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Kaitlin Clare Maguire
Barnosky Lab

Kaitlin Clare Maguire


Phone: (510) 643-6275

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Her Research: "I am interested in understanding the relationship between climate, biogeographic distributions, and mammal evolution during the Cenozoic. My research involves using ecological niche modeling in the fossil record."

Why she loves science: "Studying science feeds my curiosity about the world that surrounds us. I enjoy learning through my own studies as well as from others. My favorite part of what I do is spending time in the field collecting new fossils and data. I also enjoy all the traveling that I get to do."

Why she chose paleontology: "Paleontology is at the interface of biology and geology, a perfect place to study the relationship between the environment and the evolution of life. It also incorporates time, an important dimension of evolution."


Maguire, K.C. and P.A Holroyd. 2016. Pleistocene vertebrates of Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County, California). PaleoBios, 33:1 - 14, ucmp_paleobios_31767.  Read it

Maguire, K.C.. 2015. Dietary niche stability of equids across the mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum in Oregon, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeocology. 426: 297-307.  Read it

Barnosky A.D., M. Holmes, R. Kirchholtes, E. Lindsey, K.C. Maguire, A.W. Poust, M.A. Stegner, J. Sunseri, B. Swartz, J. Swift, N.A. Villavicencio, G.O.U. Wogan. 2014. Prelude to the Anthropocene: Two new North American Land Mammal Ages (NALMAs). Anthropocene Review, 9 Sept. 2014. Anthropocene Review 1-18.  Read it

Barnosky, A. D., Nicholas Matzke, Susumu Tomiya, Guin Wogan, Brian Swartz, Tiago Quental, Charles Marshall, Jenny L. McGuire, Emily L. Lindsey, Kaitlin C. Maguire, Ben Mersey, Elizabeth A. Ferrer. 2011. Has the Earth's sixth mass extinction already arrived? Nature 471:51-57  Read it

Matzke, N., and K. Maguire. 2011. Inclusion of fossil species range data in dispersal-extinction-cladogenesis (DEC) analyses aorrects low estimates of extinction rate and improves estimates of historical biogeography. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(3, suppl.):154A.  Read it

Maguire, K.C. and A.L. Stigall. 2009. Using ecological niche modeling for quantitative biogeographic analysis: a case study of Miocene and Pliocene Equinae in the Great Plains. Paleobiology 35(4):587-611

Maguire, K.C. and A.L. Stigall. 2008. Paleobiogeography of Miocene Equinae of North America: A phylogenetic biogeographic analysis of the relative roles of climate, vicariance, and dispersal. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 267:175-184.