head, and P. David Polly. 2012. The ecology of morphology: the ecometrics of locomotion and macroenvironment in North American snakes. Pp. 117-146 in J. Louys (ed.), Palaeontology in Ecology and Conservation. Springer-Verlag, Berlin and Heidelberg.

11. Lawing, A. Michelle, Jesse M. Meik, and P. David Polly. 2012. Climate and competition shape species borders: A study of Panamint (Crotalus stephensi) and Speckled (Crotalus mitchellii) Rattlesnakes. ISRN Zoology 528745:1-6.

10. Meik, Jesse M., Sarah Schaack, Matthew J. Ingrasci, A. Michelle Lawing, Kirk Setser, Estrella Mociño-Deloya, Oscar Flores-Villela. 2012. Notes on activity, body size variation, and diet in insular speckled rattlesnakes from the western Sea of Cortés, Mexico. Herpetological Review 43:556–560.

9. Meik, Jesse M., Kirk Setser, and A. Michelle Lawing. 2012. Sexual differences in head form and diet in a population of the Mexican lance-headed rattlesnake (Crotalus polystictus). Biol J Linnaean Society 106: 633-640.

8. Lawing, A. Michelle and P. David Polly. 2011. Pleistocene climate and phylogeny predict 21st century changes in rattlesnake distributions. PLoS One 6: e28554.

7. Lawing, A. Michelle and P. David Polly. 2010. Geometric morphometrics: Recent applications to the study of evolution and development. Journal of Zoology 280: 1-7.

6. Meik, Jesse M., A. Michelle Lawing, and André Pires-daSilva. 2010. Body size evolution in insular speckled rattlesnakes (Viperidae: Crotalus mitchellii). PLoS One 5:e9524.

5. Lawing, A. Michelleŧ, Jesse M. Meikŧ and Walter Schargel. 2008. Coding meristic characters for phylogenetic analysis: a comparison of step-matrix gap-weighting and generalized frequency coding. Systematic Biology 57: 167–173.

4. Meik, Jesse M. and A. Michelle Lawing. 2008. Elevation gradients and lizard assemblage structure in the Bonneville Basin, western USA. J of Arid Environments 72:1193-1201.

3. Casola, Claudio, A. Michelle Lawing, Ester Betrán and Cédric Feschotte. 2007. PIF-like transposons are common in Drosophila and have been repeatedly domesticated to generate new host genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 1872–1888.

2. Lawing, A. Michelle and Jesse M. Meik. 2006. Geographic distribution. Plestiodon septentrionalis. Herpetological Review. 37: 241.

1. Meik, Jesse M. and A. Michelle Lawing. 2006. Geographic distribution. Chelydra serpentina. Herpetological Review. 37: 104.