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2012 UCMP publications

Communicating science to both colleagues and the general public is an essential ingredient of the UCMP mission. Through journals, presentations at professional meetings, articles in the popular press, interviews, workshops, lectures, and even science cafés, members of the UCMP community share their research that ultimately contributes to a greater understanding of the history of life. This list of 2012 peer-reviewed articles represents a portion of that effort. UCMP alums are indicated by asterisks. [NOTE: due to permissions issues, not everyone may be able to view full versions of the linked articles]

Andrews, T.M., R.M. Price, L.S. Mead, T.L. McElhinny, A. Thanukos, K.E. Perez, C.F. Herreid, D.R. Terry, and P.P. Lemmons. 2012. Biology undergraduates' misconceptions about genetic drift. CBE Life Sciences Education 11(3):248–259. doi: 10.1187/cbe.11-12-0107
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Barnosky, A.D., E.A. Hadly, J. Bascompte, E.L. Berlow, J.H. Brown, M. Fortelius, W.M. Getz, J. Harte, A. Hastings, P.A. Marquet, N.D. Martinez, A. Mooers, P. Roopnarine, G. Vermeij, J.W. Williams, R. Gillespie, J. Kitzes, C. Marshall, N. Matzke, D.P. Mindell, E. Revilla, and A.B. Smith. 2012. Approaching a state-shift in the biosphere. Nature 486:52–58. doi: 10.1038/nature11018
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Batavia, M., G. Nguyen, and I. Zucker. 2012. The effects of day length, hibernation, and ambient temperature on incisor dentin in the Turkish hamster (Mesocricetus brandti). Journal of Comparative Physiology B. doi: 10.1007/s00360-012-0729-9
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Batavia, M., G. Nguyen, K. Harman, and I. Zucker. 2012. Hibernation patterns of Turkish hamsters: Influence of sex and ambient temperature. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. doi: 10.1007/s00360-012-0706-3
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Belanger, C.L., E. Jablonski, K. Roy, S. Berke, A.Z. Krug, and J.W. Valentine. 2012. Global environmental predictors of benthic marine biogeographic structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(35):14046–14051. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1212381109
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Brinkman, D.B., P.A. Holroyd, and J.D. Gardner (eds.). 2012. Morphology and Evolution of Turtles. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht. 596 pp.

Brook, B.W., and A.D. Barnosky. 2012. Quaternary extinctions and their link to climate change. Pp. 179–198 in L. Hannah (ed.), Saving a Million Species: Extinction Risk from Climate Change. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Campos, E.O., D. Vihena, and R.L. Caldwell. 2012. Pleopod rowing is used to achieve high forward swimming speeds during the escape response of Odontodactylus havanensis (Stomatopoda). Journal of Crustacean Biology 32(2):171–179. doi: 10.1163/193724011X615596
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Chiou, T.-H., A.R. Place, R.L. Caldwell, J. Marshall, and T.W. Cronin. 2012. A novel function for a carotenoid: Astaxanthin used as a polarizer for visual signaling in a mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:584–589. doi: 10.1242/jeb.066019
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deVries, M.S., E.A.K. Murphy, and S.N. Patek. 2012. Strike mechanics of an ambush predator: The spearing mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:4374–4384. doi: 10.1242/jeb.075317
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Encinas, A. K.L. Finger, L.A. Buatois, and D.E. Peterson.** 2012. Major forearc subsidence and deep-marine Miocene sedimentation in the present Coastal Cordillera and Longitudinal Depression of south-central Chile (38°30'S–41°45'S). Geological Society of America Bulletin 124:1262–1277. doi: 10.1130/B30567.1
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Finnegan, S., D.A. Fike, D.S. Jones, and W.W. Fischer. 2012. A temperature-dependent positive feedback on the magnitude of carbon isotope excursions. Geoscience Canada 39(3):122-131.
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Finnegan, S., N.A. Heim, S.E. Peters, and W.W. Fischer. 2012. Climate change and the selective signature of the Late Ordovician mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(18):6829-6834. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1117039109
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Gong, Z., N.J. Matzke, B. Ermentrout, D. Song, J.E. Vendetti,* M. Slatkin, and G. Oster. 2012. Evolution of patterns on Conus shells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(5):E234–E241. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1119859109
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Harnik, P.G., H.K. Lotze, S.C. Anderson, Z.V. Finkel, S. Finnegan, D.R. Lindberg, L.H. Liow, R. Lockwood, C.R. McClain, J.L. McGuire, A. O'Dea, J.M. Pandolfi, C. Simpson, and D.P. Tittensor. 2012. Extinctions in ancient and modern seas. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27(11):608-17. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.010
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Hickman, C.S. 2012. A new genus and two new species of deep-sea gastropods (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Gazidae). The Nautilus 126(2):57–67.

Lipps, J.H., M. Dunthorn, and T. Stoeck. Fossil tintinnids. Pp. 186–197 in J.R. Dolan, D.S. Montagnes, S. Agatha, D.W. Coats, and D. Stoecker (eds.), The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton. Wiley/Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi: 10.1002/9781118358092.ch8
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Martins, L., C.A. Souto, and C. Menegola. 2012. A new genus and new species of Sclerodactylidae (Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida) from the south-western Atlantic coast. Zootaxa 3506:54–62.

Martins, L., C.A. Souto, and C. Menegola. 2012. First record of Holothuria (Theelothuria) princeps and Thyone pawsoni [Echinodermata: Holothuroidea] in the South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records 5:e98. doi: 10.1017/S1755267212000796
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Martins, L., C.A. Souto, W.F. Magalhaes, O.F.S. Alves, I.L. Rosa, and C. Sampaio. 2012. Echinoderm harvesting in Todos-os-Santos Bay, Bahia state, Brazil: The aquarium trade. Sitientibus série Ciências Biológicas 12(1):53–59.

Nesbitt, S.J., P.M. Barrett, S. Werning, C.A. Sidor, and A.J. Charig. 2012. The oldest dinosaur? A Middle Triassic dinosauriform from Tanzania. Biology Letters 9(1). doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0949 (published 5 December 2012)
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Padian, K. 2012. Evolutionary physiology: A bone for all seasons. Nature 487:310–311. doi: 10.1038/nature11382
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Padian, K., and E.K. Burton. 2012. Dinosaurs and evolutionary theory. Pp. 1057–1072 in J.O. Farlow and M.K. Brett-Surman (eds.), The Complete Dinosaur (2nd ed.). University of Indiana Press, Bloomington.

Parham, J.F.,* P.C.J. Donoghue, C.J. Bell,* T.D. Calway, J.J. Head, P.A. Holroyd, J.G. Inoue, R.B. Irmis,* W.G. Joyce, D.T. Ksepka, J.S.L. Patanι, N.D. Smith, J.E. Tarver, M. Van Tuinen, Z. Yang, K.D. Angielczyk,* J. Greenwood, C.A. Hipsley, L. Jacobs, P.J. Makovicky, J. Mόller, K.T. Smith,* J.M. Theodor,* R.C.M. Warnock, and M.J. Benton. 2012. Best practices for justifying fossil calibrations. Systematic Biology 61(2):346–359. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syr107
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Rohrssen, M., G.D. Love, W.W. Fischer, S. Finnegan, and D.A. Fike. 2012. Lipid biomarkers record fundamental changes in the microbial community structure of tropical seas during the Late Ordovician Hirnantian glaciation. Geology. 4 pp. doi: 10.1130/G33671.1
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Stegner, M.A., and M. Holmes. 2012. Using palaeontological data to assess mammalian community structure: Potential aid in conservation planning. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.04.019
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Valentine, J.W. 2012 (originally published in 1969). Patterns of taxonomic and ecological structure of the shelf benthos during Phanerozoic time. Palaeontology 12:684–709. Republished in M.J. Benton, ed., Origins of Biodiversity. Palaeontology Online, No. 1.

Valentine, J.W., and D. Jablonski. 2012 (originally published in 2010). Origins of marine patterns of biodiversity: some correlates and applications. Palaeontology 53:1203–1210. Republished in M.J. Benton, ed., Origins of Biodiversity. Palaeontology Online, No. 1. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01005.x
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Werning, S. 2012. The ontogenetic osteohistology of Tenontosaurus tilletti. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33539. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033539
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Williams, B.L., M. Stark, and R.L. Caldwell. 2012. Microdistribution of tetrodotoxin in two species of Blue-ringed Octopuses (Hapalochlaena lunulata and Hapalochlaena fasciata) detected by fluorescent immunolabeling. Toxicon 60(7):1307–1313. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.08.015
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