Activities 2015

Several activieties were carried out 2015.


Polly PD, JT Eronen, AM Lawing, J 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. doi: 10.1111/bij.12716

Polly PD and JJ Head (2015): Measuring Earth-life transitions: ecometric analysis of functional traits from late Cenozoic vertebrates. In: PD Polly, JJ Head and DL Fox (Eds.): Earth-Life Transitions: Paleobiology in the Context of Earth System Evolution. The Paleontological Society Papers 21. Yale Press, New Haven, CT. Pp. 21-46

Polly PD, A Cardini, EB Davis, S Steppan (2015): Marmot evolution and global change in the past 10 million years. In: PG Cox and L Hautier (Eds.): Evolution of the Rodents: Advances in Phylogeny, Palaeontology and Functional Morphology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 246-276.

Tapaltsyan V, Eronen JT, Lawing AM, Sharir A, Janis CM, Jernvall J, Klein OD (2015): Continuously growing rodent molars result from a predictable quantitative evolutionary change over 50 million years. Cell Reports, 11: 673-680. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.03.064

Conferences and Workshops


Workshop: Paleo-occupancy

Paleo-occupancy Modeling Working Group, Merced, 19 - 23 November 2015, California, US


Null Models and Trait Modeling

Null Models and Trait Modeling Working Groups. 6 - 9 July 2015, Frankfurt, Germany


Conservation Workshop

Workshop: Conservation on a Rapidly Changing Planet, Berkeley, California, US


Biodiversity and Functional Traits

Symposium at IUBS General Assembly: Biodiversity, functional traits, and lessons from the past, 14-16 December 2015, Berlin, Germany