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P. David Polly

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Polly, P.D., Head, J.J. and D. L. Fox (eds.), 2015. Earth-Life Transitions: Paleobiology in the Context of Earth System Evolution. The Paleontological Society Papers 21. Yale Press, New Haven, CT.

Polly, P.D. 2015. The antecedents of punctuated equilibrium. Review of Eternal Ephemera by Niles Eldredge. Evolution 69:3021-3022.

Polly, P.D. and Head, J.J. 2015. Measuring earth-life transitions: ecometric analysis of functional traits from late Cenozoic vertebrates. pp. 21-46 in P.D. Polly, J.J. Head, and D.L. Fox (eds.), Earth-Life Transitions: Paleobiology in the Context of Earth System Evolution. The Paleontological Society Papers 21. Yale Press, New Haven, CT.

Aguilar-Medrano, R., Reyes-Bonilla, H. and Polly, P.D. 2015. Adaptive radiation of damselfish (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) in the eastern Pacific. Marine Biology 162:2291-2303.

Head, J.J. and Polly, P.D. 2015. Evolution of the snake body form reveals homoplasy in amniote Hox gene function. Nature 520:86-89. DOI

Polly, P.D., Cardini, A., Davis, E.B. and Steppan, S. 2015. Marmot evolution and global change in the past 10 million years. Pp. 246-276 in P.G. Cox and L. Hautier (eds.), Evolution of the Rodents: Advances in Phylogeny, Palaeontology and Functional Morphology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Cardini, A., Polly, P.D., Dawson, R. and Milne, N. 2015. Why the long face? Kangaroos and wallabies follow the same ’rule’ of cranial evolutionary allometry (CREA) as placentals. Evolutionary Biology DOI

Polly, P.D. 2015. Gene networks, occlusal clocks, and functional patches: new understanding of pattern and process in the evolution of the dentition. Odontology 103:117-125. DOI

Polly, P.D. 2014. Trait-based extinction catches the Red Queen napping during the Cambrian. PNAS 111(46):16240-16241.

Polly, P.D. 2014. Issues in Paleobiology. In M. Sanchez-Villagra and N. MacLeod (eds), Issues in Paleobiology. Scidinge Hall: Switzerland.

Goswami, A., Smaers, J.B., Soligo, C. and Polly, P.D. 2014. The macroevolutionary consequences of phenotypic integration: from development to deep time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 369:20130254. DOI

Polly, P.D. and Sarwar, S. 2014. Extinction, extirpation, and exotics: effects on the correlation between traits and environment at the continental level. Annales Zoologici Fennici 51:209-226.

Gómez-Robles, A., Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., Arsuaga, J.-L., Carbonell, E. and Polly, P.D. 2013. No known hominin species matches the expected dental morphology of the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA DOI

Rõdder D., Lawing, A.M., Flecks, M., Ahmadzadeh, F., Dambach, J., Engler, J.O., Habel, J.C., Hartmann, T., Hõrnes, D.H., Ihlow, F., Schidelko, K., Stiels, D. and Polly, P.D. 2013. Evaluating the Significance of Paleophylogeographic Species Distribution Models in Reconstructing Quaternary Range-Shifts of Nearctic Chelonians. PLoS ONE 8(10):e72855. DOI

Grossnickle, D.M. and Polly, P.D. 2013. Mammal disparity decreases during the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 280 DOI

Cardini, A. and Polly, P.D. 2013. Larger mammals have longer faces because of size-related constraints on skull form. Nature Communications 4, art. 2458: 1-7.

Polly, P.D., Polyakov, A.V., Ilyashenko, V.B., Onischenko, S.S., White, T.A., Bulatova, N.S., Pavlova, S., Borodin, P.M. and Searle, J.B. 2013. Phenotypic variation across chromosomal hybrid zones of the Common shrew (Sorex araneus) indicates reduced gene flow. PLoS One 8(7):e67455. DOI

Polly, P.D. 2013. Evolution: Stuck between the teeth. Nature 497:325–326. DOI

Polly, P.D., Lawing, A.M., Fabre, A.-C. and Goswami, A. 2013. Phylogenetic principal components analysis and geometric morphometrics. Hystrix 24:1-9.

Smith, M.R. and Polly, P.D. 2013. A reevaluation of the Harrodsburg Crevice Fauna (Late Pleistocene of Indiana, USA) and the climatic implication of its mammals. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33:410-420.

Uhen, M.D., Barnosky, A.D., Bills, B., Blois, J., Carrano, M.T., Carrasco, M.A., Erickson, G.M., Eronen, J.T., Fortelius, M., Graham, R.W., Grimm, E.C., O’Leary, M.A., Mast, A., Piel, W.H., Polly, P.D. and Sãilã L.K. 2013. From card catalogs to computers: databases in vertebrate paleontology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33:13-28.

Topalov, K., Schimmelmann, A., Polly, P.D., Sauer, P.E. and Lowry, M. 2013. Environmental, trophic, and ecological factors influencing bone collagen δ2H. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 111:88-104.

Goswami, A., Polly, P.D., Mock, O.B. and Sánchez Villagra, M.R. 2012. Shape, variance, and integration during craniogenesis: contrasting marsupial and placental mammals. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25:862-872.

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

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

Gómez-Robles, A. and Polly, P.D. 2012. Morphological integration in the hominin dentition: evolutionary, developmental, and functional factors. Evolution 66:1024-1043. DOI

Topalov, K., Schimmelmann, A., Polly, P.D. and Sauer, P.E. 2012. Stable isotopes applications in bone collagen, with emphasis on deuterium/hydrogen ratios. Pp. 141-162 In C.J.R. Verbeek (ed), Products and Applications of Biopolymers. InTech: Rijeka, Croatia.

Polly, P.D. 2012. Measuring the evolution of body size in mammals. PNAS 109:4027-4028. DOI

Polly, P.D. 2012. Movement adds bite to the evolutionary morphology of mammalian teeth. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10 69:1-3.

Lawing, A.M. and Polly, P.D. 2011. Pleistocene climate, phylogeny, and climate envelope models: an integrative approach to better understand species’ response to climate change. PLoS ONE 16:e28554

Polly, P.D., Eronen, J.T., Fred, M., Dietl, G.P., Mosbrugger, V., Scheidegger, C., Frank, D.C., Damuth, J.,Stenseth, N.C. and Fortelius, M. 2011. History matters: ecometrics and integrative climate change biology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278:1121-1130. DOI

Polly, P.D. and Eronen, J.T. 2011. Mammal associations in the Pleistocene of Britain: implications of ecological niche modelling and a method for reconstrucing palaeoclimate. Pp. 279-304 in N. Ashton, S. G. Lewis, and C. Stringer (eds.), The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain. Elsevier.

Polly, P.D. and Stringer, C.B. 2011. The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB) Database. In R. Macchiarelli and G-C. Weniger (ed.) Pleistocene Databases: Acquisition, Storing, Sharing. Wissenschaftliche Schriften des Neanderthal Museums 4:51-60.

Polly, P.D., Killick, L. and Ruddy, M. 2011. Using left-right asymmetry to estimate non-genetic variability in vole teeth (Arvicolinae, Muridae, Rodentia). Palaeontologia Electronica 14.3.41A.

Johnson, L.J., Cotton, J.A., Lichtenstein, C.P., Elgar, G.S., Nichols, R.A., Polly, P.D. and Le Comber, S.C. 2011. Stops making sense: translational trade-offs and stop codon reassignment. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:227. DOI

Bose, R., Schneider, C.L., Leighton, L.R. and Polly, P.D. 2011. Influence of atrypid morphological shape on Devonian episkeletobiont assemblages from the lower Genshaw Formation of the Traverse Group of Michigan: a geometric morphometric approach. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 310:427-441.

Ksepka, D.T., Benton, M.J., Carrano, M.T., Gandolfo, M.A., Head, J.J., Hermsen, E.J., Joyce, W.G., Lamm, K.S., Patané, J.S.L., Phillips, M.J., Polly, P.D., Ware, J.L., Warnock, R.C.M., van Tuinen, M. and Parham, J.F. 2011. Synthesizing and databasing fossil calibrations: divergence dating and beyond. Biology Letters DOI

In Preparation

Polly, P.D., Cardini, A., Davis, E.B. and Steppan, S. (in press). Marmot evolution and global change in the past 10 million years. In P. G. Cox and L. Hautier (eds.), Evolution of the Rodents: Advances in Phylogeny, Palaeontology and Functional Morphology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Head, J.J. and Polly, P.D. (in press). Conservation of primaxial regionalization in the evolution of the snake body form reveals homoplasy in amniote Hox gene function. Nature DOI

Parzer, H., Polly, P.D. and Moczek, A.P. (in review). The evolution of trait size and shape: insights from the genitalia of dung beetles. Evolution and Development.

Polly, P.D. (in review). Quantitative genetics and macroevolution. In R. M. Kliman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Lawing, A. M., Eronen, J.T., Blois, J.L., Graham, C. and Polly, P.D. (in review). Null models for the ecometric study of trait-climate correlations at continental scales. American Naturalist.

Bykowski, R.J.D. and Polly, P.D. (in review). Ontogenetic ecomorphology in sympatric theropod dinosaurs: implications for ecologic community structure. Paleobiology.

Cardini, A., Polly, P.D., Dawson, R. and Milne, N. (in review). Why the long face? Kangaroos and wallabies follow the same ’rule’ of cranial evolutionary allometry (CREA) as placentals. Evolutionary Biology.

Polly, P.D. and Wojcik, J.M. (submitted). Morphological divergence between chromosome races. in J. B. Searle, P. D. Polly, and J. Zima (eds.), Shrews, Chromosomes and Speciation. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom.